1. Why John Fox Would Be the Right Coach at the Right Time for Chicago Bears

    The Chicago Bears appear to be closing in on the right head coach at the right time. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report , the next coaching domino to fall is former ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 49,389 reads 246 comments

  2. Did Teddy Bridgewater Overtake Matthew Stafford as No. 2 QB in NFC North?

    The 2014 season was a consistently entertaining, occasionally brilliant and often chaotic one for the quarterbacks of the NFC North...

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  3. New Wrinkles Could Help Packers Defense Against Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson

    A better effort in both stopping the run and containing the game's most dangerous edge passer figures to be among the focal points for the Green Bay Packers defense in prepping ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 9,776 reads 46 comments

  4. Packers Will Need More Superman Aaron Rodgers to Beat Seattle in NFC Title Game

    The narrative fulcrum for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers came at the 1:51 mark in the third quarter of Sunday's NFC Divisional Round win over the Dallas Cowboys ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 32,879 reads 287 comments

  5. Davante Adams' Coming-out Party Propels Packers to NFC Title Game

    With the rookie wall growing in front of him every week, first-year receiver Davante Adams had rightfully entered the postseason as an afterthought for the Green Bay Packers ...

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  6. 5 Things the Packers Must Do to Beat the Cowboys in the Divisional Round

    The Green Bay Packers will attempt to get back to the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 2011 when they take on the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round Sunday at Lambeau Field...

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  7. Bears Must Exercise Patience, Trust in New GM Ryan Pace

    With a significant rebuild looming, the Chicago Bears have first chosen a new general manager to lead the way...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 26,113 reads 89 comments

  8. Packers Looking for Special Teams to Be Special Again vs. Cowboys

    Wild Card Weekend in the NFL provided a stern warning to the Green Bay Packers : Special teams absolutely matter in the postseason...

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  9. What's the Secret to Cowboys' Success on the Road, and Can the Packers Stop It?

    The Green Bay Packers know the record and the rarity of it all. The Dallas Cowboys , who will make the trip north to take on the Packers in the NFC divisional round, completed ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 11,170 reads 68 comments

  10. Despite Playoff Ending, Lions Still Grew into Legitimate Contenders in 2014

    The cruel finality of the NFL postseason took a bite out of the Detroit Lions ' 2014 season, but 11 wins and a near road victory in the NFC Wild Card Round should be viewed ...

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  11. Don't Blame Matthew Stafford for Lions' Gut-Wrenching Wild-Card Loss

    There was no sixth game-winning drive. No road playoff win for the first time since 1957. No first away win over a team with a winning record...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 14,894 reads 129 comments

  12. Consistency from Matthew Stafford Key for Lions in Wild Card vs. Cowboys

    Ndamukong Suh is once again eligible to play Sunday in the NFC Wild Card Round, but his availability following an overturned suspension will mean mostly nothing if the ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 4,263 reads 31 comments

  13. Ndamukong Suh's Successful Appeal Gives Lions a Fighting Chance vs. Cowboys

    Ted Cottrell has given the Detroit Lions a fighting chance against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card Round...

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  14. Packers Offensive Line Proves to Be Super Bowl-Caliber

    The time has come for the Green Bay Packers ' offensive line to be considered among the NFL 's very best...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 9,717 reads 29 comments

  15. Will Ndamukong Suh's Past Cost Him Playoff Game After Stepping on Aaron Rodgers?

    The littered past of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh makes it hard to fathom his two-step on the leg of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 3,322 reads 19 comments

  16. Matthew Stafford, Lions' Struggles on the Road Spell Disaster for Playoff Hopes

    The Detroit Lions ' 30-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 17 ensured the Lions will now need to win three straight road games to qualify for the Super Bowl...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 7,376 reads 59 comments

  17. Jay Cutler's Bonus Start in Week 17 Means Nothing for the Bears

    A season's worth of dysfunction will come to an appropriate conclusion when the Chicago Bears start previously benched quarterback Jay Cutler against the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday's season finale ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 5,379 reads 45 comments

  18. Why the Packers Must Treat Week 17 as a Must-Win vs. Lions

    A fourth straight division title isn't the only thing on the line for the Green Bay Packers when the Detroit Lions visit Lambeau Field for a season finale showdown Sunday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 10,572 reads 22 comments

  19. Packers, Lions Set Up NFC North Title Game with Playoff Seeding Up for Grabs

    The Green Bay Packers (11-4) and Detroit Lions (11-4) both took care of business in Week 16, setting up a season finale between the two clubs that will determine the NFC North champion and recipient of a first-round bye in the conference playoffs...

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  20. Extending Randall Cobb Must Be a Matter of When, Not If, for Green Bay Packers

    The burning question surrounding a contract extension between the Green Bay Packers and receiver Randall Cobb should not be if, but when...

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  21. If Bears Fire Marc Trestman, What Should They Look for in a Replacement Coach?

    The reeling Chicago Bears appear to be inching closer and closer to moving on from second-year head coach Marc Trestman , a reality that will leave the club with obvious questions about what is desired in the team's next head man...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 19,514 reads 86 comments

  22. Laying Out the Postseason Scenarios for Lions, Packers in NFC Race

    The 10-4 Detroit Lions and 10-4 Green Bay Packers each have clear paths to the postseason, beginning with mostly straight-forward clinching scenarios in Week 16...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 21,617 reads 97 comments

  23. Bears' Loss to Saints on MNF Epitomizes Season to Forget in Chicago

    The ugly details of the Chicago Bears ' 31-15 loss to the New Orleans Saints can adequately explain just about everything that has gone wrong for the Bears during one of the most disappointing seasons in recent franchise history...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 3,621 reads 26 comments

  24. Perfect Storm Creates the Rarest of Days for Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

    A perfect storm of variables and errors—both of the forced and unforced kind—helped create a rare afternoon for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers ...

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  25. Packers' Continued Struggles Against Top Defenses Provide Worry for Playoff Run

    The once white-hot offense of the Green Bay Packers couldn't have put together a more lousy all-around performance than the one delivered during Sunday's 21-13 defeat against the Buffalo Bills ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 148,885 reads 334 comments