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Bears-Chiefs to remain Sunday Night Football game in Week 16

The NFL confirmed that the Bears game against the Chiefs will remain the Sunday Night Football game next week on NBC as originally scheduled. The Bears tweeted the confirmation. The league could have flexed out of the game after the Bears’ 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday. But the Bears remain a top draw, [more]

Packers stay atop NFC North, knock off Bears

The reigning NFC North champions have been dethroned, and the division is now within the Packers’ grasp. The Packers beat the Bears 21-13 today, knocking the Bears out of division contention while staying atop the division themselves. Technically the Bears are not mathematically eliminated from a wild card berth, but there’s no realistic scenario in [more]

Week 15 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET 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 kickoff. Seahawks at Panthers Seahawks: DE Jadeveon Clowney, LB Mychal Kendricks, TE Luke Willson, G Phil Haynes, [more]

Bears place Ben Braunecker on injured reserve

The Bears made defensive tackle Akiem Hicks‘ return official, activating him off injured reserve Saturday. Hicks injured his elbow Oct. 6, forcing him to miss eight games while it healed. Chicago, though, had to make a roster spot. It did by placing tight end Ben Braunecker on injured reserve. Braunecker was diagnosed with a concussion [more]

Akiem Hicks set to return for Bears

One of the Bears’ best defensive players will be back on the field on Sunday. Chicago defensive tackle Akiem Hicks is being activated and will play tomorrow against the Packers, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. Hicks suffered an ugly elbow injury in Week Five and was placed on injured reserve, but he has returned to [more]

Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Ravens 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. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Packers offering free warm beverages for sub-freezing game

Cold in Green Bay isn’t necessarily news, but it stands out when the team starts reminding fans about it and offering free hot beverages. Via Richard Ryman of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers advised fans about the freezing conditions, and are giving away free hot chocolate and hot cider to fans during the game. The [more]

Mitchell Trubisky relishing opportunity to do better against Packers this time

The Bears offense opened the 2019 season by throwing up a dud against the Packers in a 10-3 loss that was followed by Packers cornerback Tramon Williams saying that the key to victory was making Mitchell Trubisky play quarterback. Green Bay took away the quarterback’s ability to make plays with his feet and watched him [more]

NFL announces nominees for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

The NFL has announced this year’s nominees for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award given each year to a player based on their philanthropic and community work. There’s one nominee per team, each of whom will receive a donation of up to $50,000 to a charity of their choice. The winner of the [more]

Aaron Rodgers recalls Brian Urlacher’s “super-inappropriate” checks

In discussing the Packers-Bears rivalry this week, Aaron Rodgers revealed that Brian Urlacher put the blue in the Black and Blue division. Rodgers said the Bears’ Hall of Fame linebacker was a worthy opponent in a chess match, but the defensive checks he used at the line of scrimmage weren’t the kinds of things you [more]

Allen Robinson would like “many more years” with Bears

Wide receiver Allen Robinson is nearing the end of his second season with the Bears and he has his heart set on sticking around Chicago for a while longer. Robinson said he “would love to be the Bears’ all-time leading receiver” by the time his career is over and that would mean signing a new [more]

NFC playoff picture: The 49ers get back on top

There was no change to the six teams in playoff position in the NFC during Week 14, but there was a change to the way they stack up. The 49ers are back in the top seed by virtue of beating the Saints while the Seahawks stumbled to a loss in Los Angeles. The Packers beat [more]

Bears promote Devante Bond to take Roquan Smith’s roster spot

The Bears had an open roster spot after placing linebacker Roquan Smith on injured reserve. They filled it by promoting linebacker Devante Bond from the practice squad. The Buccaneers made Bond a sixth-round choice in 2016. He appeared in four games for the Bucs this season before they waived him Oct. 16. He then served [more]

Roquan Smith will miss rest of year with torn pectoral

The immediate word after last Thursday’s game was that Bears linebacker Roquan Smith‘s pectoral injury didn’t look good. It doesn’t look any better a few days later. Bears head coach Matt Nagy said at a Monday press conference that Smith will miss the rest of the season after tearing his pectoral. Smith was injured on [more]

Jaylon Smith says no harm intended by celebrating over injured opponent

Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith landed on the leg of Bears wide receiver Javon Wims while breaking up a pass on Thursday night, resulting in a knee injury that knocked Wims out of the game. After the play, Smith got up and celebrated with Wims on the ground nearby. But after the game, when Smith saw [more]

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