From the NFC North to the AFC East, the firings began almost immediately after the NFL's first 17-game season concluded.
The Vikings fired coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman on Monday following an 8-9 season.
DETROIT (AP) — Aaron Rodgers got off the field unscathed, giving Green Bay a win of sorts in a game it lost on the scoreboard.
Rodgers threw two touchdown passes in the first half and sat out the second half with nothing at stake as the Detroit Lions beat the top-seeded Packers 37-30 Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers knows the Green Bay Packers, who have clinched the NFC's No. 1 seed, can't improve their playoff positioning with a win over the lowly Detroit Lions.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings’ offense didn’t show much sign of life without Kirk Cousins around.
By the end of Sunday night, the Vikings’ playoff hopes were dead.
Two nights after their starting quarterback was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Vikings fell 37-10 to the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers.
CHICAGO (AP) — Bears safety Eddie Jackson wanted to make one thing clear about Matt Nagy before what could be his final home game as Chicago's coach.
While the Green Bay Packers have dominated the NFC North lately, there’s one division opponent they’ve struggled to solve.
The Minnesota Vikings have won their last two matchups with the Packers and are the only NFC North team to beat them during Matt LaFleur’s three-year coaching tenure in Green Bay.
MINNESOTA (7-8) at GREEN BAY (12-3)
Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC
OPENING LINE: Packers by 6½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have had one of those nail-biter seasons, and there's not much left to chew on with their chance of making the playoffs now in low-percentage territory.
The math problem won't be any easier to solve without Adam Thielen.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Now that they’ve moved a step closer to earning the NFC’s lone first-round playoff bye, it’s becoming apparent the Green Bay Packers don’t merely need that extra week to get healthier.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are residing in the AFC North basement, dealing with COVID-19 complications and playing two road games in a span of six days.
Yet they remain in the mix for a second straight playoff berth.
It's holiday season, sure. Thus far, only one NFL team, the Packers, has something to celebrate.
Green Bay owns the NFC North title for the third straight year and holds a one-game lead over Arizona, Dallas and Tampa Bay for the NFC’s No.
NEW YORK (AP) — With three games to go in the regular season, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are on quite a roll.
While no team has clinched a postseason spot in the jam-packed AFC, there never have been more teams alive in the playoff hunt this late in a season.
Only Chicago, Detroit, Jacksonville, Houston and the New York Jets have been eliminated so far, with 27 teams still with at least a sliver of a postseason chance, tied for the most ever with three weeks left in the season.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is feeling nostalgic and cherishing every moment as he moves closer to breaking the franchise record for career touchdown passes.
His 442 touchdown passes put him in a tie with Brett Favre, his Hall of Fame predecessor.
Now that they’ve clinched their third straight NFC North title, the Green Bay Packers can turn their focus to claiming the conference’s top seed and lone first-round playoff bye.
The Packers could use the extra week of rest at the start of the postseason.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes — tying Brett Favre on Green Bay’s career list — and the Packers became the first team this season to clinch a division title, wrapping up the NFC North with a 31-30 win over Baltimore.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Aaron Rodgers tied Brett Favre for a major franchise record, and the Green Bay Packers won the NFC North.
Both of those accomplishments felt a bit like formalities as the season wound down, but this latest victory for the Packers included plenty of drama.
Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson has had season-ending thumb surgery, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The person spoke Thursday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not made an announcement regarding Hockenson.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb has a core injury that will prevent him from playing Sunday and could keep him out for much longer.
“Cobby’s going to be out for a while,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Thursday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has dominated the Chicago Bears during his Hall of Fame-caliber career and isn’t shy about pointing that out.
After running for a fourth-quarter touchdown in a 24-14 victory at Chicago on Oct.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur says there’s a possibility three of his injured Pro Bowl players from last season could return to practice this week.
The Packers have been playing without 2020 All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) as well as cornerback Jaire Alexander (shoulder) and outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith (back).
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur won the NFC North in each of his first two seasons as Green Bay Packers coach, and he’s well on his way to making it 3-for-3.
However, in a city known for championships, division titles aren’t celebrated with commemorative banners.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers would love to showcase how good they can be when all their top players are available and healthy.
Whether they’ll actually get that opportunity remains uncertain.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was taken off the field on a cart with a shoulder injury in the third quarter of a 34-26 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Cook went down after losing a fumble and stayed on the ground for a while before being taken to the locker room.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have changed the look of their team quite a bit since their last visit to Lambeau Field.
They’re about to get a good idea how far they’ve come since.
Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields was knocked out of a loss to Baltimore with a rib injury on Sunday, and the Green Bay Packers might have suffered a huge blow when left tackle Elgton Jenkins went out with a left knee injury in a loss to NFC North rival Minnesota.
A.J. Dillon jumped so high on his first successful Lambeau Leap his knees landed on top of the wall and he went helmet-first into the stands.
The Green Bay Packers' jumbo-sized running back is just getting started with his supersized leaps.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers’ imperfect offense hasn’t been getting the practice it needs.
And it might not get it this week, either.
Reigning MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who missed a game because of COVID-19 and didn’t rejoin the team until the day before Sunday’s 17-0 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, wasn’t on the practice field Wednesday because of an injured toe.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are relying on an unfamiliar approach to remain in their customary position atop the NFC North.
A franchise that has benefited from Hall of Fame-caliber quarterback play for most of the past three decades, first with Brett Favre and now with Aaron Rodgers, is getting more production from its defense than its offense.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos still haven't found a way to rule the AFC West again but they can crown themselves kings of the NFC East with a win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
When he celebrated a touchdown run at Chicago on Sunday by shouting to the crowd, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have been selling his team short.
Rodgers yelled, “I still own you!” to the Bears fans at Solder Field.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are seeing positive flashes from rookie quarterback Justin Fields and getting solid contributions in the run game no matter who is carrying the ball.
When it comes to scoring, they are struggling in a big way.
CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Rodgers didn't need to say it. He couldn't resist.
Rodgers turned toward the crowd after running for a touchdown to help secure yet another win for Green Bay over Chicago.
CHICAGO (AP) — Given where they were a few weeks ago, the Chicago Bears' odds of grabbing a share of the NFC North lead seemed about as long as a Hail Mary pass.
Back-to-back wins have them in position to do just that.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — As long as rookie quarterback Justin Fields is still learning on the fly, it never hurts the Chicago Bears to have someone else who can shoulder the burden.
Fields threw for just 111 yards in Sunday’s 20-9 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders, but the defense turned in its second straight dominant effort and the running game continued to thrive even without the injured David Montgomery.
If it seems as if the Packers have transferred to the NFC West or the 49ers moved to the NFC North, blame the schedule makers at league headquarters.
When Green Bay (1-1) visits San Francisco (2-0) on Sunday, it will be the fourth trip to the Bay Area for the Cheeseheads in 22 months.
Monday, Sept. 20
Lions at Packers, 8:15 p.m. EDT. Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay, coming off a Week 1 blowout loss to New Orleans in Jacksonville, Florida, will try to win their ninth straight home opener when they host their NFC North rivals.
The goal of a division title for Green Bay’s competitors felt in closer reach during the offseason, the rift between Packers leaders and Aaron Rodgers creating legitimate curiosity about whether the three-time league MVP would return to the only franchise he's ever played for.
Football is just a game, but nonetheless, it can teach valuable life lessons.
The breakout season the Chicago Bears have enjoyed stands as an example.
Remember that first game of the season back in early September?
The all-around performance that Leonard Floyd put on Sunday afternoon in the Bears’ NFC North-clinching victory over the Packers was exactly what G.M. Ryan Pace had in mind when he selected the lanky outside linebacker ninth overall in the 2016 draft.
Media bias is a more common term than practice, but that’s not to say it doesn’t exist.
Here’s an example: Because of Kankakee County’s long-standing loyalty to the Chicago Bears, a bond which was strengthened when Chicago chose to hold its training camp here beginning in 2002, the Daily Journal is a Bears’ newspaper.
Photos from the Bears clinching the NFC North with a win Sunday against the Packers.
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The magnitude of Vikings vs. Bears on Sunday night can be explained by the division standings, the respective records and the game being flexed to a prime-time slot.
Two Chicago TV stations sent helicopters racing to Soldier Field this week to film beleaguered kicker Cody Parkey practicing field goals after he clanked the uprights four times against the Detroit Lions last week.
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Da Bears rested, ready for Dolphins
The NFC North-leading Bears (sounds odd, doesn’t it?) visit Miami coming off a bye week. Their second-ranked scoring defense (16.3), led by league MVP candidate Khalil Mack, faces Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who is 7-0 in his past seven home games and 3-0 in his past three games against the NFC.