1. 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...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 10,004 reads 59 comments

  2. 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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  3. 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...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 15,704 reads 74 comments

  4. 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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  5. 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 ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 21,775 reads 66 comments

  6. 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...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 9,266 reads 165 comments

  7. 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...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 11,444 reads 85 comments

  8. 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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  9. 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...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 6,246 reads 59 comments

  10. 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 ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 8,461 reads 22 comments

  11. 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 ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 6,477 reads 17 comments

  12. 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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  13. 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...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 17,160 reads 98 comments

  14. Are the Green Bay Packers OTs Prepared to Handle Redskins' Pass Rush?

    Green Bay Packers offensive tackles David Bakhtiari and Don Barclay will be afforded no time to bask in what can only be considered an encouraging debut against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 3,294 reads 23 comments

  15. Where Must the Minnesota Vikings Improve Most in Week 2?

    The Minnesota Vikings must perform considerably better in a number of important areas to beat the Chicago Bears and avoid an 0-2 start in Week 2...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 5,688 reads 59 comments

  16. Why the Green Bay Packers Must Blitz Redskins QB Robert Griffin III

    The numbers from the 2012 season will suggest otherwise, but the Green Bay Packers must still blitz Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III during Sunday's Week 2 matchup...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 6,057 reads 42 comments

  17. Does Jim Schwartz Deserve Blame for Ndamukong Suh's Dirty Play?

    In the NFL , coaches coach and players play. There will always be a fine line between what players are asked to do by coaches and what those same players actually do once they are between the white lines...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 1,860 reads 60 comments

  18. How Bears QB Jay Cutler Can Continue to Improve After Impressive Opener

    Continuing to improve on his every-down passing mechanics and avoiding critical mistakes are just a few ways that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler can improve on an otherwise ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 10,821 reads 30 comments

  19. How Ndamukong Suh's History Earned Him $100,000 Fine

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is facing the sixth and most substantial fine of his controversial NFL career...

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  20. Why Reggie Bush Is Already Proving to Be Dynamic Offseason Addition

    When the Detroit Lions happily gave Reggie Bush a $16 million contract this offseason, hopes were that the multi -talented running back could provide the offense a legitimate threat as a runner and second weapon alongside Calvin Johnson...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 3,955 reads 16 comments

  21. Will Packers' Defense Prevent Green Bay from Making Serious Super Bowl Push?

    While the final box score might not include historical numbers such as "579" and "181," the Green Bay Packers ' 34-28 defeat at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers again showed ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 9,626 reads 133 comments

  22. Why Protecting Christian Ponder Is Key for Vikings Against Lions

    No factor in the Minnesota Vikings ' Week 1 matchup with the Detroit Lions will have a bigger say in which NFC North team starts the season 1-0 than Minnesota's ability (or inability) to protect quarterback Christian Ponder ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about almost 2 years ago 2,104 reads 17 comments

  23. Why the Chicago Bears Should Start D.J. Williams over Jon Bostic in Week 1

    The Chicago Bears are currently faced with a question many teams have to answer to start each season: Does the benefit of starting an experienced veteran outweigh the prospects of a young, promising rookie being thrown into the fire? D...

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  24. Are the Green Bay Packers Better Prepared to Contain the 49ers' Read-Option?

    Every remaining member of the Green Bay Packers defense should know each total. Since January, the numbers 579—representing the most total yards ever given up by a Green ...

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  25. How Will the Packers Defense Operate Without Casey Hayward Against 49ers?

    The Green Bay Packers will either have to play more base defense than normal or rely heavily on fifth-round rookie Micah Hyde to help cover the loss of cornerback Casey Hayward against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 Sunday...

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