We're Black and Blue All Over:
ESPNChicago.com considered this week a question that many Chicago Bears fans are discussing as the 2011 season winds down: Is it time for the Bears to replace general manager Jerry Angelo?
Jon Greenberg argues that 10 years in the job is enough for Angelo and pretty much any general manager. Greenberg: "[Chairman George] McCaskey and team president Ted Phillips need to make a bold move to further complement the foundation Angelo helped build, the foundation which should earn him plaudits when history takes in account his body of work."
On the other hand, Scoop Jackson writes that Angelo can't be blamed for the misfortune of injuries that scuttled the Bears' season. Jackson: "The Bears -- as flawed as they are -- hit a string of bad luck that no GM could correct on the fly. That's what's real."
While you fire away, I'll start off our tour of the NFC North:
The Bears shouldn't expect any favors from the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, writes Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune.
The Bears have plenty of work to do this offseason, writes Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't get the ball back that he threw for his 40th touchdown pass of the season, according to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com.
Rodgers has continued to demonstrate his mobility this season, writes Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Packers saw the value of injured receiver Greg Jennings last Sunday in Kansas City, writes Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Not everyone in the Minnesota Vikings organization has been on board in using a roster spot on cornerback Chris Cook, writes Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com.
The Vikings are on pace to sell out their season finale against the Bears, according to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com.
Mark Craig of the Star Tribune writes on the Vikings' backwards ways.
The Detroit Lions have missed safety Louis Delmas, notes the Detroit Free Press.
Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch didn't have much to say about his future with the team, according to Eric Lacy of the Detroit News. Tulloch's contract expires after the season.
The Lions are happy with the progress of receiver Titus Young, writes Philip Zaroo of Mlive.com.