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Pigskin Pick'Em: Say goodbye to the Fabulous 5

...Detroit sits at 1-5 and barely escaped the Chicago Bears in overtime a week ago. This will be a close game, like most NFC North contests, but in the end the Vikings have a lot more to play for the cowardly Lions. Vikings win 27-24Pittsburgh Steelers...
Pigskin Pick 'Em: Expect playoff drama to pick up

...have escaped with a narrow victory over the Detroit Lions a week ago, but don't discount their chances against another NFC North team in Green Bay. Dallas can run the football, behind an effective offensive line, with DeMarco Murray. Keeping Aaron...

...passes to Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacy gashed Detroit's defense for 100 yards and the Packers claimed a fourth straight NFC North title.Bothered by a left calf injury, Rodgers will appreciate a week off after the win, as the Packers (12-4...
Pigskin Pick'Em: Final week brings uncertainty

...33-21.DETROIT LIONS @ Green Bay Packers -8The loser of this contest, featuring a pair of 11-4 teams vying for the NFC North Division title, may very well have to travel to Carolina or Atlanta next week to play a road playoff game, because that...
Pigskin Pick 'em: This week's matchups give much to be thankful for

...with an 8-7 record.CHICAGO BEARS@ Detroit Lions -7Thanksgiving Day kicks off with a traditional matchup between NFC North foes. Detroit is the better team, but mysteriously the Lions offense has really sputtered this season. The Bears are...
Pigskin Pick'Em Week 3: Playing the Unknown

...the Detroit Lions look like kittens chasing a laser light. Detroit heads home this week to host their rivals from the NFC North, the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are hard to judge. Green Bay looked like molded cheese for the first six quarters...
Pigskin Pick'Em: The Sultan of Sides is back with gusto!

...Cincinnati Bengals wallowed in misery while the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers battled year after year for the NFC North crown. All that has changed. Suddenly in 2014 the Bengals are the top dog (uhh, cat?) in the division. Baltimore...
NFL Pick'Em: Another spectacular week amid fascinating games

...Josh McCown, visits Cleveland, Ohio (against their will of course) to face the Browns. The Bears crawled back into NFC North contention last Monday night with a prolific offensive performance in a victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Unfortunately...
Pigskin Pick'Em Week 4: The Sultan's swagger is back!

...Chicago Bears +1.5 The 1-2 Green Bay Packers travel to Chicago to face the 2-1 Bears in a pivotal early season NFC North Matchup. Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has gotten off to a slow start, but facing a depleted Bears secondary...
Pigskin Pick'Em: Something wrong with the Seahawks?

...flips to plus 5.75 in away games. At 3-4 the Bears badly need a win to stay close to Detroit and Green Bay in the NFC North. The 5-2 Patriots have sufficiently recovered from a slow start to the year. With a huge game looming against the...


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