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There seemed to be a movement during the week to downplay just how much of a fire the Packers coaches lit under veteran outside linebacker Preston Smith’s backside in advance of his performance against Chicago (a sack, a fumble return for a touchdown and three total tackles) and maybe even a little revisionist history, too. Matt LaFleur even downplayed the fact that Rashan Gary, and not Smith, was on the field for the Bears’ first offensive snap, chalking that up to Gary being in the game because Mike Pettine opened in a specific defensive package.

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Speaking of those Eagles’ turnovers, quarterback Carson Wentz (above) has been particularly generous, having thrown 15 interceptions and coughed up 10 fumbles, losing four of them. While the injury-ravaged offensive line has been an issue to be sure, Wentz’s regression has been alarming — even with some issues at the receiver positions early in the year.

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It’s easy to look at the Eagles’ 3-7-1 overall record and three-game losing streak and expect Sunday’s matchup to be a pushover for the Packers. And it probably should be, with the Packers favored by 10 points. But don’t tell Aaron Rodgers that this should be easy, especially against an underrated Eagles defense.

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CARBONDALE — Jeremy Chinn, a former Saluki safety who became the first player in NFL history to return fumbles for touchdowns on consecutive plays Sunday, was named the NFL defensive rookie of the month for November on Friday.

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One year after being fired as Missouri's coach, Barry Odom returns to Columbia as Arkansas' defensive coordinator in the annual Battle Line rivalry game Saturday.