NFC North Articles

Perhaps the NFL schedule makers went to the well one too many times. For the third consecutive season, the Vikings will visit Green Bay during Week 16 or 17 of the regular season. And why not? The last two visits produced high drama games with...
John Gworek
3 weeks ago
Matthew Stafford
Detroit is on the edge of playoff contention while Chicago is trying to build momentum for 2018 behind rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The Bears (4-9) are coming off of an impressive win in Cincinnati in which Jordan Howard did some solid...
Matt Josephs
1 month ago
Jordan Howard
Just a month ago, the Green Bay Packers were riding high at 4–1, fresh off a 35–31 win at Dallas, and looking like the class of the NFC. Then Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in a loss at Minnesota, and the Packers haven’t...
John Gworek
2 months ago
One team has a healthy quarterback who can’t score in the red zone. The other has a quarterback still learning how to score, period.   But while Matthew Stafford may make the difference in his team’s playoff hopes, all eyes in...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
Mitchell Trubisky
It's a big stage for Mitchell Trubisky's first career NFL start. The No. 2 overall draft pick out of North Carolina gets to show the nation on "Monday Night Football" what he's made out of, and hopefully interject some life...
Matt Josephs
3 months ago
Thursday Night Football: Packers Aaron Rodgers
It's Thursday Night Football time. The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers have met 192 times in the regular season and twice more in the postseason. The series is deadlocked at 94–94–6, and one would think the series has seen it...
John Gworek
3 months ago
Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy
The Green Bay Packers may be as close to a lock at winning the NFC North as you can get, as long as Aaron Rodgers is able to stay healthy. The Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings have both made improvements to their roster from last season, and...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
12 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

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