Detroit Lions

Following Zimmer's Lead, Vikings Bounce Back In Big WayThe Minnesota Vikings, thoroughly beaten and unquestionably embarrassed in their season opener, were expecting the worst from coach Mike Zimmer when they gathered two days later to begin preparation for the next game.
Bridgewater, Vikings Eager To Bounce Back Against LionsThe first time Teddy Bridgewater faced Detroit's defense, he spent too much of the afternoon flat on the turf in Minnesota.
Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings Remain Relatively HealthyThe Minnesota Vikings may not have played well in Week 1, but they have been fortunate when it comes to injuries. They have not had a player on their active roster miss practice this season. Both players listed on the team’s injury report are probable for their Week 2 contest. The Detroit Lions have nine listed on theirs.
Head Coach Mike Zimmer Couldn't Find Many Positives In Vikings Monday Night LossThe Minnesota Vikings played their worst game in the brief 17-game history of head coach Mike Zimmer’s tenure with the team. They were awful on both offense and defense despite having opportunities to get into the game. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was uncharacteristically rattled and inaccurate. Defensive end Everson Griffen made a bold statement to begin the week of preparation for the Detroit Lions.
Injury Report: Rodgers Probable To Play Sunday For The PackersThe Green Bay Packers begin their playoff season against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at Lambeau Field and Aaron Rodgers will be a part of it. The MVP favorite quarterback has been nursing a strained calf to his left leg. The Packers list five players on their injury report and the Cowboys list 12 players on theirs.
Packers Look To Change Recent Playoff TrendThe Green Bay Packers have made the playoffs in each of the last three seasons since winning the Super Bowl. However, they have failed to get past the divisional round and have just one win in that time frame. The Packers want to change that fortunate this weekend. The last time the Packers and Dallas Cowboys played a playoff game at Lambeau Field was the famed Ice Bowl.
Detroit Lions Impress While Coming Up Short In 2014A look back at the Detroit Lions' 2014 season.
Cowboys Injury Report: Rookie Linebacker Likely To Miss Wild Card GameAs the Dallas Cowboys head into the wild card round of the 2014 NFL playoffs against the Detroit Lions, the team seems healthy outside of a key rookie linebacker.
Blocked Kicks Are Reason For Concern For The Packers In the PlayoffsThe Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
Raiders Were What We Thought They Were In 2014, Look To Rebuild For 2015The 2014 Oakland Raiders started out 0-10, but they split their last six games to finish 3-13. This was one game worse than the 2013 squad, which finished 4-12. The Silver & Black haven't had a winning season since 2002, and they haven't been to the playoffs since losing the Super Bowl that year. What's next?
Bye Week Will Help Rodgers Get Healthy For Packers Playoff RunThe Green Bay Packers do not have to play this Sunday. That is a good thing as quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be able to get some extra rest before the Packers begin their run toward the Super Bowl. They will host one of three teams in the Divisional Round. Their opponent will be determined by the outcome of the Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys game.
Opponent Profile: Vikings Playing Final Game Against The BearsThe Minnesota Vikings play their last game of the season Sunday against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. The Bears are one game behind the Vikings in the NFC North Division standings and would move out of the cellar with a victory. They have lost four straight games overall and three consecutive on the road.