1. Packers Must Get Creative to Continue Pressuring QB Without Matthews, Perry

    For the second time in as many years, Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers will need to get creative in his blitz calls to provide pressure on quarterbacks without Clay Matthews and Nick Perry...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 3,546 reads 9 comments

  2. NFL Taking Things Too Far With Absurd Ndamukong Suh Fine

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has a well-documented history of reckless and dangerous actions, many of which deserved every penny the NFL drained from his bank account...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 99,145 reads 476 comments

  3. How the Vikings Can Put Josh Freeman in Best Position to Enjoy Early Success

    Expect the Minnesota Vikings to run a relatively simple offense with Josh Freeman, who, signed just over a week ago, is slated to be the starting quarterback against the New York Giants on Monday night...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 24,809 reads 54 comments

  4. Surprising Run Game, Defense Keep Green Bay Packers as NFC North Front Runners

    Three rather simple factors separate the 3-2 Green Bay Packers from the 4-2 Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions and 1-4 Minnesota Vikings in the rough and tough NFC North...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 4,897 reads 29 comments

  5. Injuries Pile Up for Green Bay Packers, Push Roster to Breaking Point

    The rash of injuries began in August, continued through September and have now come on the hardest in October. For the Green Bay Packers , the injury bug has provided no breaks during the 2013 season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 19,820 reads 37 comments

  6. Minnesota Vikings' Problems Run Much Deeper Than the Quarterback Position

    For a team with four losses in five tries and a third different starting quarterback just over the horizon, there is little difficultly in throwing the majority of blame at the game's most important position...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 7,320 reads 32 comments

  7. Vikings Clear the Path for Josh Freeman to Start After Blowout Loss to Panthers

    All signs emanating from the Minnesota Vikings ' 35-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers Sunday point to Josh Freeman becoming the starting quarterback in Minnesota sooner rather than later...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 22,006 reads 108 comments

  8. Can the Packers Replicate the Success of the Broncos Offense vs. Ravens?

    A star quarterback. Three game-changing receivers. A field-stretching tight end. Using this assemblage of offensive ammunition, the Denver Broncos bludgeoned the Baltimore ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 1,748 reads 6 comments

  9. Pros and Cons of Each Vikings Quarterback Option This Season

    Sometime in the relatively near future, the Minnesota Vikings will be making a decision at quarterback between veteran Matt Cassel, a completely healthy Christian Ponder and an up-to-speed Josh Freeman...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 9,810 reads 26 comments

  10. Bears Proving Turnovers Will Once Again Define Their Season

    Three more interceptions and the 17 points added to the NFL 's top total off turnovers provided the necessary difference for the Chicago Bears ' 27-21 win over the New York Giants Thursday night...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 6,828 reads 78 comments

  11. Packers' Early-Season Schedule Will Ensure a Battle-Tested Offensive Line

    The rebuilt and patched-up offensive line of the Green Bay Packers is currently enrolled in the NFL 's most demanding version of on-the-job training...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 3,275 reads 6 comments

  12. What's Wrong with the Bears and How Chicago Can Get It Fixed

    The previously 3-0 Chicago Bears have lost two straight games and now face the quick turnaround of a Thursday night matchup against the New York Giants ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 8,425 reads 76 comments

  13. Without Clay Matthews, Packers Will Now Turn To Mike Neal and Nick Perry

    For the next three to four games, the Green Bay Packers will be forced to replace their defense's best player with a combination of Mike Neal and Nick Perry...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 10,544 reads 56 comments

  14. What's Next for Christian Ponder's NFL Career

    The idea of a learning curve no longer applies for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder . His leash, if tight before, is now uncomfortably restrictive. Pressure and urgency now rule the moment...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 14,910 reads 57 comments

  15. What to Expect from Josh Freeman's Vikings Career

    Consider the next three months an open audition for quarterback Josh Freeman . Released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just four games into a contract year, the 25-year-old Freeman ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 26,212 reads 121 comments

  16. Green Bay Packers Get Season Back on Track with Resurrected Defense

    Faced with the possibility of falling a full three games behind the Detroit Lions in the win column, the Green Bay Packers leaned on a much-maligned defense to provide the fuel for a 22-9 win over their NFC North rivals Sunday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 4,424 reads 10 comments

  17. Will the Green Bay Packers Have an Answer for Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush?

    Through three games this season, the Green Bay Packers have gone to battle with the running back and receiver duos of Frank Gore and Anquan Boldin, Alfred Morris and Pierre Garcon and Giovani Bernard and A...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 4,256 reads 17 comments

  18. Can the Chicago Bears' Struggling Defense Contain Drew Brees, Saints Offense?

    A 3-1 start and league-leading turnover and defensive touchdown totals have clouded just how poorly the Chicago Bears have otherwise been on defense in 2013. Any chance of improvement might have to wait another week...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 4,676 reads 36 comments

  19. Green Bay Packers Can Offer Josh Freeman an Ideal Long-Term Situation

    The chances of recently released quarterback Josh Freeman landing in Green Bay as the Packers backup are, in all reality, slim to none. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Freeman Thursday afternoon...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 9,233 reads 13 comments

  20. Return of Jerome Felton Provides Confidence for Adrian Peterson, Vikings Offense

    For the better part of three weeks, the running game of the Minnesota Vikings lacked a certain punch, even with MVP Adrian Peterson carrying the load. Something was noticeably different against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 4,848 reads 7 comments

  21. Decision Between Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel Remains Difficult for Vikings

    Simple logic would suggest that the Minnesota Vikings have a straightforward decision to make at quarterback in the near future...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 15,587 reads 88 comments

  22. Are the Detroit Lions Finally Ready to Beat the Packers at Lambeau Field?

    The surprising Detroit Lions have been all about erasing ugly and embarrassing losing trends to start the 2013 season. In Week 3, there was the franchise's first road win against the Washington Redskins in 74 years and 19 tries...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 12,655 reads 115 comments

  23. Breaking Down the Jay Cutler Roller Coaster & What Bears Fans Should Now Expect

    Maybe there was some naivety to the idea that Marc Trestman could suddenly transform a 30-year-old Jay Cutler into an invulnerable, safe-guarding quarterback that was detached from a checkered past...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 8,444 reads 100 comments

  24. Detroit Lions Finally Assuming Playoff-Minded Identity

    If the Detroit Lions qualify for the playoffs in 2013, Sunday's 40-32 win over the previously unbeaten Chicago Bears might serve as the jumping-off point...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 10,961 reads 163 comments

  25. Can the Chicago Bears Protect Jay Cutler Against Lions' Pass Rush?

    Just a season ago, the Detroit Lions battered Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to the tune of seven sacks in two games...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 5,903 reads 55 comments