Bears Looking To Tune Up While Dancing Into PlayoffsOffensively, the Bears have much room for improvement, even after getting five players chosen to the Pro Bowl: safety Eddie Jackson, linebacker Khalil Mack, defensive end Akiem Hicks, cornerback Kyle Fuller and return man Cohen.
Bears' Sweet Scenario: Clinch North, Beat Packers To Do ItThe Bears have emerged as a force in the NFC in their first season under coach Matt Nagy after four straight last-place finishes.
Chicago Bears Can Clinch NFC North Division This Weekend With Win Over Green Bay, Or Vikings LossThe Chicago Bears can clinch the NFC North Division title with a win Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
Bears Reach Bye With Different View: From Top Of NFC NorthThe Bears have won three in a row since blowing a 20-point lead against an injured Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in a season-opening loss at Lambeau Field.
Keidel: Case Keenum Leading Vikings To Top Seed In NFCIt may come as a surprise to some, but journeyman quarterback Case Keenum has led the Minnesota Vikings to a 10-2 record and the NFC's No. 1 spot through three quarters of the season.
Thursday Night Football Breakdown: NFC North Rivalry Renewed Between Chicago And Green Bay on CBSThe Bears and Packers, both coming off overtime wins, will face off at Lambeau Field on Thursday Night Football on CBS.
Keidel: Lions-Packers For NFC North Title A Fitting End To NFL SeasonDepending on earlier games, the loser may well toil in winter purgatory, watching the very party they were four quarters from joining.
Emma: NFC North Can Become NFL's Toughest DivisionWith four teams seeming to be on the upswing, what's going to give?
Black & Blue Division Turning PurpleThe Minnesota Vikings are set to solidify control of the NFC North and the long-dominant Green Bay Packers.
Baffoe: Dear Bears, Thanks For Everything! Sincerely, The NFC NorthFrom afar, the Bears' division mates continue to be amused by the dumpster fire.
Green Bay Packers Inury Report: Rodgers, Lacy Probable For NFC Title GameThe Green Bay Packers listed both their starting quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) and running back (Eddie Lacy) on the injury report as limited participants in Thursday's practice. The team estimated that the two players would have been limited on Friday as well and gave both a probable chance to play on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in the NFC championship game. The Packers list four players on their injury report and the Seahawks list seven (two not injury related) on theirs.
Packers Ready For Rematch In SeattleThe Green Bay Packers played the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 as the first game of the season. This week, the Packers will look to avenge their 36-16 loss in the opener. Both teams are different teams than in that first meeting, but Bovada sees the Seahawks as 7.5 point favorites at home.
Injury Report: Rodgers Probable To Play Sunday For The PackersThe Green Bay Packers begin their playoff season against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at Lambeau Field and Aaron Rodgers will be a part of it. The MVP favorite quarterback has been nursing a strained calf to his left leg. The Packers list five players on their injury report and the Cowboys list 12 players on theirs.
Packers Look To Change Recent Playoff TrendThe Green Bay Packers have made the playoffs in each of the last three seasons since winning the Super Bowl. However, they have failed to get past the divisional round and have just one win in that time frame. The Packers want to change that fortunate this weekend. The last time the Packers and Dallas Cowboys played a playoff game at Lambeau Field was the famed Ice Bowl.
Team Grades: Lions Season Ends In DallasThe Detroit Lions had a lead in their playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, but couldn't hold on for the win.