7:06 AM EST, Mon November 24, 2014

Packers' victory over Vikings not a big win, but a gritty one

Being a Super Bowl contender is never having to say you’re sorry for a three-point victory against a division rival on a field you’ve never played on.

David Bass makes most of opportunity

CHICAGO -- David Bass’ bio bit in Chicago's press packet leading into Sunday’s 22-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reads unremarkably to say the least. - Inactive weeks 1-2. - Did not play weeks 3 and 5. - Waived 10/7 - Signed to the Bears practice squad 10/8 - Signed to the active roster 11/3 Yet Bass, a second-year veteran, made arguably the most significant play of Chicago’s victory over the Buccaneers with his third-quarter strip-sack of Josh McCown, which led to the first of Matt Forte’s two touchdown runs.
Daily Norseman 4 hours ago

Report: Vikings General Counsel Worked To Keep Adrian Peterson Off The Field

Lost in the lead up to the Minnesota Vikings' 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday was a story about the ongoing situation with Adrian Peterson. It came from ESPN's Adam Schefter through his FaceBook page, and addresses something that Peterson said in his interview with Tom Pelissero in USA Today. In that interview, there was a bit where Peterson talked about some members of the organization not wanting him back with the team. Unlike Peterson, Schefter named names. . .well, one name, anyway. When Adrian Peterson told USA Today there were people in Vikings' organization who did...
Patriots' defensive snaps: Alan Branch rises

Patriots' defensive snaps: Alan Branch rises

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Snaps played by New England Patriots defenders in Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions (penalties included; kneel-downs not included): DEFENSIVE TACKLE Vince Wilfork -- 63 of 81 Chris Jones -- 46 of 81 Alan Branch -- 29 of 81 Quick-hit thoughts: It has been a steady progression for Branch, who played 12 snaps in his debut against the Broncos, followed up with 18 against the Colts, and increased his workload to 29 against the Lions.
CBS Sports 12 hours ago
Video: Lions at Patriots recap

Watch: Lions at Patriots recap

Adam Aizer, Jamey Eisenberg, Pete Prisco and Dave Richard recap the action of the Lions and the Patriots.
It Is What It Is | WEEI 16 hours ago
Halftime analysis: Patriots 24, Lions 6

Halftime analysis: Patriots 24, Lions 6

FOXBORO — Two quarters are done here at Gillette Stadium, and the Patriots lead the Lions, 24-6. Tom Brady (21-for-27 for 233 yards) threw two touchdown passes to Tim Wright, Brandon LaFell had six catches for 71 yards and the Patriots sacked Matthew Stafford twice and kept the Lions out of the end zone over […]
Mike McCarthy has conquered Vikings

Mike McCarthy has conquered Vikings

The Green Bay Packers of coach Mike McCarthy have accomplished more against the Minnesota Vikings than even Vince Lombardi did.
CBS Sports 12 hours ago
Video: Packers at Vikings recap

Watch: Packers at Vikings recap

Adam Aizer, Jamey Eisenberg, Pete Prisco and Dave Richard recap the action of the Packers and the Vikings.
Tampa Bay Times 2 hours ago

Bucs Turning Point, Week 12: A disastrous 127 seconds vs. Bears

When you're out this week picking up the turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, don't forget to stock up on Tylenol, especially if you're planning on watching the Buccaneers the rest of this season.
CBS Sports 12 hours ago
Video: Buccaneers at Bears recap

Watch: Buccaneers at Bears recap

Adam Aizer, Jamey Eisenberg, Pete Prisco and Dave Richard recap the action of the Buccaneers and the Bears.

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 11 hours ago

Vikings: Matt Kalil silent about another rough game

Matt Kalil had another rough day for the Vikings, called for three penalties worth 35 yards, but the left tackle didn't want to talk about it after a 24-21 loss to Green Bay at TCF Bank Stadium.
Northwest Herald 11 hours ago

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears winning more but getting worse

Offense reaches new low vs. Bucs

Matt Forte: Bears coaches told us we played 'worst half of football'

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte praised the team’s opportunistic defense for keeping the club afloat after another lethargic first half by the offense that helped Tampa build a 10-0 lead and win the total yardage battle, 211 to 68. “Basically at halftime coach was telling us that basically we just played the worst half of football and we’re only down 10 to nothing,” Forte said. “Our defense definitely kept us in the game with that.

Packers vs. Patriots shaping up as a great match-up

Minneapolis - There wasn't a huge buzz in the locker room after the game about the upcoming game against the 9-2 New England Patriots, but the Packers know they're in for a must-see match-up.
Detroit Lions' Riley Reiff injures knee, 26-game start streak could be in jeopardy on Thanksgiving

Detroit Lions' Riley Reiff injures knee, 26-game start streak could be in jeopardy on Thanksgiving

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Detroit Lions lost right tackle LaAdrian Waddle on the first series of the season opener. They lost right guard Larry Warford on the first series of a game two weeks ago against the Dolphins. On Sunday,...

Rough homecoming for Bucs' Lovie Smith, Josh McCown

Lovie Smith was buttoned up and all business as usual following Sunday's 21-13 loss to the Bears.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 12 hours ago

Vikings' Charles Johnson emerges as go-to receiver

Charles Johnson's claim to fame his first month with the Vikings was that he was not left guard Charlie Johnson.
Detroit Lions' James Ihedigbo adamant this is a blip on the radar for league's best defnese

Detroit Lions' James Ihedigbo adamant this is a blip on the radar for league's best defnese

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After an embarrassing loss to one of the NFL's most-potent offenses, Detroit Lions safety James Ihedigbo was asked if opponents were starting to figure out the NFL's top-ranked defense. Frustrated following the performance, which saw the Lions...

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