Vikings’ rushing attack shut down by Bears

Football 11/18/18, 23:55

Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray had nowhere to go, all night long.The Minnesota Vikings got pushed around by the Chicago Bears in prime time.Minnesota managed just 22 yards on the ground while Jordan Howard powered an effective rushing attack for Chicago, sending the Vikings to a costly 25-20 loss on ...

Bears beat Vikings 25-20, tighten grip on NFC North

Football 11/18/18, 23:46

Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown and the Chicago Bears tightened their grip on the NFC North with a 25-20 victory over the second-place Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.Mack and Jackson led a dominant effort by the defense. And Chicago ...

On hot seat? Packers’ McCarthy focuses on getting road win

Football 11/16/18, 17:19

Mike McCarthy knows his job is on the line.The Green Bay Packers' 13th-year head coach acknowledged he is aware that the team's 4-5-1 record has led to questions about his future.But he insisted he and the team are focused on next week's pivotal NFC North matchup with the Vikings in ...

Bears, Vikings meet in primetime showdown for NFC North lead

Football 11/15/18, 15:14

Mitchell Trubisky understands how high the stakes are.The Chicago Bears have a chance to tighten their grip on the NFC North lead and demonstrate just how far they have come when they host the defending division champion Minnesota Vikings in a prime-time showdown for first place Sunday night."It's a huge ...

Bears supporting Parkey after tough day against Lions

Football 11/12/18, 18:44

This time, the Chicago Bears were good enough to overcome a tough day for Cody Parkey.That might not be the case very soon.A day after Parkey missed two extra points and two field-goal attempts in a 34-22 victory over Detroit, coach Matt Nagy reiterated he has no plans to take ...

Jones helps Packers run away for 31-12 win over Dolphins

Football 11/11/18, 20:43

Aaron Jones ran for career highs of 145 yards and two scores, Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams connected for two touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers beat the Miami Dolphins 31-12 on Sunday.The Packers (4-4-1) pulled away in the second half, sandwiching scoring drives around cornerback Bashaud Breeland's interception ...

Trubisky throws 3 TDs, Bears beat Lions 34-22

Football 11/11/18, 17:39

Mitchell Trubisky threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns, and the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions 34-22 to snap a 10-game losing streak against division opponents on Sunday.The Bears (6-3) had dropped nine of 10 against Detroit (3-6) and were seeking their first victory over a division ...

Bears eye rare win over Lions, end of skid against division

Football 11/08/18, 19:37

The Chicago Bears have a rare opportunity to beat the Detroit Lions and pick up a victory over an NFC North opponent.As accomplishments go, those seem rather modest. Then again, consider their recent history.The division-leading Bears have a chance to check off two more boxes when they host the struggling ...

Packers eager to finish strong after first-half frustrations

Football 11/07/18, 20:57

Randall Cobb is out of detailed answers for now.But the veteran receiver did have one simple solution to get the Green Bay Packers out of their first-half funk.No rallying cries. No inspirational slogans, like the "Run the Table" phrase from Rodgers that turned into catchword of the Packers' comeback from ...

Lions fall to bottom of NFC North after loss to Vikings

Football 11/05/18, 20:36

The Detroit Lions have fallen into last place in the NFC North and there are signs they may have a hard time getting back into the division race.When Lions coach Matt Patricia met with reporters on Monday, he didn't wait for their questions on his team's 24-9 loss to division ...

With division games, Bears figure to see where they stand

Football 11/05/18, 18:38

The Chicago Bears are about to find out just where they stand.The NFC North leaders are staring at three straight division games after playing four in a row against the AFC East. And they don't need to be reminded how important this upcoming stretch is."We know that going into these ...

Cousins preps for home-state team as Vikings host Lions

Football 11/01/18, 19:13

When Kirk Cousins and his family moved from Illinois to Michigan, his allegiance to the Bears was well-established.Leaving Chicagoland, Cousins wondered aloud to his dad whether they'd be required to become fans of the Lions and the other Detroit-area teams."He said, 'Kirk, you can take the boy out of Chicago. ...

Redskins get Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from Packers for 4th-rounder

Football 10/30/18, 17:12

Aiming to improve a defense that's carried them to the top of the NFC East, the Washington Redskins added safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from the Green Bay Packers at Tuesday's NFL trade deadline for a 2019 fourth-round draft pick.Clinton-Dix, who can become a free agent after this season, joins D.J. ...

Vikings reach halfway point with daunting stretch ahead

Football 10/29/18, 19:51

The Minnesota Vikings hit their stride last year well before midseason, using an eight-game winning streak to build a 13-3 record for the second seed in the NFC.This year, the second half of the season is going to be much more difficult.The challenge starts with the schedule. The next five ...

Trubisky throws 2 TDs as Bears beat Jets 24-10

Football 10/28/18, 16:19

Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, and the short-handed Chicago Bears beat the New York Jets 24-10 on Sunday.The Bears (4-3) got the win they needed after dropping two in a row to fall out of the NFC North lead, even though star pass rusher Khalil Mack (right ankle) and ...

Losses have Bears in more familiar spot with Jets up next

Football 10/25/18, 20:13

The Chicago Bears were riding high, staring down at the rest of the NFC North for the first time in five years.They're in more familiar territory. And it's not a place they want to stay.The Bears look to get back to winning after back-to-back losses when they host the banged-up ...

Lions hope Snacks Harrison can help stuff Seahawks on ground

Football 10/25/18, 18:33

The Detroit Lions boosted their chances of slowing down Seattle's running game and contending in the NFC North with one major move.Lions general manager Bob Quinn acquired Damon "Snacks" Harrison from the New York Giants for a fifth-round pick, adding one of the NFL's top interior defensive linemen to help ...

McCarthy knows Packers have to improve for post-bye stretch

Football 10/16/18, 19:01

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy heads into the bye week well aware of his team's shortcomings.And he knows how crucial it is to fix them in advance of the most challenging portion of the schedule."It was important to win the game on so many different fronts," McCarthy said on ...

Dolphins’ injury-depleted line must try to block Bears’ Mack

Football 10/11/18, 16:17

Last week the Miami Dolphins resorted to eight-man pass protection, so desperate were they to slow an onslaught against quarterback Ryan Tannehill.And now they have to block Khalil Mack.That will be a daunting task when Miami faces the Chicago Bears on Sunday in a matchup of first-place teams headed in ...

Nagy insists Howard still has big role in Bears’ offense

Football 10/08/18, 17:46

Coach Matt Nagy insisted Jordan Howard remains a big part of Chicago's offense and the star running back was adamant he wasn't frustrated despite a limited role in the most recent victory."This is not going to be an offense where it's just one person and it goes through one person," ...

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