NFC North Team Schecules

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CHICAGO BEARS

Sept. 9 at Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Sept. 17 vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Sept. 23 at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 30 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 7 -- BYE

Oct. 14 at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 21 vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Oct. 28 vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Nov. 4 at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 11 vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 18 vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 22 at Detroit Lions (Thanksgiving), 12:30 p.m. (CBS)

Dec. 2 at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 9 vs. Los Angeles Rams, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 16 vs. Green Bay Packers, 1: p.m (FOX)

Dec. 23 at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 30 at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. (FOX)


DETROIT LIONS

Sept. 10 vs. New York Jets (Mon), 7:10 p.m.(ESPN)

Sept. 16 at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 23 vs. New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Sept. 30 at Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 7 vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 14 -- BYE

Oct. 21 at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 28 vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 4 at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 11 at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 18 vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 22 vs. Chicago Bears (Thanksgiving), 12:30 p.m. (CBS)

Dec. 2 vs. Los Angeles Rams, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 9 at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 16 at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 23 vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 30 at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. (FOX)


GREEN BAY PACKERS

Sept. 9 vs. Chicago Bears, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Sept. 16 vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 23 at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 30 vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Oct. 7 at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 15 vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Oct. 21 -- BYE

Oct. 28 at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 4 at New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Nov. 11 vs. Miami Dolphins, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)

Nov. 15 at Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)

Nov. 25 at Minnesota Vikings, 8:20 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 2 vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 9 vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 16 at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 23 at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 30 vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. (FOX)


MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Sept. 9 vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 16 at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sept. 23 vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Sept. 27 at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)

Oct. 7 at Philadelphia Eagles, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 14 vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 21 at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 28 vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Nov. 4 vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Nov. 11 -- BYE

Nov. 18 at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. (NBC)

Nov. 25 vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Dec. 2 at New England Patriots, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 10 at Seattle Seahawks (Mon), 8:15 P.M. (ESPN)

Dec. 16 vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Dec. 23 at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Dec. 30 vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. (FOX)


Sunday night games in Weeks 5-16 subject to change; Week 17 game TBD


Chicago Bears News

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Bears signing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to one-year deal

 

The Chicago Bears are signing safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a one-year-deal worth $3.6 million, Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported.

 

Cordarrelle Patterson set to leave Pats, sign with Bears

 

Versatile threat Cordarrelle Patterson is expected to leave the Patriots and sign with the Chicago Bears on a two-year, $10 million deal, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.

 

Brad Childress expected to return to Bears as assistant

 

Former Vikings coach Brad Childress is expected to rejoin the Bears as a senior offensive assistant, Tom Pelissero reported. Childress, who resigned as an AAF coach in January, worked for Chicago in 2018.

 

Roundup: Bears cut LB Sam Acho after four seasons

 

Teams continue to purge veteran contracts ahead of the new league year. The Bears parted ways with linebacker Sam Acho after four seasons. Here are other transactions we're monitoring.

 

Matt Nagy confirms Bears will release Cody Parkey

 

The inevitable was confirmed from the source early Wednesday morning. Bears coach Matt Nagy told Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager that the team is releasing kicker Cody Parkey.

 

Kyle Long agrees to restructured contract with Bears

 

Kyle Long is with Chicago for the long haul. The 30-year-old offensive lineman agreed to a restructured deal with Chicago that will keep him with the team for years to come.

 

Could 49ers kicker Robbie Gould return to Bears?

 

Chicago needs a kicker. That much is clear after it was reported that the Bears intend to release embattled booter Cody Parkey. Lucky for them, an old acquaintance, Robbie Gould, is hitting free agency.

 

Bears expected to release kicker Cody Parkey

 

In the aftermath of a season-ending blocked "Double Doink" field-goal attempt, kicker Cody Parkey won't be returning to play for the Bears, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday.

 

Bears' Matt Nagy wins 2018 NFL Coach of the Year

 

Matt Nagy was announced as the 2018 NFL Coach of the Year during Saturday's NFL Honors award show after leading the Bears to the NFC North title in his first season at the helm.

 

Vic Fangio voted 2018 Assistant Coach of the Year

 

Vic Fangio was named the 2018 Assistant Coach of the Year following the Chicago Bears' turnaround from worst to first in the NFC North.

 

Bears, OT Bobby Massie agree on four-year deal

 

On Saturday, the Bears announced they had locked up starting right tackle Bobby Massie with a four-year contract extension through the 2022 season.

 

Bears working out kickers Nick Folk, Blair Walsh

 

In an early sign that Cody Parkey's days as the Bears' kickers are coming to an end, Chicago is set to work out free-agent kickers Nick Folk, Blair Walsh and Austin MacGinnis.

 

Mitchell Trubisky throws 'support' behind Cody Parkey

 

Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey's appearance on The Today Show rubbed people the wrong way including coach Matt Nagy. But not quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. He offered his support.

 

Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson added to Pro Bowl

 

Second-year quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky of the Bears and Deshaun Watson of the Texans were added to the Pro Bowl. Here is a list of other Pro Bowl replacements announced Monday.

 

Bears hire Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator

 

After spending a season out of football, Chuck Pagano is back in the NFL. The Chicago Bears announced they hired Pagano as their defensive coordinator Friday.

 

Bears players defend Cody Parkey: 'That's our guy'

 

Chicago Bears players defended their teammate Cody Parkey after his blocked field goal in Sunday's wild-card loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Parkey tallied 9 of the Bears' 15 points.

 

Cody Parkey's missed field goal officially ruled block

 

Video footage shows the Eagles' Treyvon Hester deflected the missed field-goal attempt by the Bears' Cody Parkey that sent Philadelphia to a 16-15 win on Wild Card Weekend.

 


Detroit Lions News

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Detroit Lions Pro Bowl linebacker Mike Cofer passes away at 58

 

Former Lions linebacker Mike Cofer, a linchpin in Detroit's defense during the 1980s, passed away Thursday at the age of 58, the team announced.

 

Haloti Ngata announces retirement after 13 seasons

 

Atop Mount Kilimanjaro, Haloti Ngata announced his retirement in an Instagram post Monday morning. The disruptive defensive tackle ends a memorable career that had 32.5 sacks in 13 seasons.

 

Detroit Lions sign Trey Flowers to five-year deal

 

The Lions have landed yet another former Patriots player. Detroit is expected to sign defensive end Trey Flowers to a five-year deal, Ian Rapoport reported.

 

Lions sign WR Danny Amendola to one-year deal

 

The Lions announced they've signed former Patriots and Dolphins WR Danny Amendola. Per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the deal is for one-year deal that includes a $4.5M guaranteed base salary.

 

Roundup: Lions releasing starting CB Nevin Lawson

 

The Lions are parting ways with cornerback Nevin Lawson, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Lawson started 45 games over the past three seasons with Detroit.

 

Lions release vet guard T.J. Lang after two seasons

 

The Lions announced Friday they have released veteran guard T.J. Lang. Parting ways with the two-time Pro Bowler saves Detroit $8.843 million on that salary cap.

 

Lions, DE Romeo Okwara agree on 2-year contract

 

Following his first season with the Lions in which he tallied a team-high 7.5 sacks, Romeo Okwara agreed to a two-year deal with Detroit, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.

 

Lions release safety Glover Quin after six seasons

 

The Lions on Friday announced the release of safety Glover Quin, receiver Bruce Ellington and linebacker Nicholas Grigsby. Quin signed a five-year $23.5 million deal with Detroit in 2017.

 

Lions work out former Patriots RB Mike Gillislee

 

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported former Patriots running back Mike Gillislee worked out with the Lions on Thursday, per a source informed of the situation.

 

Lions LB Trevor Bates arrested, facing three charges

 

Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arrested early Saturday for failure to pay a cab fare and, during processing, struck a police officer. He is currently facing three charges, including one felony.

 

Lions GM Bob Quinn would consider drafting QB at No. 8

 

General manager Bob Quinn said the Lions wouldn't "close the door" on drafting a quarterback with the eighth pick in April's draft if they felt he could help them. Where would that leave Matthew Stafford?

 

Lions hire Darrell Bevell as new offensive coordinator

 

Darrell Bevell is headed to Detroit. The Lions have hired him as their new offensive coordinator. Bevell was fired by the Seahawks after their 2017 season.

 

Detroit Lions part ways with OC Jim Bob Cooter

 

The Jim Bob Cooter era is over in Motown after five seasons. Cooter and the Detroit Lions have mutually agreed to part ways, the team announced Tuesday.

 

Matthew Stafford would love to finish career in Detroit

 

Matthew Stafford has been named as one of the players who could potentially be traded this offseason. The Lions QB said, however, if it was up to him, he'd finish his career in Detroit.

 

Tom Brady finds four receivers for scores in win

 

The final week of the regular season came and went without so much as a Monday night game. No worries, though, because we still received an admittedly odd group of unstoppable performers.

 


Green Bay Packers News

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Rodgers channels 'Shawshank' following Cobb exit

 

After eight seasons together, Randall Cobb and Aaron Rogers find themselves apart. Cobb's move from the Packers to the Cowboys left Rodgers in a reflective mood. "I just miss my friend," he wrote on Instagram.

 

Former Packer Clay Matthews headed to Rams

 

Longtime Packers pass rusher Clay Matthews is headed to play for the Los Angeles Rams, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday.

 

Packers add trio of high-priced free agent defenders

 

The Green Bay Packers are upgrading their defense. Ian Rapoport reports the Packers are expected to sign former Ravens edge rusher Za'Darius Smith and former Bears safety Adrian Amos.

 

Packers, 49ers express interest in Chiefs LB Dee Ford

 

When the Chiefs slapped the franchise tag on premier pass rusher Dee Ford on Monday, they did so willing to part with the linebacker if a market developed for his services. It appears one has.

 

Jordy Nelson: Rodgers criticism 'doesn't make sense'

 

Jordy Nelson has heard former teammates criticize Aaron Rodgers for years. Now a former teammate himself, the Raiders wide receiver said the scrutiny of the Packers' All-Pro quarterback doesn't hold water.

 

Packers QB coach: Aaron Rodgers wants to be coached

 

New Packers QB coach Luke Getsy left no doubt he believes veteran QB Aaron Rodgers wants to be pushed. Getsy says he thinks Rodgers wants to be coached "as much as anybody."

 

Aaron Rodgers wants Packers to play in London game

 

After the 2019 season, the only team not to have played in London will be the Green Bay Packers, and Aaron Rodgers hopes that will change in 2020.

 

Aaron Rodgers opts against offseason knee surgery

 

Aaron Rodgers didn't miss a single game after suffering a knee sprain in Week 1. Lucky for Packers fans, no cleanup will be required this offseason.

 

Packers intend to bring back TE Jimmy Graham

 

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Packers are likely to bring back tight end Jimmy Graham for the 2019 season, which includes paying him a $5 million roster bonus.

 

Last Lambeau Packer, Dan Orlich passes away at 94

 

The oldest living Packer and final Green Bay player to have played for Curly Lambeau, Dan Orlich, died on Jan. 18.

 

Packers hire Nathaniel Hackett as Matt LaFleur's OC

 

Nathaniel Hackett wasn't out of a job for very long. The Green Bay Packers hired Hackett as their offensive coordinator, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

 

Packers request interview with Pats' Josh McDaniels

 

Packers eyeing interviews with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Patriots defensive play-caller Brian Flores as head-coaching search continues in Green Bay.

 

Packers interview Jim Caldwell, Chuck Pagano for HC

 

The Green Bay Packers are getting a jumpstart on filling their vacant head coach position. The team interviewed Jim Caldwell and Chuck Pagano, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

 

Aaron Rodgers says he'll play Sunday against Jets

 

Though his coach said he wasn't sure earlier Wednesday, Aaron Rodgers said he will play on Sunday for the Packers against the Jets despite a groin injury and elimination from the playoffs.

 

Philbin not planning to sit Aaron Rodgers for final tilts

 

Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin isn't planning to shut down QB Aaron Rodgers for the final two weeks of the regular season despite being eliminated from playoff contention.

 

Jimmy Graham frustrated by play: 'My numbers suck'

 

Jimmy Graham came to Green Bay this offseason with the intention of rediscovering his All-Pro form from his days in New Orleans. The Packers tight end admitted Friday that he's yet to deliver.

 


Minnesota Vikings News

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Vikings won't exercise option on S Andrew Sendejo

 

The Minnesota Vikings are not picking up their option on starting safety Andrew Sendejo and releasing starting offensive lineman Mike Remmers. Both will be free agents.

 

Zimmer believes Kirk Cousins will be better in Year 2

 

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer believes quarterback Kirk Cousins will be much better in Year 2. Cousins signed a huge contract with the team last March and has a target on his back after a disappointing season.

 

Thielen's agent 'cautiously optimistic' about new deal

 

It's undeniable that Adam Thielen has proven he's worth more than his current contract pays. The question is whether the Vikings want to reward him with a new deal with two years left on his contract.

 

Vikings' Kirk Cousins ready to 'make amends' for 2018

 

After not leading the Vikings to the playoffs, QB Kirk Cousins is eager to get back on the field and try to deliver on the high expectations that followed his signing in Minnesota in 2018.

 

Former Vikings, Cowboys QB Wade Wilson dies at 60

 

Former longtime NFL quarterback Wade Wilson passed away Friday in his Texas home on his 60th birthday. Wilson played 19 seasons for five teams -- the Vikings, Cowboys, Falcons, Saints and Raiders.

 

Vikings' Anthony Barr on FA: 'My possibilities are open'

 

Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr is an impending free agent after spending five seasons with the franchise, and he's looking forward to exploring his value.

 

Vikings hire Gary Kubiak to offensive coaching staff

 

Gary Kubiak is back on an NFL coaching staff, but it's not in Denver. The Vikings hired the former Broncos and Texans coach on Monday with the title of assistant head coach/offensive advisor.

 

Kevin Stefanski returning as Minnesota Vikings OC

 

Kevin Stefanski is expected to return as the Vikings' full-time offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport reports. He took over with three games left in the 2018 season after the Vikings fired John DeFilippo.

 

Zimmer: Tony Sparano's death led to 'downward spiral'

 

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer pointed out one very specific loss that hurt the team at the start of the season -- the death of respected veteran coach Tony Sparano.

 

Mike Zimmer: 'I'm not retiring or resigning. Period'

 

Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer, in aftermath of disappointing season, maintains that he will be sticking around with the Vikings and has no intention of moving on or retiring.

 

Vikings want to ride Dalvin Cook 'the rest of the year'

 

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook had a career-high 136 rushing yards in Sunday's 41-17 romp over the Dolphins. Will Cook have the same success in Week 16 versus the Bears?

 

Cousins: I take ownership of Vikings' offensive woes

 

The Vikings parted ways with offensive coordinator John DeFilippo earlier this week after another devastating loss. Kirk Cousins took "ownership" of his team's offensive struggles this season.

 

Vikes' Rudolph: We 'didn't have an identity' on offense

 

After Monday night's poor offensive showing against the Seattle Seahawks, the Vikings fired OC John DeFilippo. Tight end Kyle Rudolph expounded on the team's frustrations afterwards.

 

Woeful third-down conversions doom Vikings' offense

 

The Minnesota Vikings converted just 2-of-10 third downs on Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks, with the only conversions coming on Kirk Cousins sneaks.

 

Seahawks stuff Vikings, keep distance in playoff hunt

 

The Seattle Seahawks (8-5) distanced themselves from the wild-card pack with a 21-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings (6-6-1) at CenturyLink Field to close out Week 14.

 

Bobby Wagner's controversial FG block keys win

 

Bobby Wagner's field-goal block keyed Seattle's win over Minnesota. But was it illegal? Mike Zimmer, Pete Carroll and Bobby Wagner have different stories.

 

Thielen: 'Cheap' play prompted spat with Belichick

 

Adam Thielen and Bill Belichick shared a tense moment late in the Patriots' win against the Vikings. The Minnesota receiver later explained he let his emotions get the best of him when he confronted New England's coach.

 

Mike Zimmer repeats desire for Vikings to run more

 

The Vikings ran the ball well against the Patriots. They just didn't run very often. That had coach Mike Zimmer lamenting Minnesota's offensive approach, which has become a familiar tune this season.

 

Kirk Cousins passes huge test vs. Packers, but challenges await

 

Sunday night brought a crucial victory for the Vikings' playoff hopes -- and the biggest win in Kirk Cousins' early tenure in Minnesota. But, as Jim Trotter writes, the next challenge for the high-paid QB is just a game away.