1. 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...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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...

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  11. Can Matt Cassel Snatch the Minnesota Vikings QB Job?

    The fractured rib that will keep Christian Ponder glued to the sideline this week has granted backup Matt Cassel a golden opportunity to steal away the starting quarterback job for the Minnesota Vikings ...

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  12. How the Unbeaten Chicago Bears Can Keep Rolling vs. Lions

    The Chicago Bears will look to become 4-0 for the first time since 2006 and only the second time since 1991 when they travel to Detroit to take on the Lions in Week 4...

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  13. How Christian Ponder Can Eventually Lose Vikings' Quarterback Job to Matt Cassel

    The echoing boos from inside the Metrodome last Sunday made it crystal clear who would be playing quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings if those in attendance were making the call...

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  14. Exploring Lions' Top Trade, Free-Agent Options in Wake of Nate Burleson's Injury

    In what seems to be an annual adventure, the Detroit Lions are once again scrambling at receiver behind Calvin Johnson...

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  15. What Do the Green Bay Packers Need to Accomplish During Bye Week?

    For the second time in as many seasons, the Green Bay Packers will head into Week 4 with one win and two disheartening losses...

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  16. Nate Burleson's Unfortunate Accident Puts Ryan Broyles in the Spotlight

    The reintroduction of receiver Ryan Broyles to the Detroit Lions offense ramped up in importance Tuesday morning...

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  17. What's Next for the Chicago Bears After Henry Melton's Torn ACL?

    The Chicago Bears will likely ask a combination of internal options and an outside acquisition or two to replace Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton ...

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  18. The Clock Is Now Ticking on Leslie Frazier's Reign with the Minnesota Vikings

    The reign of Leslie Frazier as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings may have an approaching expiration date after an embarrassing home loss to the Cleveland Browns dropped his team to 0-3 to start 2013...

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  19. Will Bye Week Cure All That Ails Green Bay Packers?

    Rarely is having a bye in Week 4 beneficial in the National Football League. But for the bruised and battered Green Bay Packers , there's no better time than now for a week off...

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  20. Are the Green Bay Packers Prepared to Handle Bengals WR A.J. Green?

    A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals will present the Green Bay Packers with a challenge that the defense has struggled to meet through two weeks this season. A pair of No...

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  21. Why the Minnesota Vikings Now Have No Excuses vs. Cleveland Browns

    Two decisions made by the Cleveland Browns this week ensured that the Minnesota Vikings will now have no excuse for failing to secure their first win of 2013 during Sunday's home opener...

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  22. Marc Trestman's Commitment to RB Matt Forte Is Paying off for Chicago Bears

    Matt Forte 's evolution from forgotten man to Charlie Garner 2.0 has been a smashing success through two games under new Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman ...

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  23. How the Packers Can Continue Rolling with the Zone Running Game vs. Bengals

    Very few times in the Mike McCarthy era have the Green Bay Packers been as dominant in the zone running game as they were Sunday against the overmatched Washington Redskins ...

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  24. Breaking Down the Minnesota Vikings' Red-Zone Struggles vs. the Bears

    The Minnesota Vikings fell to 0-2 Sunday in part due to the offense's inability to turn red-zone opportunities into seven points...

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  25. Should We Buy into Jay Cutler's Fast Start?

    In an uneven performance that helped send the Chicago Bears to a 2-0 record, quarterback Jay Cutler once again overcame some old demons to finish with a bang Sunday...

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