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Bears should have let 49ers score, John Fox defends decision not to

After the two-minute warning on Sunday, the 49ers had the ball on the Bears’ 4-yard line, and the Bears, leading 14-12, were out of timeouts. At that point, the Bears’ best strategy would have been to allow the 49ers to score a touchdown, to give themselves time to try to score a touchdown of their [more]

NFC playoff picture: Shakeup Sunday

The NFC playoff picture remained unchanged for a couple of weeks, but we knew things would look different once Week 13 was in the books. Six of the top seven teams in the conference were involved in games against each other, including the Eagles-Seahawks game in Seattle that put Sunday’s action to bed. The Seahawks [more]

49ers beat the Bears in Jimmy Garoppolo’s first start

Jimmy Garoppolo‘s first start as the 49ers’ quarterback wasn’t spectacular, but it was solid, and it was a win. Garoppolo completed 26 of 37 passes for 293 yards, and although he never got the 49ers into the end zone, he got into field goal five times, and Robbie Gould went 5-for-5. That was enough scoring [more]

Week 13 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Vikings at Falcons Vikings: T Mike Remmers, QB Kyle Sloter, WR Stacy Coley, RB Mack [more]

Eagles sign Alshon Jeffery to four-year extension

Receiver Alshon Jeffery opted in free agency to sign a one-year deal with the Eagles, in the hopes of cashing in on the open market next year. He didn’t have to wait that long. The Eagles have announced that Jeffery has signed a four-year extension, which puts him under contract through 2021. Per multiple reports, [more]

Week 13 injury report roundup

Week 13 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Cowboys and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should [more]

Danny Trevathan could return this week for Bears

After getting a full practice under his belt on Thursday, the Chicago Bears are hopeful to see linebacker Danny Trevathan back on the field this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers. Trevathan has missed Chicago’s last three games due to a calf strain sustained against the New Orleans Saints. “Anytime you have a starter out [more]

Bears designate Quintin Demps to return from IR

The Bears brought another safety back from IR, closing the book on oft-injured wideout Kevin White‘s third season. Via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears designated veteran safety Quintin Demps to return from injured reserve. He broke his left forearm in Week Three and needed surgery. He’ll practice today, and be eligible to [more]

Report: Tre McBride waived a day after argument at Bears facility

Wide receiver Tre McBride got waived by the Bears on Tuesday in a move that had some scratching their heads because McBride played 78 percent of the offensive snaps last Sunday and had several other weeks where he played a prominent role for the team. On Wednesday, coach John Fox said the team was “just [more]

Bears claim Lamarr Houston off waivers

Who says you can’t go home again? The Bears claimed outside linebacker Lamarr Houston off waivers from the Texans on Wednesday. Houston played in 26 games for the Bears over three seasons, making nine sacks and 57 tackles from 2014-16. He tore an anterior cruciate ligament while celebrating a sack in 2014 and then tore [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo to start for 49ers on Sunday

The Jimmy Garoppolo era is beginning in San Francisco. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told the team today that Garoppolo will start on Sunday in Chicago. The 49ers acquired Garoppolo by trading their second-round draft pick to the Patriots the day before the league’s trade deadline, but they had been starting C.J. Beathard instead of Garoppolo. [more]

Bears waive Tre McBride

Mitchell Trubisky targeted Tre McBride six times in Sunday’s loss to the Eagles — Yes, the obvious question is: Why? — and McBride caught only two passes for 20 yards. The Bears waived McBride on Tuesday. McBride, whom the Bears claimed off waivers from the Titans on Sept. 3, has spent time on Chicago’s practice [more]

Browns would be picking first and seventh in 2018 NFL Draft

The Browns haven’t won this year, and they weren’t even on the field last night, but they still got some good news. With the Texans losing to the Ravens, the draft portfolio of the Browns went up in value. Since it’s almost December and most of these teams don’t have anything better to think about, [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Whoever gets first-team reps on Wednesday will start at quarterback

Whatever plan the San Francisco 49ers had for starting newly acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could be scuttled due to injuries sustained by C.J. Beathard on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. For head coach Kyle Shanahan, the choice of who starts this week against the Chicago Bears could be a very simple one. According to Eric [more]

Rotting fish, arguing players mark Monday at Bears facility

The Bears got crushed 31-3 by the Eagles on Sunday, dropping their record to 3-8 and providing more evidence for those who want to make the argument that the team stinks this year. Things didn’t go much better when they reported back to the team’s facility on Monday. Multiple reporters passed along word of a [more]

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