Just a reminder here that I’ll post a wrap-up of Sunday’s three NFC North games here in a timely fashion. But the real action will come Monday night, when I take in Green Bay’s key matchup against Baltimore.
We’re expecting snow showers and a high of 28 degrees Monday in Green Bay. I’m packing my parka now.
Let’s take a quick Sunday morning spin around the division:
Green Bay linebacker Jeremy Thompson (neck sprain) was released from the hospital Saturday and should make a full recovery, according to Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy: “If we stay healthy and keep improving, I feel great about where we are.” Tom Pelissero of the Green Bay Press-Gazette has more as Monday night’s game approaches.
McCarthy’s backfield is ready to carry the load Monday night if weather conditions require it, writes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Tom Powers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: “Ray Edwards is having a terrific season at left defensive end for the Vikings. But with everything else going on, few people are talking about it. That includes Edwards.”
Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune compares the Vikings’ 1998 team to the current edition.
Safety might be Chicago’s biggest need, writes Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler wants to see more of receiver Devin Aromashodu on the field, writes Mike Mulligan of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Cincinnati’s 13-point margin in the pregame line for Sunday’s game against Detroit might be low, writes Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com.
The Lions have lost 17 consecutive road games, notes John Niyo of the Detroit News.