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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 5 hours ago
Behind Enemy Lines: free agent duds, Glennon at QB and more with beat writer Greg Auman

Behind Enemy Lines: free agent duds, Glennon at QB and more with beat writer Greg Auman

With a new week brings another edition of “Behind Enemy Lines.” For the Vikings’ Week 8 road trip against the Bucs, we spoke to beat writer Greg Auman, who covers the team for the Tampa Bay Times. Here are five questions we asked Auman about Sunday’s game. 1. The Bucs spent so much money in free agency but have just one win. What hasn’t gone right? GA: Those free agents are a good start to what hasn’t gone right. Michael Johnson hasn’t gotten pressure at defensive end, Anthony Collins hasn’t been the reliable answer they needed him to be at left tackle. Evan Dietrich-Smith and...
Nick Fairley wants to sign long-term deal with Detroit Lions, not thinking about free agency

Nick Fairley wants to sign long-term deal with Detroit Lions, not thinking about free agency

This is the final year of Nick Fairley's deal, and there are red flags to consider before awarding him a long-term contract. Fairley wants to make his intentions known: If he has his way, he'll sign a long-term deal to remain with Detroit.
Baltimore Sun 23 hours ago

Fantasy start/sit for Week 8: Will Shane Vereen run wild on Bears?

As an NFL fan, I don't particularly trust Bill "Spygate" Belichick. As a fantasy football owner, I really don't trust Belichick.
Boston Herald 15 hours ago

Borges: Improved Patriots defense must endure offensive gauntlet

FOXBORO — As often happens in these parts, the victory party began before the votes had been counted. Or even cast, for that matter.The coronation of the Patriots defense started the day Brandon Browner was signed. When Darrelle Revis was signed two days later, the Patriots hadn’t just improved their defense, they’d become in the eyes of the willingly blind or steadfastly opaque “The Greatest Defense Since The ’85 Bears!” Any suggestion at caution was viewed as high treason.
Pats Pulpit 14 mins ago

Patriots Announce Week 8 Injury Report; Shane Vereen Illness

The Patriots have released their injury report for Sunday's game against the Bears. The Patriots have announced their final injury report for Sunday's game against the Bears. With the long rest behind them, the Patriots were able to return most players to the field. Here's the breakdown: OUT: DE Chandler Jones (hip) - Jones is likely out for the next month. Jones is the only player who didn't practice the entire week. Questionable: OL Dan Connolly (concussion), DL Dominique Easley (knee, shoulder), S Nate Ebner (finger), OL Cameron Fleming (finger), ST Matthew Slater (shoulder), OL Bryan...
Canal Street Chronicles 2 hours ago
Saints vs. Packers Sunday Night Football Game Predictions

Saints vs. Packers Sunday Night Football Game Predictions

Make your three best predictions about the Saints vs. Packers Sunday Night Football showdown against other CSC members for a chance to win an official October version of the Wilson NFL "Duke" football! The Saints return to primetime in the Dome as they take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football and attempt to make some noise in the NFC South. Here's your chance to make some noise in our weekly prediction contest. This week, we've actually got a prize to give to our winner: an official NFL football! Every year to help promote breast cancer awareness, the NFL goes pink for the...
The Falcoholic 4 hours ago

Five Falcons-Lions Questions With Pride of Detroit

The questions and answers that matter for the matchup between the Falcons and Lions. We had the opportunity to ask five questions of Sean Yuille, head honcho at SB Nation's Lions blog, Pride of Detroit. They follow. Dave Choate: Matthews Stafford has had a relatively quiet season thus far. How much of that is due to Calvin Johnson, the offensive line and Stafford himself, and how much might be due to play calling? Sean Yuille: I tend to think all of those things are equally contributing to the Lions' struggles on offense. Stafford hasn't played very well this season, but a lot things have...
Bucs Nation 7 mins ago
Vikings vs. Buccaneers 2014: Teddy Bridgewater comes to Tampa

Vikings vs. Buccaneers 2014: Teddy Bridgewater comes to Tampa

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Here's everything you need to know about the game. The NFL has announced that defensive end Da'Quan Bowers will be suspended for two games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Bowers is the second Buccaneer to be suspended under this policy, as Jorvorskie Lane's two-game suspension was announced just before the bye week. Bowers was a second-round pick in 2011, but has been a disappointment throughout his career with the Bucs. Injuries have hampered his performance, but he hasn't turned into the...

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 5 hours ago

Access Vikings Breakdown No excuses for losing to Tampa Bay

The Vikings will look to snap a three-game losing streak on Sunday against the Bucs. While they're not calling it a must-win, there won't be any excuses for losing to the 1-5 Bucs.
Detroit Lions chat: Grab a spot of tea and let's talk Lions in London

Detroit Lions chat: Grab a spot of tea and let's talk Lions in London

Justin Rogers will be answering your Lions questions for 90 minutes, starting at 11:00 a.m.

'Microwave' Flynn remains Packers' No. 2 QB

 Photo/ Matt Flynn is the clear-cut No. 2 quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers, even with some uneven play in mop-up time. GREEN BAY – Although Alex Van Pelt would like to see better play from backup quarterback Matt Flynn, he also realizes that because of the number of first-team snaps his ace needs to feel fully prepared, the deck is stacked against the No. 2 QB.That’s why Van Pelt, the Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach, isn’t bothered by Flynn’s two up-and-down performances in mop-up time in place of starter Aaron Rodgers in the team’s blowout victories over Minnesota and...
Joe Lombardi: Fullback Jed Collins could play some tight end for Detroit Lions

Joe Lombardi: Fullback Jed Collins could play some tight end for Detroit Lions

Lombardi suggested an offensive lineman could play in some blocking situations, while fullback Jed Collins and the receivers could fulfill the pass-catching responsibilities out of the tight end position.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Aaron Rodgers `much better' than 2011 MVP season, plus other links

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Aaron Rodgers `much better' than 2011 MVP season, plus other links

Here is a look at some of the top stories coming out of the Green Bay Packers camp.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 7 hours ago

Christian Ponder on Vikings return next year: 'I have no idea'

If there's even a chance quarterback Christian Ponder could return next season to the Vikings, he's not ready to address it.
Kickalicious shows up at Detroit Lions practice, and wishes he were in uniform

Kickalicious shows up at Detroit Lions practice, and wishes he were in uniform

The Detroit Lions had a new kicker at practice Friday morning. And it's a name many fans have been calling for.

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