NFC North Articles

Stefon Diggs
For the first time since 2006, the Vikings head into a season without Adrian Peterson as the face of their franchise and the engine that drives their offense. Considering that Peterson is 32 and averaged 1.9 yards per carry while missing 13 games...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Jordy Nelson
In the wake of a 44-21 blowout loss to Atlanta in the NFC Championship Game — the second time in three years his team had come up one game shy of a return trip to the Super Bowl — Aaron Rodgers issued a not-so-subtle public plea....
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Ameer Abdullah
There were wholesale changes, followed by incremental progress. The hope for the Detroit Lions is that a new regime led by general manager Bob Quinn will continue where it left off in 2016. The Lions returned to the playoffs, got significant...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
John Fox
An optimist would say there’s nowhere to go but up for a Bears team that limped home with a 3-13 record in 2016, the worst 16-game mark in franchise history.   A realist would say that this year’s Bears team isn’t any...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Despite the NFL’s undisputed status as the most dominant professional sports league, it needs some improvement. A few lingering issues still require some resolution. In particular, scheduling, both during the regular season and postseason...
John La Fleur
1 month ago
Detroit Lions Fantasy Football Team Names
What are the best fantasy football team names for Detroit Lions fans? Look no further. Whether you're looking for great, funny, clever, old, new or stupid fantasy football team names to match your favorite team — the Detroit Lions...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Green Bay Packers Fantasy Football Team Names
What are the best fantasy football team names for Green Bay Packers fans? Look no further. Whether you're looking for great, funny, clever, old, new or stupid fantasy football team names to match your favorite team — the Green Bay Packers...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Team Names
What are the best fantasy football team names for Minnesota Vikings fans? Look no further. Whether you're looking for great, funny, clever, old, new or stupid fantasy football team names to match your favorite team — the Minnesota Vikings...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Chicago Bears Fantasy Football Team Names
What are the best fantasy football team names for Chicago Bears fans? Look no further. Whether you're looking for great, funny, clever, old, new or stupid fantasy football team names to match your favorite team — the Chicago Bears...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
DraftKings Lineup Picks for the NFL Conference Championship Games
Trying to pick the optimal DraftKings lineup for the NFL's (NFC and AFC) conference championship games on Sunday? Our football experts are here to help.   Here’s what our optimal DFS lineup looks like.   QB Matt Ryan ($...
Rob McVey
6 months ago
Matthew Stafford
The NFC North and a guaranteed spot in the playoffs are on the line as bitter division rivals Detroit and Green Bay clash to close out the 2016 regular season. The two teams enter heading in vastly different directions, as the Lions have lost two...
Bryan Fischer
6 months ago
Sam Bradford
Back in Week 2, Minnesota defeated Green Bay 17-14 in the first game played in brand-new U.S. Bank Stadium. That victory was part of the Vikings’ impressive 5-0 start and gave them an early two-game lead over the Packers.   Fast-...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
Sam Bradford
It’s been a drought-busting season throughout major sports. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals, bringing Cleveland its first title since 1964. The Chicago Cubs ended their historic 108-year run without a championship by winning the...
Tom Bowles
8 months ago
Jay Cutler
On paper, this looks like a Monday night mismatch. The Minnesota Vikings and the NFL’s best defense invade Soldier Field tied for the best record in the NFC. The host Chicago Bears are tied for the NFC’s worst record and are already...
John Gworek
8 months ago
Aaron Rodgers
When the NFL schedule was revealed, the Packers’ was about as quirky as could be: Green Bay opened with two on the road, then returned home for four in a row with a Week 4 bye mixed in. That stretch ends tonight against the Bears, and then...
John Gworek
9 months ago
College football fans frequently argue about the superiority or inferiority of conferences. As much as those in the NFL like to maintain that parity exists across its divisions, fans believe differently. How can fans settle the debate? By applying...
John La Fleur
9 months ago
Adrian Peterson
There are a number of rivalry games that stand the test of time and no matter what era you’re in, the Green Bay Packers taking on the Minnesota Vikings is certainly one of those. The latest edition of this NFC North battle might be the most...
Bryan Fischer
10 months ago
Some surprises, both the good and bad kind, in Week 1 in terms of fantasy performances by wide receivers and tight ends. Before we look ahead to Week 2, let’s see how my Week 1 advice fared.   Good Calls...   Start Donte...
Michael Horvath
10 months ago
Ezekiel Ansah
Minnesota broke Green Bay’s stranglehold on the NFC East last season, and don’t be surprised if these two battle for the top spot again. The Vikings took a wide receiver in the first round of the draft to give quarterback Teddy...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
John Fox
Make no mistake about it: The Bears are now GM Ryan Pace’s and head coach John Fox’s team. Nine free-agent additions followed by nine draft picks have put a distinct Pace-Fox stamp on the Bears in the second year of their reign,...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matthew Stafford
Plenty has changed in Detroit, thanks to some serious house-cleaning in the front office and another high-profile roster subtraction. But the problem remains the same for the Lions: They’ve yet to find the recipe for building a consistent...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jordy Nelson
When the Green Bay Packers returned to work for the start of their offseason program in April, Mike McCarthy felt a bit like an overmatched substitute teacher in a class full of unruly high schoolers. With perfect attendance — all of the 63...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Adrian Peterson
With a top-five scoring defense on the rise and Adrian Peterson somehow still at the top of his game, the Vikings need 23-year-old quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to take the next step to elevate the league’s 29th-ranked offense and make the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Calvin Johnson
In 1999, Detroit Lions star running back Barry Sanders shockingly retired at age 31. Almost 17 years later, another one of the greatest players to wear a Lions jersey unexpectedly retired in the prime of his career. Detroit star wide receiver...
Antwan Staley
1 year ago
Aaron Rodgers
Since Green Bay couldn’t stop the Arizona juggernaut last Sunday in the desert, it must now conquer the Vikings for a second time in the season or end up consigned to a road trip during the first week of the postseason. It’s not the...
Michael Bradley
1 year ago

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