GATE 3 AT OUTGAMIE REGIONAL AIRPORT -- Weather conditions and the usual travel riggermerol has left us setting up temporary NFC North headquarters here in the Fox River Valley. While we have a moment, let’s take a quick spin through local coverage in the NFC North:
Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette on the Packers’ 27-14 victory over Baltimore: “It wasn’t the prettiest performance, but the Packers aren’t in a position to worry about style points in their drive to earn an NFC playoff berth. They’ll take the hard-fought, if extremely sloppy win against the desperate Ravens, who were looking to make a playoff push of their own.”
Packers cornerback Tramon Williams’ end-zone interception helped negate two pass interference penalties, writes Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Packers defense wanted to prove itself in comparison to Baltimore’s defense, according to Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee.
Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press examines Minnesota’s options behind injured middle linebacker E.J. Henderson, beginning with rookie Jasper Brinkley.
The Vikings’ on-field performance could impact their chances for a new stadium, writes Mike Kaszuba of the Star Tribune.
Chicago missed out on three interceptions and four sacks Sunday against St. Louis, notes Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune in his weekly film review.
The Bears will have to make several internal decisions before deciding how to approach the rest of the offseason, writes Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Coaches film review credited Bears linebacker Jamar Williams with 20 tackles Sunday, notes Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago.
Detroit’s secondary had its best game of the season Sunday at Cincinnati, writes Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.
The Lions signed veteran offensive lineman Maurice Williams and released lineman Ephraim Salaam, according to John Niyo of the Detroit News.