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' Mike Davis buys mom a house on Mother's Day

 

After fighting to earn his biggest payday this offseason, Chicago Bears RB Mike Davis surprised his mom with a new house on Mother's Day, and capped off a touching rags to riches story.

 

Trubisky excited about 'three-headed monster' at RB

 

Jordan Howard's production will be missed in Chicago, but Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky projects good things from his current backfield of Tarik Cohen, Mike Davis and David Montgomery.

 

Bears kickers still can't convert from 43 yards out

 

At the first day of Chicago Bears rookie minicamp, coach Matt Nagy held a kicking competition and the kickers with no NFL experience went a combined two for eight.

 

Bears exercise fifth-year option on LB Leonard Floyd

 

The Chicago Bears are exercising the fifth-year team option on outside linebacker Leonard Floyd, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. Floyd was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

 

Bears draft David Montgomery as Howard replacement

 

The Bears traded up with the Patriots to select Iowa State running back David Montgomery with the No. 73 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Friday night.

 

Bears tight end Zach Miller announces retirement

 

A week after saying he wanted to provide an answer on his playing status by the start of training camp, Bears tight end Zach Miller announced his retirement on Instagram.

 

Bradley Chubb studying Khalil Mack tape in offseason

 

After a sensational rookie season, Broncos pass rusher Bradley Chubb is preparing for new coach Vic Fangio's defense by grinding Khalil Mack tape.

 

Former Packers, Bears guard Josh Sitton retires

 

Former Packers and Bears guard Josh Sitton announced his retirement on Thursday. Sitton retires with four Pro Bowl selections, one first-team All-Pro bid and two second-team All-Pro nods.

 

Eagles acquire Bears RB Jordan Howard in trade

 

The Chicago Bears finally moved Jordan Howard. Chicago shipped the running back to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a conditional 2020 draft pick on Thursday night.

 

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.

 


Detroit Lions News

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Ex-Lions center Travis Swanson announces retirement

 

Travis Swanson is retiring from professional football. The free-agent center announced Saturday that he is walking away from the game after four years with the Lions and one with the Dolphins.

 

Former Chiefs coach Gunther Cunningham dead at 72

 

Former Chiefs head coach and long-time assistant Gunther Cunningham passed away at the age of 72. For more than 30 years, Cunningham was a staple personality among the NFL coaching world.

 

Lions' Kerryon Johnson looking to build off rookie year

 

Lions running back Kerryon Johnson's 2018 campaign ended prematurely after suffering a knee injury. Johnson is motivated to build off last year's success as he begins his second season.

 

Matthew Stafford's wife, Kelly, recovering after 12-hour surgery

 

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, announced on Sunday that she was at home recovering after undergoing a 12-hour brain surgery.

 

Lions GM: Stafford's absence won't affect draft plans

 

Lions general manager Bob Quinn said Thursday that Matthew Stafford's absence from the team will not affect how Detroit attacks the 2019 NFL Draft.

 

Detroit Lions GM open to trading down in first round

 

Lions GM Bob Quinn tells Ian Rapoport that he's open to moving back from the No. 8 pick to acquire more selections in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft.

 

Ex-Packers, Lions OL T.J. Lang retiring after 10 seasons

 

T.J. is calling it a career. The offensive guard announced on social media Friday that he's retiring after 10 seasons in the NFL. Lang was released by the Detroit Lions earlier this month.

 

Lions' Kerryon Johnson not to be overworked in 2019

 

The Detroit Lions have found a feature back in Kerryon Johnson but head coach Matt Patricia would like to be smart with the second-year RB in 2019 who's coming off a season-ending injury.

 

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.

 


Green Bay Packers News

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NFL community mourns loss of Packers great Bart Starr

 

The football world is mourning the loss of Packers great and Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr, who died Sunday at the age of 85. Aaron Rodgers, Troy Aikman and others expressed their condolences.

 

Bart Starr was Hall of Famer on and off the field

 

Growing up 90 miles north of Green Bay, Steve Mariucci loved the Packers and idolized Bart Starr. He recalls how his boyhood hero eventually became his mentor, inspiration and dear friend.

 

Packers legend Bart Starr passes away at age 85

 

Green Bay Packers quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85, the team announced Sunday.

 

Aaron Rodgers plans to learn LaFleur's system quickly

 

A new coaching staff comes with a new playbook, and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is liking Matt LaFleur's offensive system after getting some reps on the first day of OTAs in Green Bay.

 

Ted Thompson diagnosed with autonomic disorder

 

Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson revealed Wednesday that he suffers from an autonomic disorder and said his health contributed to him stepping down following the 2017 season.

 

Packers sign No. 12 overall pick LB Rashan Gary

 

Just a day after the Packers were the first team to ink a first-round pick when they signed safety Darnell Savage, the team announced the signing of first-round draft pick Rashan Gary.

 

Packers sign first-rounder Darnell Savage to contract

 

The first of the 2019 first-round picks has signed his rookie deal. Green Bay Packers safety Darnell Savage agreed to his four-year contract on Thursday, his agency announced on Twitter.

 

Packers add Rashan Gary with No. 12 overall pick

 

The Green Bay Packers selected linebacker Rashan Gary with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The former Michigan product compiled 10.5 sacks in three seasons.

 

Cardinals, five others opening voluntary minicamps

 

Cardinals, with Josh Rosen taking the field, other teams with first-year coaches -- Bengals, Browns, Packers, Jets and Buccaneers --begin voluntary minicamp today.

 

Matt LaFleur doesn't care about Packers' past turmoil

 

New Packers head coach Matt LaFleur isn't concerned about the organization's past in the wake of the Bleacher Report article that dove into the relationship of Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers.

 

Mark Murphy: Packers article is 'a lot of half-truths'

 

Packers president Mark Murphy made his turn to respond to the reported turmoil at the end of the Mike McCarthy era in Green Bay, and made clear where he stood with their star QB Aaron Rodgers.

 

Aaron Rodgers stands by 'everything' he said on article

 

After addressing a much-discussed Bleacher Report article earlier in the week, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers stood his ground on Wednesday and looked to move forward.

 

Cardinals, Packers, Jets open offseason workouts

 

The Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and New York Jets kick off offseason workouts Monday with players reporting. The Cincinnati Bengals will open their doors Tuesday.

 

McCarthy denies 'utterly absurd' massage accusations

 

Former Packers coach Mike McCarthy denied claims from a Bleacher Report article to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero on Thursday that he would miss meetings to have massages.

 

Former Packers, Bears guard Josh Sitton retires

 

Former Packers and Bears guard Josh Sitton announced his retirement on Thursday. Sitton retires with four Pro Bowl selections, one first-team All-Pro bid and two second-team All-Pro nods.

 

Jordy Nelson: Would be hard to say no if Rodgers called

 

Recently retired receiver Jordy Nelson admitted "it would probably be hard to say no" if Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers asked him to come back to Green Bay.

 

McCarthy: Firing couldn't have been handled worse

 

Mike McCarthy holds no punches about his Green Bay dismissal, stating that when he was let go by the Packers, "There was no emotion to it. That was hard."

 

Ex-Packers, Lions OL T.J. Lang retiring after 10 seasons

 

T.J. is calling it a career. The offensive guard announced on social media Friday that he's retiring after 10 seasons in the NFL. Lang was released by the Detroit Lions earlier this month.

 

Jordy Nelson to retire from NFL after 11 seasons

 

Jordy Nelson is calling it quits after 11 seasons. The former Packers and Raiders wide receiver is retiring from the NFL, per ex-teammate James Jones.

 


Minnesota Vikings News

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Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes appreciates Zimmer criticism

 

Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes was under scrutiny from coach Mike Zimmer during this past season, but the six-year veteran has owned up to his poor play in 2018 and looks to fix it going forward.

 

Kyle Rudolph says Vikings offered five-year extension

 

Tight end Kyle Rudolph confirmed a report that the Vikings recently offered him a five-year contract extension and his agent and the team are currently working through the situation.

 

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph to attend OTAs amid standoff

 

Amid a standoff in contract negotiations with the Minnesota Vikings, Kyle Rudolph has no intention of staying away from the team facility.

 

Vikings' Mark Wilf: 'We expect a lot better season'

 

The Minnesota Vikings fell short of expectations in 2018 but co-owner Mark Wilf feels that his team and quarterback Kirk Cousins will bounce back this season.

 

Irv Smith on Rudolph: 'We can be a great combination'

 

While tight end Kyle Rudolph's status in Minnesota remains unclear, rookie TE Irv Smith Jr. believes the two can work together and provide a one-two punch for the Vikings.

 

Kyle Rudolph won't take pay cut: 'Too young for that'

 

Kyle Rudolph told legendary reporter Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune there was "no way" he'd take less to stay with the Minnesota Vikings.

 

Vikings sign No. 18 overall pick Garrett Bradbury

 

The Vikings announced that No. 18 overall pick Garrett Bradbury signed his four-year rookie contract Tuesday. As with all first-round picks, the deal comes with a team option for a fifth season.

 

Vikings could trade Kyle Rudolph after talks break off

 

When the Vikings grabbed Irv Smith Jr. in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Kyle Rudolph's name was immediately reported to be on the chopping block. Now the veteran tight end is on the trade block.

 

Spielman: Wife says don't come home if Vikings pick CB

 

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman shared his wife told him to not come home if he drafts another cornerback. The Vikings hold the No. 18 overall pick.

 

Vikings' Dalvin Cook hasn't 'scratched the surface yet'

 

With the Vikings falling short on the postseason and more injury troubles in 2018, Dalvin Cook is aiming to have a full and phenomenal 2019 campaign.

 

Vikings, Adam Thielen agree to 4-year, $64M extension

 

The Minnesota Vikings and wide receiver Adam Thielen agreed to a four-year extension for $64 million, his agency announced Friday. The max value of the contract is $73 million with $35 million guaranteed.

 

Vikings signing Sean Mannion to back up Kirk Cousins

 

Sean Mannion has landed in Minneapolis.The former Los Angeles Rams backup quarterback is signing with the Minnesota Vikings in the same capacity, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Sunday.

 

Zimmer: Xavier Rhodes needs to play up to contract

 

After a subpar 2018 showing, cornerback Xavier Rhodes received some strong words from Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer at the Annual League Meeting on Tuesday.