NFC North Articles

Philadelphia's decision to pick Chip Kelly as its head coach will be one of the most intriguing and heavily scrutinized hires in NFL history. Kelly was a traditional college coach, as he ran an up-tempo, spread offense that most don’t believe...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings each have something to play for when the long-time NFC North rivals meet up at 4:25 p.m. ET this afternoon on FOX. For the Vikings (9-6) it’s win and they are in the playoffs for the first time since...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
The Detroit Lions will try and play spoiler when they take on the Green Bay Packers tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC. The Lions (4-8) are looking to end a four-game losing streak and do something they haven’t done in more than 20 years – win at...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Two divisional foes with drastically different 2012 results will meet on Monday Night Football, when the Chicago Bears host the Detroit Lions at 8:30 p.m. EST on ESPN. Lovie Smith’s Chicago crew has jumped out to a 4-1 start, outscoring its...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
The Thursday night game will feature the NFL’s oldest rivalry, with the Green Bay Packers hosting the Chicago Bears at 8:20 p.m. EST on the NFL Network. These two NFC North foes had very different experiences in their openers, as the Bears easily...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
The marquee matchup of the NFL’s opening weekend will take place at historic Lambeau Field, with the Green Bay Packers hosting the San Francisco 49ers at 4:25pm EST on Fox. These two NFC stalwarts combined for 28 regular-season wins in 2011, and...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Athlon Sports is counting down its 2012 NFL preseason Power Rankings with in-depth team previews, schedule analysis and more as the start of the NFL season draws near. The Green Bay Packers check in at No. 1. In the end, 15–1 meant zero to...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Athlon Sports is counting down its 2012 NFL preseason Power Rankings with in-depth team previews, schedule analysis and more as the start of the NFL season draws near. The Chicago Bears check in at No. 9. Team president and CEO Ted Phillips...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Athlon Sports is counting down its 2012 NFL preseason Power Rankings with in-depth team previews, schedule analysis and more as the start of the NFL season draws near. The Detroit Lions check in at No. 10. The Lions went from 0–16 to the...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Athlon Sports will preview the upcoming 2012 NFL season with in-depth roundtable debates with our editors and other experts from around the world of football. Q: Who is more likely to knock off the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North this...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
The Green Bay Packers experienced the one thing NFL fans fear the most once preseason football gets started.  Season-ending injuries to key starters.  In this case, veteran linebacker Desmond Bishop isn't just a key starter, but...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Keeping up with your favorite team can be an all-consuming task. We’re here to help indulge that need to follow all aspects of the NFL on Twitter. For all 32 teams, we’re picking the best Twitter accounts for each franchise. They run the gamut...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Athlon Sports is counting down its 2012 NFL preseason Power Rankings with in-depth team previews, schedule analysis and more as the start of the NFL season draws near. The Minnesota Vikings check in at No. 30. Immersed in one of the darkest...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Veterans can be they key to any championship season. However, that doesn’t always extend to the bench or the dugout. In June, Erik Spoelstra coached the Miami Heat to an NBA title at age 41, but he had to go through Oklahoma City’s Scott...
David Fox
2 years ago
Scheduling plays a huge role in the outcome of every NFL season. So the Athlon NFL editors will spend the next month dissecting each and every week of the 2012 slate for all 32 teams in the league. Detroit Lions 2012 Schedule: Week 1: St....
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Scheduling plays a huge role in the outcome of every NFL season. So the Athlon NFL editors will spend the next month dissecting each and every week of the 2012 slate for all 32 teams in the league. Minnesota Vikings 2012 Schedule: Week 1:...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Scheduling plays a huge role in the outcome of every NFL season. So the Athlon NFL editors will spend the next month dissecting each and every week of the 2012 slate for all 32 teams in the league. Green Bay Packers 2012 Schedule: Week 1:...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Scheduling plays a huge role in the outcome of every NFL season. So the Athlon NFL editors will spend the next month dissecting each and every week of the 2012 slate for all 32 teams in the league. Chicago Bears 2012 Schedule: Week 1:...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
-by Braden Gall (follow him on twitter @AthlonBraden) The Green Bay Packers will not go undefeated in 2011. Since Super Bowl I decided the 1966 NFL championship, there have been 1,252 seasons played by official NFL franchises. There have...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
Every team in the NFL will have reached their halfway point of the season by the time this weekend’s games are finished, which means we are about to be officially in the stretch run. And the timing couldn’t be better. There are several games this...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Anyone who saw the Chicago Bears self-destruct against the Detroit Lions on Monday night probably thought Chicago’s offense was in complete disarray. Well, you thought wrong. We’ve obtained an exclusive look at Mike Martz’s playbook for Monday...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Uh-oh Chicago fans; it looks like another Jay Cutler uproar could be blowing through the Windy City this week. The controversial quarterback and reality show “star” Kristin Cavallari called off their engagement in July, but his presence in Los...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
The streaks are almost all gone now, which means the Detroit Lions finally are ready to put their past behind them. The Matt Millen era is a fading memory, along with the historically awful 0–16 season that capped it in 2008. In the span of two...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
With an offense that remains a work in progress, the Chicago Bears will again depend on an elite defense to do most of the heavy lifting after falling a game short of the Super Bowl. The defense is getting a bit long in the tooth, and critics...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Aaron Rodgers fancies himself as something of an amateur NFL historian, so it hardly came as a surprise when the Green Bay Packers quarterback had his answer at the ready when asked during the offseason what he and the Super Bowl XLV champions...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago

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