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Thursday, December 3, 2009
NFC North at night

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Chicago Bears: Linebacker Lance Briggs (knee) and left tackle Orlando Pace (groin) both sat out practice Thursday. Pace isn’t likely to play Sunday against St. Louis. Here’s what Briggs told reporters: “My health? I'm breathing well. My temperature is about 98.6. I feel good. It's not my call [on playing Sunday]. Right now, I'm questionable, with a possibility of being possible.” Jamar Williams is Briggs’ likely replacement if needed, writes Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago.

Detroit Lions: The Lions aren’t sure if they’ll have guard Daniel Loper (ankle) for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati. “Probably a game-time decision,” coach Jim Schwartz said. “It’s nothing that’s going to be long term.” … Safety Louis Delmas (ankle) and linebacker Ernie Sims (hamstring) were limited Thursday in practice.

Green Bay Packers: Left tackle Chad Clifton (hamstring) was limited in practice, and coach Mike McCarthy said: “I'm not sure if Chad will go this week.” Clifton’s replacement Monday night against Baltimore likely would be rookie T.J. Lang. … Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (ribs) was listed on the injury report but had full participation in practice. Rodgers told reporters: “I have an injury that is not going to keep me out of [the] game.”

Minnesota Vikings: Right guard Anthony Herrera continued to miss practice as he recovers from a concussion. … Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said cornerback Antoine Winfield (foot) had a “setback” last Friday, explaining why Winfield didn’t play Sunday against Chicago. Winfield remains a limited participant in practice this week.