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5 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

SportShorts for Thursday, Aug. 28. 2014

Newman begins the 2014 season in the same place it finished 2013: At No. 1 in the Associated Press Class 2A football poll.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, Chicago Bears, NFL Football, Patrick Mannelly, Jay Cutler, NFL Players

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The London Free Press

NFC North teams aiming high this season

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is tackled by Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte .

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, NFL Players, Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), Christian Ponder

NFL

Bears season preview: Secondary concern

Now that Jay Cutler owns a shiny new contract, the quarterback has regained the comfort level in Marc Trestman 's offense he displayed before injuries derailed his best season in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chicago Bears, NFL Football, NFC, Jimmy Clausen, NFL Players, Alshon Jeffery, Ryan Mundy, M.D Jennings

Detroit News

James Ihedigbo, Golden Tate stoke Lions kickoff luncheon crowd with confidence

Since the Lions hired Jim Caldwell in January, the coach has talked about developing a championship mentality and the desire to win immediately.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, NFC, Golden Tate, James Ihedigbo, NFL Players, Larry Warford, Matthew Stafford

NFL

Vikings season preview: Too much on All Day

Many teams are going to wish they'd given Mike Zimmer a head coaching job after they get a load of his work in Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, NFC, NFL Players, Mike Zimmer, Teddy Bridgewater, Matt Cassel, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings)

Windy City Gridiron

2014 NFL Predictions: Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports has the Chicago Bears at 8-8

With the season fast approaching, various NFL Experts have begun weighing in on their 2014 predictions.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football

NFL

'Madden NFL 15' division ratings: NFC North

Yesterday I was lucky enough to have the chance to review "Madden NFL 15" for the site, but on a rather short deadline.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), NFL Players

SidelionReport

Matthew Stafford to Appear on Cover of Sports Illustrated's NFL Preview Issue

Aug 22, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, NFL Players, Matthew Stafford, NFC, Jay Cutler

Gamedayr.com

Minnesota Vikings Betting Odds For 2014 Season

The Minnesota Vikings look to climb back atop the competitive NFC North in 2014 after a terribly disappointing 2013.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, NFL Players, Mike Zimmer, Cincinnati Bengals

Tue Aug 26, 2014

York Dispatch

Dover grad Kuhn lowering boom like never before with Packers

At possibly the most collision-based of positions, one in which a player's willingness to hit can fade fast, fullback John Kuhn actually has become a more physical lead blocker even in his 30s.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, John Kuhn, NFC, Aaron Rodgers, Julius Peppers, Eddie Lacy, NFL Players

Sports Network

Detroit Lions 2014 Season Preview

There was a point last season where the Detroit Lions were in the drivers seat and appeared poised to capture their first division title in 20 years.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, NFC, Golden Tate, Dan Orlovsky, NFL Players, Matthew Stafford, Eric Ebron

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Green Bay Packers 2014 Season Preview

Rarely does an analytical thesis get tested but The Sports Network's take on the '13 Packers did after Rodgers went down with a broken clavicle in the first quarter of a Monday night affair against the rival Chicago Bears in Week 9. A broken collarbone sidelined the superstar for seven straight weeks as the Pack floundered before A-Rod returned ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, NFC, James Starks, Julius Peppers, Jermichael Finley, Eddie Lacy, NFL Players

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Examiner.com

Minnesota Vikings preview: Ranking the NFC North's pass rushers

The most notable pass rusher in the division, Jared Allen, switched teams as a free agent this season, but remains in the division with an improved Bears' defensive line.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Brian Robison, NFL Players, Everson Griffen, Chicago Bears, Jared Allen

NFL

Around The NFL's MVP predictions

It's preseason predictions time. The Around The NFL crew has been rolling through our division previews and now it's time to break out some awards.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, NFC, Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, NFL Players, Eddie Lacy

BearGoggleson

Bears Defensive Woes

The Chicago Bears have been known for the tradition of hard-hitting defense for decades, going back to the days of Dick Butkus and great defense of the Super Bowl winning 1985 team.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chicago Bears, NFL Football, NFC, Nate Collins, Jared Allen, Brian Urlacher, NFL Players, Lamarr Houston

NFL

Vikings reportedly informed Cassel will start over Bridgewater

Matt Cassel has been the favorite to start Week 1 at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings since the minute he re-signed with the team.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, NFC, Teddy Bridgewater, Matt Cassel, NFL Players, Mike Zimmer

Windy City Gridiron

The Bears Den: August 25, 2014 - Chicago Bears preseason news and notes

Exhibition rout 'a good wake-up call' for Bears - Brad Biggs: There is little to no emphasis on game-planning at this point is the aim is to evaluate players vs players, not schemes.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Chicago Bears, Jordan Palmer, Nate Collins, NFL Players, Jacksonville Jaguars

Isportsweb.com

2014 NFL Preview: Best players in the NFC North

The NFC North was historically mediocre last season. With the Green Bay Packers emerging victorious despite just a 8-7-1 record, it's hard to make the argument that this division is one of the best in football.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy, NFL Players, Detroit Lions

Sat Aug 23, 2014

WKBT

Packers defense looks good, but faces loss of Raji

After a nice showing by the starters, the Packers appear as if they will need to move forward this season without a key defensive lineman.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, NFC, Nick Perry, Clay Matthews, A.J. Hawk, NFL Players, AJ Hawk

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Packers seasons starts in the belly of the beast

When the NFL decided the Green Bay Packers should play against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks in the Thursday night league opener, it further punctuated the need for a fast start in 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, NFL Players, Julius Peppers, Seattle Seahawks, Richard Sherman

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