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Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay catches during drills at the Lions NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Injuries sideline Lions' Golladay, Packers' Clark this week

Sep. 18, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay and Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark won’t be available Sunday for their NFC North matchup at Lambeau Field. The Lions' injury report released Friday listed Golladay out for Sunday's game as well as cornerback Desmond...

FILE - Injured Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen talks with teammate cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Minneapolis. Rhodes and Thielen came to training camp together as rookies in 2013, one the Vikings first-round draft pick from Florida State, the other an undrafted rookie from Minnesota State.(AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

Rhodes, Theilen embrace reunion weekend in Indianapolis

Sep. 18, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Xavier Rhodes and Adam Thielen came to training camp together as rookies in 2013, one of them the Vikings' first-round draft pick from Florida State, the other an undrafted rookie from Minnesota State. Over the next seven years, the cornerback and the receiver followed similar scripts....

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings guard Pat Elflein (65) sets up to block during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Vikings have placed starting right guard Elflein on injured reserve. The fourth-year player will miss at least three games. The Vikings did not disclose the injury for Elflein, who has not appeared on the injury report this season. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Vikings put RG Pat Elflein on injured reserve

Sep. 17, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings placed starting right guard Pat Elflein on injured reserve on Thursday, meaning the fourth-year player will miss at least three games. The Vikings did not disclose the injury for Elflein, who has not appeared on the injury report this season. NFL Network reported...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky throws a pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Bears hope to win back-to-back games to start a season for the first time in seven years and deny the Giants their first victory under new coach Joe Judge when New York visits Soldier Field on Sunday (AP Photo/Jose Juarez, File)

Bears look to build on opener, Giants seek 1st win for Judge

Sep. 17, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears came into the season determined to show they're more like the team that won the NFC North in 2018 than the one that missed the playoffs a year ago. A narrow escape last week wasn't exactly a strong opening statement. Maybe now, they'll start making a convincing case. The...

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, center, celebrates with teammates Aaron Rodgers, left, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, right, after catching a 1-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

'Real confidence' helps Adams succeed as Rodgers' top target

Sep. 17, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

The age gap separating Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams was evident from one way they communicated this week. Rodgers and Adams were sitting in the Packers’ locker room Wednesday when the 27-year-old wideout sent a text message to the veteran quarterback...

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) leaps over Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (28) during the second quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Talk radio criticism won't motivate Barkley against Bears

Sep. 17, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is getting something new in his game — criticism. Barkley has been under fire this week after gaining 6 yards on 15 carries in a season-opening 26-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The yardage total was the second worst of...

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) walks off the field after the Jacksonville Jaguars intercepted a pass he threw during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Taylor takes hand off as Colts, Vikings try to bounce back

Sep. 17, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

INDIANANPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts drafted Jonathan Taylor to complement their ground game. Now he's the starter — and perhaps the finisher, too. On Sunday, the Colts are giving a 21-year-old rookie his chance to play a familiar part: workhorse back. “Jonathan, I think has been in...

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur, left, talks with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Packers wary of Lions after uncomfortable sweep last season

Sep. 17, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The past two games between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions exemplified the biggest difference between these two teams. Green Bay has an uncanny ability to win close games. Detroit keeps finding new ways to lose them. The Packers swept their two regular-season meetings with...

Indianapolis, Minnesota try to rebound from Week 1 losses

Sep. 17, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

MINNESOTA (0-1) at INDIANAPOLIS (0-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Colts by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Vikings 0-1; Colts 0-1 SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 17-7-1 LAST MEETING - Colts beat Vikings 34-6 on Dec. 18, 2016 at Minnesota LAST WEEK - Packers beat Vikings 43-34; Jaguars beat Colts 27-20 AP PRO32...

Bears try to go to 2-0, while Giants eye 1st win under Judge

Sep. 17, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK GIANTS (0-1) at CHICAGO (1-0) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Bears by five RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Giants 0-1; Bears 1-0 SERIES RECORD — Bears lead 34-24-2 LAST MEETING — Bears beat Giants 19-14, Nov. 24, 2019 at Chicago LAST WEEK — Giants lost to Steelers 26-16; Bears...