Northern Intelligence

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 10, 2012 - 5:02 PM

What's up with the Bears' Devin Hester? One of the best returners in NFL history ranking 12th in punt returns with a 9.0-yard average? Don't worry. He's starting to warm up just in time to face the Vikings in two weeks. The Bears were excited to see flashes of the old Devin when he planted his foot and burst for a season-high 44-yard gain against the Titans last week.

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The Packers went eight games without an offensive lineman missing a single snap. But they've used this bye week to deal with the probability that right tackle Bryan Bulaga could miss a significant amount of time because of a hip injury suffered last week against Arizona. The injury moves left guard T.J. Lang to right tackle and backup Evan Dietrich-Smith to left guard. It also puts undrafted rookie Don Barclay as the next man up if there's another injury up front.

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In eight games, the Lions have started eight different combinations in the secondary. Six guys who have started games have also missed time. Safety Louis Delmas missed five games. Cornerback Bill Bentley has missed four and is out for the season. Safety Ricardo Silva started the year on the practice squad but has started three games. And yet the Lions rank seventh on defense and eighth against the pass.

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Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang 5 FINAL
Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann 3
Atlanta - LP: S. Marimon 5 FINAL
Toronto - WP: B. Cecil 6
Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale 12 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez 3
Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar 4 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 2
Cincinnati 2 Top 9th Inning
St. Louis 5
San Diego 2 Top 9th Inning
Chicago Cubs 6
Baltimore 0 Bottom 3rd Inning
Boston 0
Milwaukee - K. Lohse 6:05 PM
Pittsburgh - J. Locke
Miami - M. Latos 6:10 PM
NY Mets - J. deGrom
LA Angels - C. Wilson 6:10 PM
Houston - D. Keuchel
NY Yankees - M. Tanaka 6:10 PM
Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi
Oakland - J. Hahn 6:10 PM
Kansas City - Y. Ventura
Arizona - R. De La Rosa 8:05 PM
San Francisco - C. Heston
Colorado - J. Lyles 8:10 PM
Los Angeles - Z. Greinke
Texas - C. Lewis 8:10 PM
Seattle - F. Hernandez
Washington 93 FINAL
Toronto 86
New Orleans 46 3rd Qtr 8:56
Golden State 64
Milwaukee 6:00 PM
Chicago
Dallas 8:30 PM
Houston
Minnesota 0 2nd Prd 2:29
St. Louis 2
Detroit 0 3rd Prd
Tampa Bay 4
Pittsburgh 7:00 PM
NY Rangers
Winnipeg 9:30 PM
Anaheim
Houston 6:00 PM
D.C.
Orlando City 6:30 PM
Columbus
Toronto FC 7:30 PM
FC Dallas
Seattle 8:00 PM
Colorado
Vancouver FC 8:30 PM
Real Salt Lake
Sporting Kansas City 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
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