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Thursday, June 28, 2012
NFC North links: Expectations in Green Bay

By ESPN.com staff

Chicago Bears

ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson says linebacker Brian Urlacher believes "this Bears team gives him the best chance for his first Super Bowl victory."

Urlacher on the NFC North race: "Last year, Green Bay and Detroit were in the playoffs, so [the media] should be talking about them. I don’t know if they got any better in the offseason, but I know we got better."

Detroit Lions

Calvin Johnson came in at No. 3 on NFL Network's list of the top 100 players in the league.

Nick Fairley's arraignment is set for Thursday. The Lions defensive tackle was arrested in Mobile County, Ala., on May 27 after a state trooper said he was traveling at 100 mph in his Cadillac Escalade. He was cited for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and open container.

Green Bay Packers

Former Packers receiver Antonio Freeman said Donald Driver "made a smart decision" in taking a pay cut to remain in Green Bay.

Coach Mike McCarthy touches on a variety of topics in a wide-ranging Q&A with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Minnesota Vikings

Making quarterback Christian Ponder comfortable will be one of the Vikings' top priorities during training camp.

What's on the amenities wish list in the new Vikings stadium? The Star Tribune has compiled some realistic and not-so realistic ideas.