Latest NFC North News

Lions rule out Davis and Wagner for Sunday

Dec. 13, 2019 5:55 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have ruled out linebacker Jarrad Davis and tackle Rick Wagner for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Quarterback Matthew Stafford also remains out after missing the past five games with back and hip problems. Davis has back and knee issues, and Wagner has a knee...

Bucs QB Winston has something to play for against Lions

Dec. 12, 2019 10:37 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jameis Winston has plenty to play for and Darius Slay does, too. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions have been eliminated from the playoff picture, putting their team goals out of reach. But Winston and Slay are among a group of players who will have something at stake Sunday at Ford...

Bucs QB Winston has something to play for against Lions

Dec. 12, 2019 10:14 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jameis Winston has plenty to play for and Darius Slay does, too. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions have been eliminated from the playoff picture, putting their team goals out of reach. But Winston and Slay are among a group of players who will have something at stake Sunday at Ford...

Dalvin Cook, Derwin James take college bond into NFL matchup

Dec. 12, 2019 7:26 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Dalvin Cook and Derwin James have been close friends since they first met at Florida State. The physical running back and the fearsome safety forged a lifelong bond through countless hours of football practice and football video games. And though Cook is just one year older than...

Rodgers wants more consistency from offense down the stretch

Dec. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Heading into the season opener between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, nobody knew what to expect from first-year coach Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' offense. Fourteen weeks later, it's still a mystery. Green Bay is on top of the NFC North heading into...

Minnesota Vikings' playoff push leads to hard-luck Chargers

Dec. 12, 2019 5:33 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings realize they can't stop to take a deep breath in the final three weeks of the regular season — not even at sea level on the sunny West Coast. With the Green Bay Packers ahead of them in the NFC North and the Los Angeles Rams right on their tails in the...

Lions sign WR Travis Fulgham and put DL Da’Shawn Hand on IR

Dec. 12, 2019 3:37 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed Travis Fulgham off their practice squad, bolstering their depth at wide receiver with Marvin Jones on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Detroit put defensive tackle Da’Shawn Hand on IR with an ankle injury on Thursday. The Lions also added...

Vikings-Chargers Preview Capsule

Dec. 12, 2019 3:07 PM EST

MINNESOTA (9-4) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (5-8) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - RECORD VS. SPREAD – Vikings 7-6-0, Chargers 4-8-1 SERIES RECORD – Tied 6-6-1 LAST MEETING – Vikings beat Chargers 31-14, Sept. 27, 2015 LAST WEEK – Vikings beat Lions 20-7; Chargers beat Jaguars...

Bears-Packers Preview Capsule

Dec. 12, 2019 12:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (6-7) at GREEN BAY (10-3) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Packers by 7 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Bears 4-9; Packers 8-5 SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 98-95-6 LAST MEETING — Packers beat Bears 10-3, Sept. 5, 2019 LAST WEEK — Bears beat Cowboys 31-24; Packers beat Redskins...

Falcons-49ers Preview Capsule

Dec. 12, 2019 11:49 AM EST

ATLANTA (4-9) at SAN FRANCISCO (11-2) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - 49ers by 11 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Falcons 5-8, 49ers 8-4-1 SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 47-31-1 LAST MEETING - Falcons beat 49ers 49-13, Dec. 18, 2016 LAST WEEK - Falcons beat Panthers 40-20; 49ers beat Saints 48-46 AP PRO32 RANKING -...