Category: NFC North

Despite Sunday’s Ugly Loss to New York, Green Bay Packers Still Control Their Own Destiny

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

I, like the rest of the world, tuned into Sunday night's NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants expecting a dramatic showdown. I also expected the Packers to win. Instead, the Giants crushed the Packers 38-10 to send Green Bay one game behind Chicago in the ...

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions Fight Their Way Back Into The Playoff Race

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

At 4-4 and in last place in the NFC North, the Detroit Lions certainly aren't in the best of situations. They aren't in the worst, either. At 1-3, the 2011 playoff team had to look itself in the mirror and figure out what was going on and they've scrapped their ...

Jim Schwartz Believes Detroit Lions Can Turn Things Around Despite 2-4 Start

Friday, October 26th, 2012

The Detroit Lions appeared to be on the up and up when they made the playoffs a year ago, losing a shootout there to the New Orleans Saints. But it's been an uphill road for Jim Schwartz's team to start the 2012 season. The Lions failed to score in the ...

Greg Jennings Says the Need for the “A Team” Officials to Return is Off the Charts

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The preseason is over, NFL rosters will be trimmed to 53 this weekend and the regular season kicks off on Wednesday night. One of the biggest stories as the regular season approaches is whether the replacement officials are ready for what they will see in the regular season. The game ...

Matthew Stafford Says His Hand “Feels Great”

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

After busting out of a 12-year playoff slump in 2011, the Detroit Lions are looking to take another step forward in 2012. The problem is that their offseason has been marred by injury issues and legal problems. But they still have Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson. Stafford scared Lions fans ...

Jim Schwartz Says the Lions Can’t Live Off Last Year’s Success

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

When Jim Schwartz came to Detroit, the Lions were as low as an NFL team could get. Coming off an 0-16 season, Schwartz inherited quite a project. His first two seasons were rocky as the Lions limped to an 8-24 record. However, the hard work, the fight and the determination ...

Brandon Marshall Believes He Was the Final Piece to the Puzzle in Chicago

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Brandon Marshall isn't considering himself the key piece to the Chicago Bears. He's simply considering himself the final piece to a puzzle for a Bears team that now has its highest expectations since making the Super Bowl in 2006. Marshall rejoins quarterback Jay Cutler in Chicago, where he is doing his ...

Lions Running Back Kevin Smith Is Shaking His Head at the Latest Off-the-Field Issue In Detroit

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The Detroit Lions are coming off their first playoff performance in over a decade. The team looked like they were finally getting back to respectability with Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson leading one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. As soon as the Lions were starting to take ...

Jahvid Best on Moving Past Concussion Issues and the Lions’ Off-Field Problems

Monday, June 18th, 2012

The young Detroit Lions had a breakout season in 2011, and many expect them to be even better in 2012. The problem is that several of the team's youngest and most talented players have run into off-field problems this offseason. Lions running back Jahvid Best joined Eric Chase on WDFN in ...

Jordy Nelson Is Making it More Difficult for Opposing Teams to Underestimate Him

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson had his coming out party in the Super Bowl a year ago. While he was relatively known coming out of Kansas State as a second round pick, his career was pretty underwhelming prior to that. Of course when you share the position with guys like ...