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  1. Prediction: Vikings will beat Lions

    Ben Goessling

    The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a 42-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers, after which coach Mike Zimmer questioned how committed his players were to the team's defensive approach. It stands to reason players will have plenty at stake this week, and...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  2. Frugal Jets raise stakes in 2014 draft

    Rich Cimini

    The biggest cliche you will read or hear over the next few weeks will be from NFL experts explaining that this will be a critical draft for (insert any team name). Hello? They're all critical because they happen only once a year. The second-big...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  3. NFL draft - Quarterbacks are difficult to project, and teams are ...

    Ben Goessling

    Quarterbacks are difficult to project in the NFL draft, and teams are well aware of the high stakes involved, writes Ben Goessling.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2014
  4. Top 25 'must-sign' NFL free agents

    Mike Sando

    The stakes in NFL free agency would be so much higher this offseason if NaVorro Bowman, Kam Chancellor, Geno Atkins, Sean Lee, Clay Matthews, Percy Harvin and other headliners hadn't signed contract extensions keeping them off the market. Teams have ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  5. A quick look at Cowboys' 2014 schedule

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- There is a lot at stake for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday when they play the Philadelphia Eagles. Win, and they make the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Lose and they will have dropped a winner-take-all finale for the third...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  6. Day of rest? - John Clayton's First & 10

    John Clayton

    Few teams have the luxury of sitting their starters in this season finale -- too much is at stake.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2012
  7. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 15: The stakes: The run-up to Sunday's game at Soldier Field took an unexpected, smack-talking turn. Little if any of it will have an impact on whether the Green Bay Packers or Chicago Bears win, so let's retur...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  8. Chicago Bears revert to old problems in loss to Green Bay Packers...

    Jon Greenberg

    The Bears reverted to some familiar problems in their loss to the Packers.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  9. Dolphins trying to balance Manning, Flynn

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins are playing a high-stakes, cat-and-mouse game with the NFL's two biggest free-agent quarterbacks. Miami wants Peyton Manning, clearly its Plan A. But the Dolphins don't want to sit idle, either. So they reportedly began negotiat...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  10. Seeding scenarios simplify for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Now then. The Atlanta Falcons' loss Monday night has made the playoff stakes much clearer for the Detroit Lions. Below is the relevant remains of scenarios we originally posted over the weekend. The bottom line: The Lions can clinch the No. 5 seed...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  11. Car dealer makes bet on Bears-Pack

    Brendan Murphy

    When the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers kick off on Christmas Day, Ron Matula, the general manager of Sawicki Motors in Rochelle, Ill., will be watching with much more at stake than civic pride. Read the full story....

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  12. Dealership to rebate price of cars if Chicago Bears shut out Gree...

    Brendan Murphy

    When the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers kick off on Christmas Day, Ron Matula, the general manager of Sawicki Motors in Rochelle, Ill., will be watching with much more at stake than civic pride.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2011
  13. Bears' problem starts at the top

    Michael Wilbon

    Eight months ago, playing on the same field for bigger stakes, there wasn't much if anything separating the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. Now, four games later, the Bears are somehow in the Packers' rearview mirror, soon to be lapped if the Be...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  14. Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo needs to take accounta...

    Michael Wilbon

    The Bears have regressed after GM failed to improve OL and receiving corps.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2011
  15. Final Word: Super Bowl XLV

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Super Bowl XLV: The stakes: The Green Bay Packers' mantra the past few weeks has been to "bring the Lombardi Trophy home." The franchise won the first two Super Bowls in history, and the trophy was re-named in honor...

    Blog | February 05, 2011
  16. Super Bowl XLV: Fame, celebrity and precedents from ancient Greec...

    Tom Payne

    The Super Bowl is only the latest, greatest extravaganza in which fame and fortune are at stake. More than 2,000 years ago, first the Greeks and then the Romans gathered in large crowds to cheer and jeer their stars.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2011