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NFC North

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 23: Head coaches Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears and Ken Whisenhunt of the Arizona Cardinals shake hands following the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Bears defeated the Cardinals 28-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Whisenhunt Snub Of Detroit Says A Lot About Stafford [BLOG]

I don’t know for a fact that Stafford is the reason Whisenhunt decided not to come to Detroit, but I’m betting it had a lot to do with it!

97.1 The Ticket–01/14/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer argues with head linesman Kent Payne #79 during an NFL preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Colts won 17-13. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

In Vikings Coach Search, Zimmer A Favorite

The Minnesota Vikings have moved into the home stretch of their search for a head coach and Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has emerged as a favorite.

97.1 The Ticket–01/14/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 15: Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers runs with the ball as defensive end George Selvie #99 of the Dallas Cowboys defends during a game at AT&T Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

2013 Packers: Surmounting Injuries, Eddie Lacy’s Bright Future

The Green Bay Packers overcame some significant injuries to win the NFC North and make the playoffs, but they still lost in the first round. Here is the story of their season.

01/07/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers rushes against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 26-26 after overtime.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Packers Face Injury Questions On Defense

The Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.

01/03/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers pitches the ball to Randall Cobb #18 against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field on November 4, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 31-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Packers Hope To Avoid Deja Vu Against Niners

The Green Bay Packers pulled off a huge win to make the playoffs, but now they have to face off with the San Francisco 49ers. They will have to work to prevent a repeat of what happened when these two met last season.

12/31/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 27: Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a fourth quarter extra point anoints the Dallas Cowboys that put Detroit up 31-30 with only seconds remaining at Ford Field on October 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Finish 2013 Season in Disappointment

A recap of the Detroit Lions’ disappointing 2013 season.

12/31/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29: Greg Jennings #15 of the Minnesota Vikings laughs with Darius Slay #30 of the Detroit Lions after Slay tackled Jennings during the fourth quarter of the game on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

2014 NFL Opponents

Home: Chicago, Green Bay, Minnesota, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Buffalo, Miami, N.Y. Giants

97.1 The Ticket–12/30/2013

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Packers’ Rodgers Back, To Start Bears Game

Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title.

97.1 The Ticket–12/27/2013

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears is taken down by Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on November 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the Bears 21-19. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spotlight On Cutler With Bears Eyeing Playoffs

There will be no shortage of eyes on Jay Cutler this week, even with Aaron Rodgers returning to the field.

97.1 The Ticket–12/27/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 22: Dominic Raiola #51 of the Detroit Lions sits on the steps with a coach after the Lions lost in over time to the New Yrok Giants at Ford Field on December 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Giants defeated the Lions 23-20. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions Lose Playoff Hopes Thanks To Poor Offense Against Giants

The Detroit Lions played another atrocious game at home in a loss to the New York Giants. Here is another set of deserved, critical grades of the Lions.

12/23/2013

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