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Arians: Peterson vs. Megatron is best corner covering best receiver
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says the NFL’s two best players at their respective positions will be going head to head on Sunday when the Lions come to town. Arians said today that he considers his own cornerback, Patrick Peterson, to be the best in the …Upvote Share Tweet
Time for Banjo to play on defense?GREEN BAY, Wis. – Don’t be surprised to see Chris Banjo get some playing time on Sunday against the Washington Redskins. The rookie safety is the logical -- and for that matter, only -- choice if the Green Bay Packers feel the need to make a change at s…Upvote Share TweetALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Carson Palmer spoke with the Detroit media Wednesday ahead of Sunday's visit from the Lions. Here, in friendly bullet points, are the highlights of what they said: BRUCE ARIANS Ar…Upvote Share Tweet
WR Jones shows leadership, maturityGREEN BAY, Wis. – Earlier in his career, Green Bay Packers receiver James Jones might have complained about what happened in Sunday’s season opener at San Francisco, where he didn’t catch a single pass and was targeted only twice. In fact, two years ago…Upvote Share TweetGREEN BAY, Wis. – Among the things the Green Bay Packers will have to figure out during their preparation for Sunday’s home opener against Washington is just how mobile quarterback Robert Griffin III is at this point. A little more than eight months rem…Upvote Share TweetDetroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has 100,000 reasons to change his style of play.None of them are enough motivation to modify what he does on game day.Suh was fined $100,000 by the NFL on Tuesday for an illegal block he delivered to Minnesot…Upvote Share TweetLAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) participated on a limited basis during Wednesday’s practice inside the Walter Payton Center, but isn’t expected to miss time Sunday when the club hosts the Minnesota Vikings. “I do exp…Upvote Share TweetLAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears are facing a curious conflict at Halas Hall this week as they intend to improve the pass rush just as the NFL's best running back comes marching into town. There is no doubt the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson w…Upvote Share TweetALLEN PARK, Mich. -- When Mikel Leshoure arrived at Ford Field for the season opener Sunday, he had planned on playing. When he walked in the locker room, he found out he would not be playing. As one of the team's inactives, the running back, who was De…Upvote Share TweetGREEN BAY, Wis. – Jermichael Finley injured his big toe on the third play of Sunday’s game at San Francisco and didn’t miss any plays because of it, so the Green Bay Packers tight end figures he should be fine for this week’s game against Washington. St…Upvote Share TweetCoach Leslie Frazier defended Christian Ponder again on Wednesday, saying the quarterback's struggles weren't the only reason the Vikings lost to the Detroit Lions last Sunday and adding he's not thinking about making a change at the position.Upvote Share TweetALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Jason Fox started the first game of his career Sunday against Minnesota. He didn’t get to finish it. Now, the fourth-year pro out of Miami (Fla.) is back to waiting to when he can return to the field after he injured his groin in th…Upvote Share TweetThe Vikings defense didn’t do much to slow down the Lions offense in Week One and one reason why they might have struggled was the absence of defensive tackle Kevin Williams, who missed the game with a knee injury he suffered on a low block by 49ers gua…Upvote Share TweetOn Sunday, a week’s worth of words from Packers linebacker Clay Matthews became action, when Matthews hit 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick well out of bounds after a play. The move drew a flag and launched a fracas, which included 49ers tackle Joe Sta…Upvote Share Tweet
Shutdown Corner Playoff Projection – The Ravens will be in, and the Packers will be outyahoo.com Updated Sep 11, 2013It's never too early to project what the playoff bracket will look like in January, even after just one week. Through the season we'll try to guess what the NFL playoff picture will look like when the season ends. To see through which teams are for real…Upvote Share TweetOn Tuesday, the Seahawks tried out a trio of tight ends, including Kellen Davis. On Wednesday, the Seahawks added Davis to the roster. Davis played five season with the Bears. Cut in the offseason, he signed with the Browns. Who cut him on September 1. …Upvote Share Tweet
Allen: Vikings' struggles in Chicago 'embarassing'LAKE FOREST, Ill. – The Vikings’ recent futility in Chicago is not lost on Minnesota Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen. To find the Vikings’ last win at Soldier Field you have to go all the way back to October 14, 2007 -- a 34-31 final that featured Ad…Upvote Share TweetA weekly analysis of the Bears’ quarterback play. Rewind: Jay Cutler started slowly, throwing for 70 yards on 10-of-19 passing in the first half. In the second half, he threw for 172 yards and a touchdown to bring back the Bears from an 11-point deficit…Upvote Share Tweet
QB Watch: Lions' Matthew StaffordA weekly analysis of the Detroit Lions' quarterback play. Rewind: Matthew Stafford was pretty sharp in his team’s opener against Minnesota, especially considering some of the concerns about his accuracy in the preseason. He completed 28 of 43 passes for…Upvote Share Tweet
TE Joseph Fauria impresses early in careerALLEN PARK, Mich. -- He had few chances. Going into his first NFL game, Joseph Fauria had no idea how much he’d be on the field or if he’d even have an opportunity to catch a pass. Let alone a touchdown. When Fauria did, he didn’t really know what to do…Upvote Share Tweet
Frazier: Not much to glean from BearsLAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier admitted there’s still not much to glean from studying tape of Chicago’s offense during its Week 1 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, or the four games the Bears played in the preseason. Frazier …Upvote Share TweetLAKE FOREST, Ill. – Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier was a good sport on Wednesday when asked if former Chicago Bears offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb is providing the Vikings with inside information about his former team. “We’re not finished, …Upvote Share TweetAnquan Boldin might be old and expensive, and not much of a runner. But the guy knows how to make a first impression. Boldin was named NFC offensive player of the week, after his ridiculous 13-catch, 208-yard performance against the Packers. It was remi…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, coaching hot seatThe Lions got a win in their opener against the Vikings, although two of the more discussed things coming out of the game had to do with things that went wrong for the team. One was the latest run-in with the Calvin Johnson rule for the player who gave …Upvote Share Tweet
Pereira: Officials wrongly gave Victor Cruz a TD on incomplete passNo one knows what constitutes a catch in the NFL anymore. When the “Calvin Johnson rule” reared its ugly head again on Sunday, and the Lions’ star receiver had a touchdown catch overturned by the referee after reviewing the replay, it looked like the NF…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Sep 11, 2013&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; There's a great story about legendary Bears coach George Halas. Only 10 minutes before a game against the Packers, Halas knocked on the locker room door and asked to see …Upvote Share Tweet
Bush: 'Suh is a changed person'Sep 11Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush talks about the team's improved offense and also explains why teammate Ndamukong Suh is a team leader.
Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh to appeal unprecedented fineSep 11Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh is appealing his $100 thousand fine for his low hit on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan. NFL Media reporter Ian Rapoport has the latest update.
Sport Science: Jordy NelsonSep 11Sport Science examines Jordy Nelson's timing and body control, which enabled him to make a great catch inbounds.
Is Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's fine acceptable or excessive?Sep 11Eric Davis gives his take on Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's fine as he poses the question; does the NFL want this type play out of the league or Suh out of the league?
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch changes directionSep 11Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks' unsung star, has been in trouble but is trying to make a difference, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
A New View: Matt Birk's First Sunday in RetirementSep 11A New View: Matt Birk's First Sunday in Retirement