Broncos’ Paris Lenon takes the long road — from XFL to Super Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSo did the Green Bay Packers in 2001, leading to that brief stint with the Seahawks – Lenon’s last NFL stop before returning to the Packers and launching a…

Super Bowl TV Audience Down 84% Per-Ad-Dollar Since 1967 – Forbes

Super Bowl TV Audience Down 84% Per-Ad-Dollar Since 1967ForbesIn January 1967, when the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I before the merger of the…

Senior Bowl Chris Borland takes on height concerns – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal SentinelYet the great unknown — if the short and short-armed Borland can do this all in the NFL — will persist. Borland has no problems with this. He…

Kevin Greene done as Pack LB coach – ESPN

ESPNGREEN BAY, Wis. — For as long as the Green Bay Packers have played a 3-4 defense under coordinator Dom Capers, they have had arguably the best outside linebacker in…

Jim Caldwell Is Detroit Lions Head Coach; From Tony Dungy Coaching Tree

Jim Caldwell, who led the Indianapolis Colts to their last Super Bowl win, and was offensive coordinator to the defending Super Bowl Champion Ravens from the 2012 NFL Season, has…

Vegas Play of the Day: 49ers at Panthers – Las Vegas Sun (blog)

Las Vegas Sun (blog)Vegas Play of the Day: 49ers at Panthers. Image. Mike Roemer / Associated Press. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick throws a pass during the second half…

Green Bay Packers loss ‘frustrating on all levels’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGreen Bay Packers Eddie Lacy, A.J. Hawk and James Jones reflect on their hard-fought season and the sting of defeat, following Sunday’s 23-20 loss to the 49ers. Loading… Post…

Report cards: 49ers make grade by starting hot in cold – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe San Francisco 49ers traveled to the proverbial “frozen tundra of Lambeau Field” (no, seriously it was freezing) and ground out a 23-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers.…

Packers were inches away from blocking 49ers’ game-winning field goal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGreen Bay Packers cornerback Davon House came within a few inches of blocking Phil Dawson’s game-winning field goal in Sunday’s NFC wild card game and sending the game to…

49ers lead Packers at halftime at cold Lambeau Field – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneGREEN BAY, Wis. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a history -– albeit a short one -– of terrorizing the Green Bay Packers with his athleticism and…

Packers’ owners share civic pride – in the stands – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleGreen Bay, Wis. –. I hung out with the owner of the Green Bay Packers on Saturday morning. We talked franchise history, matchups, revenue streams. And then she…

Packers and 49ers take Lambeau field in single digit temps (memes included) – al.com

al.comGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game in San Francisco, Saturday, Jan.…

Ice Bowl II? 49ers, Packers brace for brutal weather – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGREEN BAY, Wis. – Ryan Pickett isn’t concerned about looking like a tough guy Sunday. The Green Bay Packers’ nose tackle is going to be all bundled up. “I…

Fumble in first clash with 49ers changed Eddie Lacy’s rookie season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGREEN BAY, Wis. — The first time Eddie Lacy faced the 49ers, he got benched after his first career fumble led to a San Francisco touchdown. The Green Bay…

Things could get wild this weekend – ESPN

ESPNA high-scoring game is expected Saturday night when the New Orleans Saints visit the Philadelphia Eagles. An Ice Bowl-like game is expected when the San Francisco 49ers visit the Green…

Green Bay Cold Threatens to Outfreeze NFL Ice Bowl Record – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(Updates with Bengals’ sellout in 10th paragraph.) Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) — The Green Bay Packers may be about to host the coldest game in National Football League history,…

Do frigid temperatures at Lambeau really benefit the Packers? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Frozen Tundra. With a temperature of -5 expected at kickoff of Sunday’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field will certainly live up…

5 things to know after Packers beat Bears 33-28 – Seattle Post Intelligencer

Seattle Post IntelligencerCHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Rodgers missed about half the season. Now, he can make up for lost time. Rodgers returned from a broken collarbone and fired a 48-yard…

Week 17 takeaways: Packers are to be feared in playoffs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAaron Rodgers’ downfield heave hadn’t even found Randall Cobb’s hands when the thought had to cross through the collective minds of the NFC playoff field: No matter how they…

Super Bowl Odds for All 12 Teams – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe playoff picture is set. The Super Bowl favorites like the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos sit atop their respective conferences. Meanwhile, teams like the Green Bay Packers and…

Aaron Rodgers came back and saved the Green Bay Packers season with one … – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe comeback was going to be all for naught. Aaron Rodgers, playing in his first game since breaking his collarbone in November, faced a fourth-and-8 from the Chicago Bears’…

Aaron Rodgers makes Packers lethal – ABC News

ABC NewsThe biggest surprise in the return of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to the Packers’ starting lineup is that head coach Mike McCarthy didn’t look happier announcing it.…

Will Lovie Smith Be NFL “Rooney Rule” Black Token Interview For 2014?

Lovie Smith was head coach of the Chicago Bears for eight years, posted an 81-62 record, won four championships, went to the NFC Championship Game twice, and the Super Bowl.…

Spotlight belongs to NFC – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)The NFC North will be determined when the Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears in a 4:25 p.m. ET start. NBC flexed the Dallas-Philadelphia game to determine the…

Packers activate receiver Randall Cobb for showdown with Bears – USA TODAY

USA TODAYQuarterback Aaron Rodgers may not be the only key offensive player the Green Bay Packers get back Sunday. The team activated receiver Randall Cobb from short-term injured reserve Saturday,…

Spotlight belongs to NFC – ESPN

ESPNThe NFC North will be determined when the Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears in a 4:25 p.m. ET start. NBC flexed the Dallas-Philadelphia game to determine the NFC…

How the Bears and Packers match up – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Chicago Bears’ Shea McClellin during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Green Bay,…

Chiefs, 49ers lead Pro Bowl selections with 8 each – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs each had eight players named to the Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Friday night. Five teams, including the Green Bay Packers…

Aaron Rodgers is here to take the Packers to the playoffs, then what? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAaron Rodgers just saved the Green Bay Packers’ season. He knows it. Coach Mike McCarthy knows it. Even the Bears know it. Green Bay appeared dead in the water…

NFL: Aaron Rodgers to start for Green Bay Packers in showdown with Chicago … – SkySports

SkySportsGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return for his side’s NFC North showdown with the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The 2011 NFL MVP since fracturing his collarbone against the…

Aaron Rodgers makes Packers lethal – ESPN

ESPNThe biggest surprise in the return of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to the Packers’ starting lineup is that head coach Mike McCarthy didn’t look happier announcing it. This…

USA TODAY Sports’ Week 17 NFL predictions – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears have met 187 times, the longest-running rivalry in NFL history. (If you’re wondering, the Bears own a 93-88-6 advantage.) But rarely have…

Bears’ Cutler, Future Already Unclear, Will Finish Season in a Rival’s Shadow – New York Times

New York TimesLAKE FOREST, Ill. — At Halas Hall, the Chicago Bears’ practice complex, the news trickled in on Thursday afternoon — tweet by tweet, unconfirmed report after unconfirmed report…

Wisconsin Sports Briefs: Matthews out for Packers game for NFC North title… – Hudson Star Observer

Hudson Star ObserverThe Green Bay Packers will be without Clay Matthews for their winner-take-all game in Chicago on Sunday for the NFC North title. The Packers said Christmas Day that…

Green Bay Packers Vs. Chicago Bears 2013: Early Prediction And Preview For … – International Business Times

International Business TimesThe matchup became an unofficial NFC North title game when Green Bay and Chicago both lost on Sunday. Without Aaron Rodgers, the Packers were upended at home by…