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Matchup Breakdown: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

The Detroit Lions (5-9) host the Minnesota Vikings (7-6-1) at Ford Field. The Lions have their first losing season since 2015, while the Vikings still have a shot at the playoffs. With two games left could the Lions play spoiler? Detroit Lions: Offensively, the Lions need to...

Live In-Game Thoughts From Packers-Titans Preseason Game

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  Packers preseason football is here! This article will outline my in-game thoughts live during the action tonight. I will provide all key plays and quarter summaries. Be sure to check out additional coverage over @FPC_Packers! by Frank Bonincontri @TheFFLWire Key Plays First Quarter (in order) 4 yard touchdown...

Being a Defensively-Built Team No Longer Works

Which brings us to the Vikings. Rick Spielman built a great roster for 2017. The defense is loaded at every level, the offense has play-makers and he got a quarterback thought to be the missing link. But here they are, 5-4-1, middle of the pack. 

Vikings Undrafted Rookies: A Recent History

Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson (50) celebrates after the NFC Divisional Playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
The early days of Vikings OTAs have focused on Kirk Cousins and his developing relationship with his receivers. Besides Mike Hughes and Daniel Carlson, not much has been said of the rookies. Their time to shine will come a little later, as training camp...

Grading NFC North’s First Round Picks

Apr 26, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Roquan Smith (Georgia) is selected as the number eight overall pick to the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
We are only one day into the draft, but a lot has already happened and the NFC North has already gotten more interesting. Let us take a look at and evaluate the division's four selections from round one of the draft. Chicago Bears select LB...

Bears Resign Vic Fangio, Challenges Await

Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has been retained by the Chicago Bears. The 59-year old Fangio has been the Bears defensive coordinator since 2015 when he came over from San Francisco. Since the firing of former head coach John Fox, general manager Ryan Pace has...

BREAKING: Reports: Matt Nagy to be named Head Coach of the Bears

Per Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears have decided on their new head coach. Current Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy will be the next head coach of the Chicago Bears. Matt Nagy, like Doug Pederson, comes from the Andy Reid coaching tree. Nagy...

Packers Send House to IR, Sign Breeland

Nov 12, 2017; Landover, MD, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) catches a ball as Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland (26) defends at FedEx Field. Minnesota Vikings defeated Washington Redskins 38-30. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
The Green Bay Packers made a pair of roster moves to bolster the secondary on Tuesday, Bashaud Breeland signed a contract while Davon House was sent to IR.

Week 17: Keys to a Vikings Victory

The Vikings head in to week 17 to take on a team much like the team they faced in the previous week. The Chicago Bears come in with nothing to play for other than to spoil their division foes' first-round bye hopes. To avoid...

Five Stories to Watch for Vikings @ Packers

Oct 15, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
The Minnesota line was solid in pass pro last week. Cousins took a few hits, but most were either the result of a schematic disadvantage or the fault of the quarterback. Overall, they stood up well, despite a rough start against DeForest Buckner. However, in the run game, they were never really able to get much going.

Complete NFL Trade Deadline Analysis

The NFL Trade deadline used to come and go without a second thought, teams usually not trading anyone or anything afraid it would give competition an edge that they weren't willing to give up. The modern NFL (AKA this and last year) is completely...

Grading the Bears Draft

Another year, another Bears’ draft in the books. With brighter horizons ahead after another stellar draft for Ryan Pace and company, let’s run down and assign some grades to the picks. For this, we will assign a traditional school grade to both the player,...

Vikings Draft Targets from East-West Shrine Game

Sep 30, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs defensive end Justin Lawler (99) reacts after a sack against the Connecticut Huskies at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
Last Saturday, some of the nation's top seniors took part in the East-West Shrine Game, the penultimate college All-Star game of the draft season. Many NFL scouts attend the game, as upperclassman get one of their final chances to show their skills in in-game...

Prognosticating the Wild Wild NFC North

Sep 9, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks with linebacker Khalil Mack (52) following a play during the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Even as much of the league has begun to take shape, the NFC North has remained the toughest division to diagnose.  It is the halfway point of the 2018 NFL season, more or less, and only one game separates the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings. And given that three of those teams still have five division games left to play, this thing is about as wide open as it can get. 

Remaining Free Agent Targets for the Vikings

As free agency is in full swing, we take a look at two signings the Vikings could make to finish out this historic free agent period for the team.

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BREAKING: Padres Reportedly Sign Manny Machado

According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the San Diego Padres have signed free agent Manny Machado to a 10-year, $300 Million contract.

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