BBAO: Now for the rest of the division

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Greetings from NFC North blog headquarters, where I returned late Thursday night to learn that two of our teams were struggling through their preseason debuts. You'll find some thoughts on the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears in the preceding posts, or you can click here for the Packers and here for the Bears if your scrolling function is disabled.

We will be keeping an eye Friday for news on Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop (knee) and cornerback Davon House (shoulder), both of whom left Thursday night's game against the San Diego Chargers. We'll also let you know if there are any developments on Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, who hasn't practiced in a week because of soreness in his knee and more recently has been away from the team for personal reasons.

The show always goes on, however. As you know, the rest of the NFC North opens the preseason Friday night. We previewed those games Thursday, if you want to take a look back.

For now, let's move through an abbreviated look around the division. I think we pretty much covered it for the Packers and Bears in the previous posts.