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NFC North Rundown: Packers will see more of Jared Goff in 2021 after trade to Detroit

Goff figures to get another shot to beat the Packers at Lambeau Field next year, this time as part of an NFC North matchup.

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Within days of last week’s divisional recap detailing a potential Matthew Stafford trade, the Detroit Lions made their pounce.

Stafford is headed to Los Angeles as part of a blockbuster trade that provides Detroit with two first-round picks, a third-rounder, and quarterback Jared Goff. In an incredible swap of high salaries, the Lions perhaps more importantly gain draft capital to rebuild the roster. But can the Lions get Goff back on track behind an inconsistent offensive line?

Today’s rundown eyeballs the Stafford-Goff trade, but also addresses some former Green Bay Packers defensive assistants on the move within the division and new coaching staff hires in Minnesota.


Chicago Bears

Packers’ Mike Pettine Firing a Potential Win for Bears

While some Packer fans may be rejoicing about Pettine’s contract not getting renewed, many Bears fans might actually have the same reaction.

Mike Pettine and Bob Sutton are potential candidates if the Chicago Bears hire a senior defensive assistant to aid first-time coordinator Sean Desai

Speaking of Pettine and the Bears, could his next step be, in fact, Chicago?

No one should be untouchable when trading for a franchise quarterback

Draft picks, Roquan Smith, Eddie Jackson - no matter. Nothing should be off the table for the Bears in the pursuit of an upper-echelon quarterback.


Detroit Lions

Bears, Broncos and Panthers offered Lions first-rounder and more for Matthew Stafford, per report

The Lions reportedly could have had Carolina’s eighth pick of the NFL Draft this year in another trade scenario.

What the heck happened to Jared Goff?

It has been a steady decline for Goff since reaching the Super Bowl with the Rams, but can he resurrect his career with LA?

Lions hire Dom Capers as senior defensive assistant

The Packers’ former Defensive Coordinator continues his run through the NFC North after a previous stop in Minnesota.

Todd Bowles: Detroit Lions ‘didn’t feel like waiting,’ canceled my head coach interview

For Green Bay, this is probably great news after Bowles’s defense stymied the Packer offense twice this year.


Minnesota Vikings

Vikings to interview Tyke Tolbert for Offensive Coordinator position

A more under-the-radar name has entered the mix for the Vikings’ OC position.

Vikings announce Ryan Ficken as ST coordinator

Like Green Bay, Minnesota hired from within for its special teams vacancy.

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph not pleased with usage, won’t accept pay cut

The veteran tight end will not accept a reduction in salary, but the Vikings could still potentially work out a restructure without outright releasing Rudolph to clear cap space.