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Cards' Shildt edges Counsell as top NL manager

In his first full season at the helm, Mike Shildt led St. Louis to the National League Central crown, and on Tuesday, he was named the league's manager of the year, edging Milwaukee's Craig Counsell.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers had been bracing for the schedule change in Week 12, moving their game at the 49ers to prime time on Nov. 24. It's a game that could go a long way toward deciding playoff seeding‘s and first-round byes. However, it's a tough return trip from a West Coast night game.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers OLB coach Mike Smith asked if he's getting a Rolex from Preston Smith: "I just want a Super Bowl ring."

Adrian Wojnarowski NBA 

Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton is expected to miss three weeks with a left quad contusion.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers on the lookout for D-line help? They worked out three DTs today: Carl Davis, 2015 third-round pick (Ravens). David Parry, 2015 fifth-round pick (Colts). Justin Ellis, 2014 fourth-round pick (Raiders).

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur said he doesn't regret going for it on the 1-yard line at the end of the first half yesterday but said: "I didn't like the play call; we didn't practice it for that situation." LaFleur put it squarely on himself but said he would still go for it.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur has so many connections to the 49ers staff, not the least of which is his bother, Mike, who is their passing game coordinator. Matt said his wife, Bre, and their two sons are going out to San Fran early next week and staying with Mike's family in advance of the Nov. 24 game. "Hopefully she can do some recon," Matt jokes.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur said this week's self-scout will have the offensive coaches break down the Packers' defense and vice versa. Sounds a lot like Mike McCarthy's "across-the-hall" exercise. "It gives a different perspective of how an opponent would like to attack one side of the ball," LaFleur said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Davante Adams said he's staying in Green Bay during the bye in part to continue treatment on his turf toe to make sure it's "3 million percent better." Adams said he still has "some soreness" but obviously was highly productive yesterday with seven catches for 118 yards.