Bears trade up with Patriots, take RB Montgomery in 3rd

Football 04/26/19, 21:26

The Chicago Bears addressed one of their biggest needs with their first pick in the draft, taking Iowa State running back David Montgomery in the third round after trading up with the New England Patriots on Friday night.Chicago moved up 14 spots to grab Montgomery at No. 73 overall, making ...

Bears could look to fill hole at RB in third round

Football 04/25/19, 23:03

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace insisted this week he is no fan of smokescreens. Now, it's time to find out if he was putting one up.The Bears figure to have a chance to add a top running back and core player to a team that won the NFC North ...

With O-line still in flux, Vikings have clear need in draft

Football 04/18/19, 18:20

The Minnesota Vikings will be constructing a new front five yet again this year.Perhaps this will be the spring they can finally plant a couple of seeds for stability.The Vikings have consistently fielded one of the NFL's best defenses since coach Mike Zimmer took over in 2014. In the two ...

Bears have a different view of the draft this year

Football 04/18/19, 16:37

The Chicago Bears have a different view of the draft this year.A worst-to-first jump last season left them staring down at the rest of the NFC North, and loaded with one of the league's best defenses and banking on a more creative offense led by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to improve ...

source: Bears release embattled kicker Cody Parkey

Sports 02/22/19, 21:28

The Chicago Bears signed kicker Cody Parkey to a four-year contract in March hoping he would give them the consistency they have lacked ever since they let Robbie Gould go.That didn't happen. And now, Parkey is out.A person familiar with the situation said Friday the NFC North champions have decided ...

Pagano sees opportunity of lifetime leading Bears’ defense

Football 01/24/19, 15:37

Chuck Pagano is ready to embrace the "opportunity of a lifetime" as the Chicago Bears' defensive coordinator.He inherits a group that ranked among the best in the NFL and helped Chicago win the NFC North after four straight last-place finishes. The Bears made the playoffs for the first time in ...

Bears hire Pagano as defensive coordinator to replace Fangio

Football 01/11/19, 21:48

The Chicago Bears rode a dominant defense to the NFC North championship in a breakout season. They hope to keep it going with a new coordinator.The Bears hired former Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano to replace Vic Fangio on Friday, hoping he can help them build on what they accomplished ...

Foles gives Eagles lift they need just in time to beat Bears

Football 01/07/19, 05:16

The Philadelphia Eagles were desperately seeking a lift with little time left to save their season.Nick Foles came through for the defending Super Bowl champions. And he did it just in time.Foles threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on fourth down in the final minute, and the Eagles ...

Rivers versus Brady in divisional round of NFL playoffs

Sports 01/06/19, 21:03

Philip Rivers has come up empty against Tom Brady every time.He gets another shot next weekend.Rivers directed the Los Angeles Chargers to a 23-17 playoff victory at Baltimore on Sunday, setting up another high-stakes matchup with Brady and the New England Patriots. For all of Rivers' success during his 15 ...

After big jump, Bears look to KO defending champion Eagles

Football 01/05/19, 12:40

Not long after he was hired, Matt Nagy watched the Super Bowl with his wife at a bar near the Chicago Bears' practice facility. His good friend Doug Pederson was coaching the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship.The place was just about empty. He even had to ask ...

Lions end worst year since 2012 in Patricia’s 1st season

Football 12/31/18, 18:39

The Detroit Lions fired Jim Caldwell nearly a year ago to reach another level.So far at least, they have gone in the wrong direction.The Lions plummeted to 6-10 and last place in the NFC North in Matt Patricia's first season as head coach, their worst year since losing 12 games ...

NFC North champion Bears look to keep rolling in playoffs

Football 12/31/18, 18:12

The Chicago Bears are rolling into their first playoff appearance in eight years, with nine wins in 10 games and their sights set on a bigger prize after capturing the NFC North."This is where it gets real," coach Matt Nagy said Monday.From four straight last-place finishes to hosting a wild-card ...

Pedal-down Bears keep Vikings out of playoffs with 24-10 win

Football 12/30/18, 19:48

The NFC North champion Chicago Bears refused to let up, riding Jordan Howard for 109 rushing yards and two touchdowns and that relentless defense for a 24-10 victory over Minnesota on Sunday that kept the rival Vikings out of the playoffs.With the 24-0 win by Philadelphia at Washington, the Vikings ...

Lions beat up on Packers 31-0; Rodgers suffers concussion

Sports 12/30/18, 16:04

Matthew Stafford threw for 266 yards and two scores to T.J. Jones, kicker Matt Prater tossed a touchdown pass after faking a field-goal try and the Detroit Lions ended a beleaguered season on a high note with a 31-0 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.With Green Bay trailing ...

Finally, a Bears-Vikings finale in Minnesota with meaning

Football 12/27/18, 16:54

For the fourth time in the past five years, the Chicago Bears will visit the Minnesota Vikings in the last game on the schedule.For once, this matchup has some meaning.The Vikings, having already ceded the NFC North title to the Bears, have yet to secure a spot in the playoffs. ...

Bears still see room to grow with playoffs approaching

Football 12/26/18, 20:35

The NFC North champion Chicago Bears are rolling along with eight wins in nine games and their first playoff appearance in eight years approaching.Coach Matt Nagy hopes they haven't hit their peak."I want us to get to a point where we literally don't peak until wherever our final game is ...

As Vikes face rematch with Bears, Cousins feels the pressure

Football 12/26/18, 17:43

The Minnesota Vikings have reached the final week of the regular season with a spot in the playoffs still unsecured and a surging division rival boasting one of the NFL's best defenses on the schedule.This is the type of game, then, for Kirk Cousins to make good on that $84 ...

Vikings beat Lions 27-9 to move step closer to playoffs

Sports 12/23/18, 16:43

Kirk Cousins threw a 44-yard Hail Mary to Kyle Rudolph as time expired in the first half to put the Minnesota Vikings ahead and they beat the Detroit Lions 27-9 Sunday, moving a step closer to playing in the postseason.The Vikings could have clinched a spot in the playoffs with ...

49ers get to see what they missed when they face Mack, Bears

Football 12/20/18, 14:28

Back before the season started and Khalil Mack was on the trading block from Oakland, the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers were two of the teams in hottest pursuit of the star pass rusher.The Bears won that competition and are headed to the playoffs for the first time in ...

Bears, Texans give last-place teams hope for 2019

Sports 12/20/18, 02:21

There's hope in 2019 for the Jaguars, Raiders, Giants and other teams who will finish last in the division this year.The Chicago Bears (10-4) already won the NFC North to complete a worst-to-first turnaround, and the Houston Texans (10-4) are on the verge of securing the AFC South to become ...

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