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Report: Dalvin Cook will miss at least two games

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer called Dalvin Cook “day-to-day” earlier Monday. It sounds, though, that the star running back is more week-to-week. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cook will miss at least the next two games, with the Vikings hoping Cook can return in time to play the Monday Night Football game against the Bears [more]

Matt Nagy ready to turn page on chaotic Week 12

Friday came, and Friday went, and three days later, Matt Nagy still is employed by the Bears. A report from a Pulitzer-prize winning Chicago reporter indicated the Bears told Nagy last week they intended to fire the coach after the Thanksgiving Day game no matter the result. Never mind that the team has never fired [more]

Aaron Rodgers to decide on possible toe surgery in the morning

The Packers made it to their bye with a win over the Rams. Now, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have to decide whether to have surgery on his broken toe. He told after the game that the fractured pinkie toe “felt good most of the game,” but that he will undergo more testing in [more]

Was Mark Konkol lied to, or did the Bears change their plans?

A decade ago, Mark Konkol won a Pulitzer. He won’t be in line for another after his report from earlier this week. In a new item for Patch.com, Konkol acknowledges that his report that the Bears will fire coach Matt Nagy after Thursday’s game at Detroit was wrong. Konkol attributes the outcome to two possible [more]

Matt Nagy: Justin Fields has cracked ribs, will start again when healthy

Matt Nagy is still the Bears’ head coach, and Justin Fields is still their starting quarterback. Nagy, brushing off a report that he would be fired after the Bears’ Thanksgiving game, spoke today like a man who expects to remain the team’s head coach for at least the rest of this season. And he said [more]

Jared Goff felt holding was called “a little too often” on Thursday

Penalties were a big part of the story in the latest Lions loss. A delay of game penalty for calling consecutive timeouts helped the Bears pick up a first down that ensured they’d kick a game-winning field goal as time expired and the Lions had 10 accepted penalties against them over the course of the [more]

Home teams winless on Thanksgiving for third consecutive year

Home-field advantage has largely disappeared in the NFL in recent years, and Thanksgiving has been no exception. All three home teams lost on Thursday: The Lions lost to the Bears, the Cowboys lost to the Raiders and the Saints lost to the Bills. This was the third consecutive Thanksgiving in which the road teams won [more]

Lions claim second timeout was called to prevent a touchdown

The Lions did a Lionish thing late in Thursday’s loss to the Bears, calling one timeout to conserve time and then another because they didn’t like the intersection of the offensive and defensive alignments before the next play. By rule (a quirky one), the officials are supposed to ignore the second timeout but, if they [more]

Matt Nagy: There will always be distractions; it’s how you handle them that matters

Bears coach Matt Nagy seemed very pragmatic on Tuesday regarding the report that he’ll be fired after Thursday’s game against the Lions. After the 16-14 win, Nagy was equally pragmatic. “When there’s distractions, which is in every sport, in all facets of life — there’s always going to be distractions. It’s how you handle them,” [more]

Bears edge Lions 16-14 for Thanksgiving win

Thankful may not be the word viewers of Thursday’s game between the Bears and Lions use for having sat through the contest, but the result will be met with a lot of approval at Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s table. After a short week filled with speculation about whether this would be his final game [more]

Lions go up 14-13 on T.J. Hockenson touchdown

The Lions passing offense sprung to life at the end of the third quarter and they’re back in the lead as a result. Jared Goff hit tight end T.J. Hockenson for a 17-yard touchdown with just under two minutes left in the third quarter to put the Lions up 14-13 in Detroit. It’s Goff’s second [more]

Bears take 13-7 lead into halftime

The Lions got on the board first on Thanksgiving, but the Bears have the lead at halftime in Detroit. Lions quarterback Jared Goff threw a touchdown to wide receiver Josh Reynolds early in the first quarter, but the Bears scored all the rest of the points in the first half. The last of those points [more]

Jimmy Graham TD puts Bears up 10-7

The Bears didn’t get into the end zone on their first trip into the red zone on Thursday afternoon, but the second one was more fruitful. Quarterback Andy Dalton hit tight end Jimmy Graham for a 17-yard touchdown and the Bears moved in front of the Lions 10-7 with under five minutes to play in [more]

D’Andre Swift heads to locker room in second quarter

The Lions continue to lead the Bears in the first half, but they lost a big offensive piece in the second quarter. Running back D'Andre Swift stayed down after being tackled by linebacker Roquan Smith on the Bears sideline. Trainers attended to him on the field and then helped him to the sideline where they [more]

Lions up 7-0 on Josh Reynolds TD catch

Jared Goff is back in the Lions lineup and he’s off to a good start on Thanksgiving. Goff hit wide receiver Josh Reynolds for a 39-yard touchdown to cap Detroit’s first possession of the game. The throw came on a third-and-10 and put the Lions up 7-0 with just over nine minutes to play in [more]

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