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Adrian Peterson says he sees comeback, but not for non-contender

Adrian Peterson says he sees comeback, but not for non-contender

Neither the Minnesota Vikings nor Adrian Peterson have been willing publicly to put a timetable on his potential return to the field nearly three months after he tore the meniscus in his right knee.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf stresses that the season is not over yet

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf stresses that the season is not over yet

Vikings owner is hopeful that his team can repeat the 4-0, playoff-clinching finish of 2012.
Brandon Marshall: Pain pills explain hazy memory of 3-TD game vs. 49ers

Brandon Marshall: Pain pills explain hazy memory of 3-TD game vs. 49ers

Brandon Marshall doesn’t remember much about one of the more memorable games of his 11-year career. Today, the Jets wide receiver said he only has hazy memories of his three-touchdown performance in a win against the 49ers in 2014 when he was with the Bears. In a conference call with Bay Area reporters before the Jets’ visit to Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, Marshall briefly hesitated before explaining why he doesn’t recall much from one of the two three-touchdown games in his 164-game career. “Well, I don’t really remember much about that game because I worked really hard to get...
Acme Packing Company 9 hours ago
Nick Perry Injury: Packers linebacker ruled out against Seahawks in Week 14

Nick Perry Injury: Packers linebacker ruled out against Seahawks in Week 14

One of Green Bay’s best defensive players will be forced to sit out Sunday’s game due to a hand injury. The Green Bay Packers’ defense has been a M*A*S*H unit all year long, and in particular the linebacker unit has been hit hard by injuries throughout the 2016 season. The Packers’ inside linebackers in particular have been shuffled in recent weeks, with Jake Ryan, Blake Martinez, and Clay Matthews all missing time (or being limited) over the last few weeks. Now, the outside linebacker unit can add a starter to the list of walking wounded. In his Wednesday press conference, Mike...
Join chat on the Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join chat on the Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join the weekly live chat on the Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday. The Lions (8-4) are preparing to play the woeful Chicago Bears (3-9) on Sunday at Ford Field. Detroit will take the Bears seriously despite their record. The Bears won the first meeting in Week 4 in Chicago. Bring your comments and concerns. It's always interesting. — Paula Pasche

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Matt Prater joins Barry Sanders as only Lions with 3 player of week awards

Matt Prater joins Barry Sanders as only Lions with 3 player of week awards

The Detroit Lions kicker has won his third NFC special teams player of the week award, joining Barry Sanders as the only players in team history to win three weekly awards in the same season. Prater's latest award comes after he converted all five of his field-goal attempts in a 28-13 win Sunday against New Orleans, a personal best. He accounted for 16 of those points, also a personal best.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 16 hours ago

Danielle Hunter head of his class, other Vikings stats that stand out

Every Wednesday morning, beat writer Matt Vensel will share five Vikings stats that actually mean something heading into that weekend’s game. 15.5 — sacks for Danielle Hunter in his first two NFL seasons Hunter, the second-year defensive end, recorded a pair of sacks against Dak Prescott and the Cowboys, giving him 5.5 sacks in his past four games and a team-leading 9.5 through a dozen games. Combine those with the six sacks he racked up as a rookie and Hunter has 15.5 sacks in his career, the most by any player selected in the 2015 draft. The former third-round pick has one more career...
Grand Rapids Press 16 hours ago
Where does Lions' Jim Caldwell fit into the NFL Coach of the Year discussion?

Where does Lions' Jim Caldwell fit into the NFL Coach of the Year discussion?

Caldwell has led the Lions to seven wins in their last eight games.

Can Bears fluster Matthew Stafford for second time this season?

Can Bears fluster Matthew Stafford for second time this season?
5 things to watch: This week could be the one for DeAndre Levy

5 things to watch: This week could be the one for DeAndre Levy

The Detroit Lions (8-4) close out the month by traveling to to face NFC East heavyweights New York and Dallas, which makes handling their business Sunday against last-place Chicago (3-9) all the more important.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer back to work, carefully

Coach says he’s following doctor’s orders following eye surgery.
CSN Chicago Dec 6, 2016

The standard for Bears evaluating Matt Barkley? Use what John Fox uses

Taking care of the ball will prove to be the test source of evaluating how far Matt Barkley has come, and what his potential can be for the Bears.

Alex Boone on Zimmer: ‘He is one tough dude’

Minnesota Vikings players react to head coach Mike Zimmer’s return after emergency eye surgery.
Grand Rapids Press Dec 6, 2016
Detroit Lions shut down Armonty Bryant, Brandon Pettigrew, sign back Joique Bell

Detroit Lions shut down Armonty Bryant, Brandon Pettigrew, sign back Joique Bell

In a quick reshuffling of the roster, the Detroit Lions are bringing back RB Joique Bell while sending DE Armonty Bryant and TE Brandon Pettigrew to injured reserve and the PUP list, respectively.

CSN to chronicle Bears vs Packers rivalry on next installment of Bears Classics

Bears Classics presented by Xfinity to debut Tuesday, December 13 at 9:00 PM CT -- Exclusively on CSNNarrated by Chicago Bears/Pro Football Hall of Fame legend DICK BUTKUS

NFC North Player News

  • 3 Adrian Peterson

    Adrian Peterson

    Adrian Peterson aims to return to Vikings, but only if playoffs are in play

  • 2 Travis Swanson

    Travis Swanson

    Lions center Travis Swanson out with brain injury

  • 2 Matt Prater

    Matt Prater

    Matt Prater joins Barry Sanders as only Lions with 3 player of week awards

  • 1 Trevor Davis

    Trevor Davis

    You Need a Jacket in the Land of the Frozen Tundra

  • 1 Theo Riddick

    Theo Riddick

    Theo Riddick, Travis Swanson, Ezekiel Ansah miss Lions practice

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