Bears looking to tune up while dancing into playoffs

Football 12/19/18, 18:38

No one can accuse quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears of forgetting to stop and smell the roses during their run to a 10-4 record.Or it might be more appropriate to say they've danced their way to the NFC North title.With road games Sunday against San Francisco and then ...

With division in hand, Bears going for first-round bye

Football 12/17/18, 18:24

Coach Matt Nagy is saving the big celebrations for later.He opted instead to spend "quality time" at home with his four sons, ate sushi, consumed "one beverage" and kept his eyes on the prizes still out there after the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North.One he would love, though it ...

Rodgers throws interception as Packers lose 24-17 to Bears

Football 12/16/18, 18:59

Aaron Rodgers missed a couple of open receivers. He got picked off. He came up empty when the Green Bay Packers needed a big play.Nothing like his usual work against the Chicago Bears.Rodgers looked shaky in Green Bay's 24-17 loss to Chicago on Sunday, throwing an interception for the first ...

Bears clinch 1st playoff berth since 2010, beat Packers

Football 12/16/18, 17:38

Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers' NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.The Bears (10-4) secured their first playoff appearance since the 2010 team won the division, and ...

Bears clinch NFC North with 24-17 victory over Packers

Sports 12/16/18, 16:50

Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers' NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.The Bears (10-4) secured their first playoff appearance since the 2010 team won the NFC North, ...

Chicago’s Matt Nagy picked by writers top coach in 2018

Football 12/14/18, 11:00

Matt Nagy is making an impressive first impression as an NFL head coach.Nagy has helped develop second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky into a solid NFL starter, convinced Vic Fangio to stay on as defensive coordinator, and has the Chicago Bears in position to earn their first playoff berth since 2010 in ...

Bears’ sweet scenario: Clinch North, beat Packers to do it

Football 12/13/18, 15:59

Clinch the NFC North championship and beat a heated rival to do it? The Chicago Bears couldn't have asked for a sweeter scenario.That's exactly the opportunity they're staring at when they host Aaron Rodgers and the fading Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon."It would be very exciting," quarterback Mitchell Trubisky ...

After breakthrough from Howard, Bears seek more ground gains

Football 12/12/18, 20:25

Jordan Howard picked the perfect time to break through for the Chicago Bears.The running back was at his best on a night when quarterback Mitchell Trubisky struggled, running for a season-high 101 yards to help the NFC North leaders beat the NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams 15-6 last week.Yes, ...

Packers look to keep momentum going under Philbin

Football 12/10/18, 20:02

One week, one win for Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin.Now, the self-effacing, self-deprecating Philbin wants to keep the momentum going from Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons to keep alive Green Bay's slim playoff hopes. At the least, there are positive vibes in the locker room as the Packers ...

Bears on verge of playoffs after ‘D’ dominates against Rams

Football 12/10/18, 18:44

The Chicago Bears were in trouble, leading by nine with the Rams in prime position following a big interception return by Joe Johnson III on an overthrown ball by Mitchell Trubisky.On the next play, with Los Angeles at the 27, Kyle Fuller picked off a wobbly pass by Jared Goff. ...

Familiar problems plague fading Packers in loss to Cards

Football 12/02/18, 19:07

Aaron Rodgers wasn't in much of a mood to celebrate his 35th birthday.Not after another loss for the sliding Green Bay Packers.The same problems keep popping up for the offense, most glaringly, empty third downs and a lack of explosive plays.But Sunday's 20-17 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals, one ...

Rosas’ overtime FG the winner as Giants stun Bears 30-27

Football 12/02/18, 16:48

Aldrick Rosas kicked a 44-yard field goal in overtime and the New York Giants beat NFC North-leading Chicago 30-27 Sunday, snapping the Bears' five-game winning streak.The Giants (4-8) blew a 10-point lead in the final 1:13 of regulation. They didn't nail down the win until Janoris Jenkins knocked away a ...

Packers return home, try to keep fading playoff hopes alive

Football 12/02/18, 12:34

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will try to keep fading playoff hopes alive on a snowy Sunday in Green Bay against Arizona and rookie quarterback Josh Rosen.The Packers have lost four of their past five games, all on the road, and trail Chicago and Minnesota in the NFC North.Green Bay ...

Giants preparing for Bears’ offense, not 2 quarterbacks

Football 11/29/18, 19:27

New York Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher had no intention of designing two game plans, even though Chicago Bears starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has a shoulder injury.Bettcher is getting the Giants (3-8) ready to face the Bears' offense, and it doesn't matter whether Trubisky is back at the helm Sunday ...

Packers, Vikings meet without promise of 1st place

Football 11/23/18, 16:37

The final weekend of November has arrived, with this Green Bay-Minnesota game predictably carrying plenty of weight toward the race for the NFC playoffs.The twist, though, is the Packers and Vikings are stuck in the thick of the wild-card mix. The Bears, having beaten the Vikings last week, are the ...

Chase Daniel fills in, leads Bears to 23-16 win over Lions

Football 11/22/18, 16:09

Chase Daniel made the most of his chance to fill in for Mitchell Trubisky, having the best day of his journeyman career.Daniel set career highs with 230 yards passing and two touchdowns to keep the Chicago Bears rolling with a 23-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday.The NFC North-leading ...

Cousins, Vikings offense coming up short

Football 11/21/18, 17:36

The arrival of Kirk Cousins has provided the Minnesota Vikings the stability at quarterback they've sought for years, and the recipient of that unprecedented $84 million fully guaranteed contract has helped take their passing attack to a higher level.Still, at the 10-game mark of his debut season, Cousins and the ...

Trubisky doubtful for Bears’ Thanksgiving matchup with Lions

Football 11/21/18, 15:21

The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears will meet for the second time in 12 days — yet this matchup already looks a lot different.Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago's starting quarterback, is doubtful for Thursday's rematch with the Lions because of a right shoulder injury.That means Chase Daniel, who has barely played in ...

For Bears, handling success is unfamiliar territory

Football 11/19/18, 18:47

With a tighter grip on the NFC North, the Chicago Bears are in unfamiliar territory and facing a different kind of challenge as the season heads toward its final stretch.Learning to handle success."We have to make sure that we just continue to keep those blinders on, keep the earmuffs on, ...

Humbled Vikings running out of time to catch Bears

Football 11/19/18, 17:54

The NBC camera on Minnesota's pregame huddle in Chicago captured Kirk Cousins delivering the customary pep talk to his teammates, a full-throated reminder by the quarterback that the Vikings reached the NFC championship game last season, not the Bears."They're not the reason this game moved to prime time," Cousins shouted. ...

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