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The NFL is hoping to decide the fate of the Pro Bowl by the time it releases next season's schedule in April. And the fate of the league's all-star game will largely depend on how much effort this year's participants put into the game.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman won his appeal of a four-game suspension for use of performance enhancing substances, making him eligible for the NFL playoffs.
The Chicago Bears got Jay Cutler back from a concussion, only to lose three more stars to injuries.
There weren't many style points in this one. J.J. Watt wasn't interested in them, anyway.
It's been a terrific half-season for Matt Ryan, Marshawn Lynch, J.J. Watt and Charles Tillman.
Banged-up Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson said his knee is feeling better than it did this time last week.
In what is turning into a memorable year for rookies, Andrew Luck and Doug Martin took the excellence to a record level.
Jay Cutler's been seeing this all season, a rerun on an endless loop, and he's not ready to change the channel.
Brandon Marshall insisted it's a new day. The way he connected with Jay Cutler, it sure seemed like old times.
Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract, settling the biggest issue hanging over the team.
The Chicago Bears acquired Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall from the Miami Dolphins
John Kasay kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime to give the New Orleans Saints a 26-23 victory over Atlanta on Sunday after Falcons coach Mike Smith decided to go for it on fourth down deep in his territory.
The Chicago Bears were all over Matthew Stafford, and now, they're tied with the Detroit Lions.
Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs isn't buying the idea that age is to blame for the Chicago Bears' struggles on defense.
"We owe it to our fans, we owe it to our viewers, to give them a little more effort than we did last year," Tillman said.
He said players need to balance playing hard with avoiding injury, to give fans the game they deserve without hurting their teams going into next year.