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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Jimmy Graham: I still have ability to make big plays

 

After one of the offseason's most panned free-agent signings, Chicago's Jimmy Graham told the media he still has the speed and the ability to make big plays.

 

Bears signing Robert Quinn to 5-year, $70M deal

 

The Bears are signing pass rusher Robert Quinn to a five year, $70 million contract, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported. The team also released former first-rounder Leonard Floyd.

 

Roundup: Bears agree to deal with TE Demetrius Harris

 

The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with tight end Demetrius Harris, Ian Rapoport reported. Here's other news we're tracking.

 

Mitchell Trubisky has surgery for partially torn labrum

 

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky underwent surgery to repair the partially torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

 

Bears hiring ex-Bengals OC Bill Lazor as their OC

 

Chicago is hiring former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor as their next OC. Lazor will replace ex-Bears offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, who was fired on Dec. 31.

 

Bears guard Kyle Long 'stepping away' from football

 

After seven years in the pros, Kyle Long appears to be calling it quits. The Chicago Bears guard announced in a tweet Sunday that he is "stepping away and getting my body right."

 

Bears, Eddie Jackson agree to 4-yr, $58.4M extension

 

The Bears and star safety Eddie Jackson agreed to terms on a four-year extension worth $58.4 million, Ian Rapoport reports. The deal makes Jackson the highest-paid safety in the NFL.

 

McCaskey: 'Bears were back' before 2019 letdown

 

Bears chairman George McCaskey related his -- along with his mom's -- disappointment in the 2019 campaign after the belief that Chicago had returned to being an upper-echelon team.

 

Bears fire OC Mark Helfrich, other offensive assistants

 

The Bears announced Tuesday that Mitchell Trubisky will be their starter in 2020. He'll be working with a new offensive coordinator. Chicago dismissed Mark Helfrich and three other assistants.

 

Bears GM: Trubisky will be our starting QB in 2020

 

Bears general manager Ryan Pace told reporters Tuesday Mitchell Trubisky will continue to be the team's starting quarterback in 2020. But the GM was mum when asked about the QB's fifth-year option.

 

For Pro Bowler Khalil Mack, no success without playoffs

 

With the Bears eliminated from the playoffs, Khalil Mack can't see this season as a success, stating: "The only thing you can really count on is getting to the playoffs and that’s my mindset."

 

Trubisky knows Mahomes, Watson comps won't stop

 

The Bears traded up to select Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 draft. Picked ahead of Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes, Trubisky knows those comparisons will never stop.

 

Trubisky: Bears are different team in rematch

 

The Bears scored just three points in the season opener against the Packers. As the rivals are set to square off again this Sunday, Mitchell Trubisky believes the Bears are in a "rhythm now."

 

Allen Robinson wants to be Bears' all-time leading WR

 

Allen Robinson says he would love to stay in Chicago and cement his legacy with the Bears. The veteran wide receiver has his sights set on the team's all-time leading receiver title.

 

Mitchell Trubisky: Win streak makes Bears 'hungrier'

 

After the Chicago Bears' Thursday night win over the Dallas Cowboys, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky says the three straight victories makes his squad "hungrier" for more.

 

Bears' Roquan Smith feared to have torn his pec in win

 

Chicago Bears star linebacker Roquan Smith is feared to have suffered a torn pectoral in Thursday's Week 14 win over the Dallas Cowboys, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

 

Mitchell Trubisky doubtful to face Raiders in London

 

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that it's doubtful Mitchell Trubisky will play this week in London against the Raiders. The Bears QB exited Sunday's game with a left shoulder injury.

 

Nagy on Thanksgiving win: 'Today was Mitch's day'

 

Even with the pressure mounting against him with each passing week, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky showed everyone on Turkey Day that he hasn't allowed the criticism to ruffle his feathers.

 


Detroit Lions News

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Lions WR Marvin Jones aims for 15 TDs in 2020

 

Detroit receiver Marvin Jones has high hopes of the statistical variety for the 2020 season, most notably setting his sights on scoring 15 touchdowns.

 

Eagles trading for Darius Slay; CB gets extension

 

The Philadelphia Eagles are trading for Detroit Lions star CB Darius Slay, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. As part of the deal, the Eagles are signing Slay to a three-year, $50 million extension.

 

Darius Slay anticipates trade following Lions' FA moves

 

Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay took to Twitter on Wednesday night to provide his take on his future with the Detroit Lions, in the wake of the team signing veteran Desmond Trufant.

 

Lions ink Desmond Trufant to two-year, $21M deal

 

Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, former Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant is signing a two-year, $21 milllion deal with the Detroit Lions, according to an informed source.

 

Track all of Wednesday's NFL free agency news

 

Lions coach Matt Patricia will be coaching another former Patriot. Defensive tackle Danny Shelton is signing a two-year contract for $8 million with Detroit, Ian Rapoport reports. Here's all the news we're monitoring around the NFL.

 

Lions agree to 5-year, $50M deal with OT Vaitai

 

Halapoulivaati Vaitai just got paid. The offensive tackle has agreed to a five-year contract worth $50 million with the Detroit Lions, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.

 

Patricia calls Matthew Stafford trade rumors 'comical'

 

The Lions will have the third pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Given how funny coach Matt Patricia thinks the idea of trading Matthew Stafford sounds, don't expect that pick to be used on a QB.

 

Stafford expected to be full-go for Lions workouts

 

Lions general manager Bob Quinn anticipates quarterback Matthew Stafford being a full-go for offseason workouts. Stafford missed the final eight games of the 2019 season with a back injury.

 

'Snacks' Harrison tweets Lions release was 'mutual'

 

Damon "Snacks" Harrison essentially confirmed his release on Friday night with a tweet in which he thanked Detroit, but also said the release was "mutual."

 

Detroit Lions release DT Damon 'Snacks' Harrison

 

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Detroit Lions are releasing veteran defensive tackle Damon 'Snacks' Harrison after a year and a half in the Motor City.

 

Jets' Le'Veon Bell among potential trade candidates

 

With the NFL Scouting Combine and free agency on the horizon, several big-name players are already gaining trade buzz. Ian Rapoport names a few potential players who could be on the move.

 

Lions GM: Matthew Stafford trade report totally false

 

Armed with a No. 3 overall pick, rumors of the Detroit Lions trading veteran QB Matthew Stafford have swirled, but the team's GM has already responded to the latest local report.

 

Lions WR Kenny Golladay not fretting new contract

 

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay is on the fourth and final year of his rookie contract. Golladay plans to let the situation play out but says he wouldn't mind sticking with Detroit.

 

Lions sign former first-round guard Joshua Garnett

 

Free-agent guard Joshua Garnett signed with the Detroit Lions on Monday, one day after the 2019 season, which the offensive lineman spent out of football, came to a close.

 

Lions GM 'comfortable' with Matt Stafford returning

 

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn said he plans on having Matthew Stafford back and isn't worried about the back injury the quarterback suffered that limited him to eight games in 2019.

 


Green Bay Packers News

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Martinez: Packers don't value ILBs as much as Giants

 

After inking a three-year, $30 million contract with the Giants, former Packers linebacker Blake Martinez said he's happy to land with a club that values inside linebackers.

 

Roundup: Redskins add ex-Eagles CB Ronald Darby

 

Former Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby is joining an NFC East rival, signing a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

 

Cobb excited by similarities between Watson, Rodgers

 

New Houston Texans receiver Randall Cobb has yet to share the field with Deshaun Watson. But, based on the tape, Cobb says he sees many similarities between Watson and his old QB, Aaron Rodgers.

 

Packers cut TE Jimmy Graham after two seasons

 

The Packers released tight end Jimmy Graham after two seasons in Green Bay. In 2019, Graham started 10 games and had 38 receptions for 447 yards and three touchdowns.

 

Packers GM eyes 2020 QBs, calls them 'good crop'

 

Even though the Packers have Aaron Rodgers doesn't mean they won't draft a quarterback. Why general manager Brian Gutekunst isn't opposed to looking to the future.

 

Hall of Fame safety, Packers legend Willie Wood dies at 83

 

Former Green Bay Packers safety and Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Wood died Monday at the age of 83, the team announced.

 

Jimmy Graham not expected back with Packers

 

Tight end Jimmy Graham is not expected back in Green Bay, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed of the situation.

 

Packers GM: Free agency will be more restrictive

 

Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst will have his work cut out for him this offseason. Why he admitted that they'll be more restrictive in free agency this year.

 

LaFleur 'still working through' decision on DC Pettine

 

In the aftermath of the Packers' NFC championship loss to the 49ers, the future of DC Mike Pettine remains uncertain. "We're still working through everything right now," coach Matt LaFleur said.

 

Aaron Rodgers: Football 'became fun again' in '19

 

Though Aaron Rodgers' and the Packers' season ended Sunday in lopsided fashion, the star QB is looking back fondly on the campaign as he said, "This one will always be special. Because it became fun again."

 

Aaron Rodgers, Packers see 'open' window despite loss to 49ers

 

Green Bay's promising 2019 season ended in San Francisco, with it going perhaps the last opportunity for Aaron Rodgers to make the Super Bowl. Jim Trotter writes, however, the Packers believe they'll be back.

 

49ers trounce Packers en route to Super Bowl LIV

 

The San Francisco 49ers ran out to a 27-point halftime lead and left the Green Bay Packers behind for a resounding 37-20 NFC Championship Game win on Sunday en route to Super Bowl LIV.

 

Mike McCarthy on Packers: 'Great to see them back'

 

As the Packers and Mike McCarthy have moved on, the former Green Bay coach and new Dallas coach is happy for his old team's success: "It's great to see them back where they should be."

 

Packers-49ers: NFC Championship Game preview

 

Kevin Patra previews the NFC Championship Game ahead of Sunday's tilt between two perennial powerhouses, Packers and 49ers. Will the Niners clinch their second win this season over the Pack?

 


Minnesota Vikings News

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Minnesota Vikings signing wideout Tajae Sharpe

 

The Minnesota Vikings are signing former Titans receiver Tajae Sharpe to a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

 

Vikings safety Anthony Harris could be trade candidate

 

The Minnesota Vikings used the franchise tag on Anthony Harris but has signaled to other teams that the safety could be had for a mid-to-late round draft pick, according to Ian Rapoport.

 

Bills acquire WR Stefon Diggs from Vikings in trade

 

The Bills acquired Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs and a 2020 seventh-round pick in exchange for a 2020 first-round pick, a 2020 fifth-round pick, a 2020 sixth-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick.

 

Vikings, Kirk Cousins agree to 2-year, $66M extension

 

The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension worth $66 million for quarterback Kirk Cousins, Ian Rapoport reports. The new deal includes $61 million guaranteed at signing.

 

FA S Anthony Harris would 'like to stay' with Vikings

 

With Justin Simmons getting tagged by Broncos, Anthony Harris has become top free-agent safety, but he'd like to stay with the Vikings "if all things were equal."

 

Dalvin Cook sets sights on 2K scrimmage yards in '20

 

Dalvin Cook remains the centerpiece of Minnesota's offense, as the Vikings running back said he's set a goal of 2,000 yards from scrimmage in his fourth season.

 

Giants TE Rhett Ellison announces retirement

 

New York Giants tight end Rhett Ellison announced his retirement Monday after eight seasons. Ellison, 31, started seven of his 10 appearances in 2019 and had 18 catches for 167 yards and one score.

 

Vikings GM: No reason to think WR Diggs won't return

 

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says that there is no reason to think that wide receiver Stefon Diggs won't be with the team for the upcoming 2020 season.

 

Vikes' Kubiak excited to call plays: 'I never lost the joy'

 

In wake of Kevin Stefanski landing the Browns' head coaching job, Gary Kubiak will fill the roles as Vikings OC and the 58-year-old is delighted to call plays again.

 

Vikings add former Packers DC Dom Capers to staff

 

The Vikings hired Dom Capers to be a senior defensive assistant. His recent eight-year run as the Packers DC included a Super Bowl title and three conference championship game appearances.

 

Hall of Fame DE Chris Doleman dies at age of 58

 

Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman died Tuesday night after a battle with brain cancer. He was 58 years old. The Vikings legend was inducted into Canton in 2012.

 

Vikings announce coaching changes for 2020 season

 

The Minnesota Vikings announced a slew of coaching changes on Monday, including assistant DL coach Andre Patterson and LB coach Adam Zimmer being named co-defensive coordinators.

 

Dalvin Cook on potential deal: I'll give Vikings 'my all'

 

Minnesota Vikings wideout Dalvin Cook is entering the final year of his deal. After posting his best stats of his career, he's ready to strike a new deal.