NFC Notes: Dan Campbell, Jordan Love, Bears, Lions, Packers


Bears CB Jaylon Johnson made money signs to the cameras during a two-interception day against the Raiders and was asked if he was trying to send a message about a new contract.

“You damn right,” Johnson said, via the Chicago Tribune. “100 percent. I know who I am, and I know I can play this game at a high level. And I feel like I deserve to be paid like that. I’m taking that attitude for any team, for any and everybody in the NFL. So I mean if it’s with the Bears, then I’ll do that.”


Lions HC Dan Campbell thinks that the team may have needed their big loss to the Ravens in order to refocus after starting the season with five wins.

“You don’t want these to happen, but when it does, it recenters you, it refocuses you. And that’s all I know. I don’t want it to happen. Nobody wants it to happen,” Campbell told Eric Woodyard of ESPN. “Nobody likes to look over there and watch them having a great time because they kicked our ass. Nobody thinks that’s fun, but I know that motivates me for next week, it motivates our team. You’ll do any and everything you can not to have that feeling again. That’s all I mean by that.”

“Lamar beat us. He hammered us with his arm. He threw the ball extremely well, he ran when he needed to, and we did not handle it well,” Campbell continued. “Our energy was good, which is crazy when you come out of a game like that and look at the score … our energy was good, but our detail and discipline, which has been so good over the last four or five weeks was not good enough, so self-induced. That was a combination of a lot of different things, and just like we win as a team, we lose as a team. That was one of those.”

Lions QB Jared Goff and RB Jahmyr Gibbs both believe that everyone will come out of the loss with a better attitude.

“We’ve been through a whole lot worse than this,” Goff noted. “This was a tough game, we got our butts kicked, but this group has had a lot of adversity, and this is kind of our first taste of getting kicked in the teeth this year and we need to respond the right way.”

“I think it raises the intensity in the locker room, knowing that we’re not invincible,” Gibbs added. “We’re not invincible so everybody’s going to be more tuned in on their details and what they’ve got to do to be more disciplined.”


Packers QB Jordan Love shared his frustrations after the team suffered another loss on Sunday, this time by two points to the Broncos.

“We all know it’s ups and downs, but I think everyone’s very frustrated,” Love said, via Ryan Wood of “We’ve got to find a way to win. You have to find a way to win these games. We’ve been put in this position multiple times where it comes down to [the] offense has to go win the game, and we have not capitalized on that. So, we’ve got to find a way, just that margin of error, and we are not capitalizing on these end-of-game situations. I think going forward, I think the situations are going to keep coming, keep being there until we find a way to capitalize and go win.”

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