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Week 15 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. Cowboys at Colts Cowboys: G Zack Martin, DL David Irving, TE Geoff Swaim, QB Mike [more]

Texans, Bears attempting to go from worst to first in their divisions

The Texans can clinch the AFC South and the Bears can clinch the NFC North this weekend. That would complete a worst-to-first transformation for both teams. Houston was tied for last place in its division last year, at 4-12, and Chicago had sole possession of last place in its division last year, at 5-11. Now [more]

Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Chargers and it continues with two more games on Saturday. The Jets, Texans, Browns and Broncos submitted their final injury reports on Thursday and the 24 teams in Sunday’s games submitted their final injury reports of the week on [more]

Packers might not have Bryan Bulaga against Khalil Mack

The Packers and Bears haven’t played since the season opener. You might remember that one. Khalil Mack had three tackles, a sack, an interception, a pass breakup, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in his first game with the Bears. Aaron Rodgers left the game for 14 snaps for what appeared a serious injury [more]

Allen Robinson listed as questionable for Sunday

Wide receiver Allen Robinson didn’t practice on Wednesday because of a hip injury, but returned as a limited participant on Thursday and continued making progress on Friday. Robinson was a full participant in the Bears’ final practice before Sunday’s game against the Packers and that would seem to put him on a path to playing [more]

Four teams have clinched playoff berths, five more can clinch this weekend

The Los Angeles Chargers became the fourth team to clinch a playoff berth. With their win over the Chiefs on Thursday night, the Chargers have joined the Chiefs as the only two AFC teams to clinch a spot in the playoffs. They are still battling it out for the AFC West title, with one of [more]

Fan loses effort to wear Packers gear at Chicago on Sunday

Free speech, as it turns out, isn’t. At least not yet. A Packers fan who owns Bears season tickets has been denied the right to wear green and gold on the sidelines at Sunday’s game between the NFC North rivals, as part of a promotion for season-ticket holders. Russell Beckman, who filed after being denied [more]

Allen Robinson back to practice on Thursday

Wide receiver Allen Robinson led the Bears in receiving against the Rams last Sunday while playing the usual amount of snaps, which left little reason to think that he was hampered by an injury. Robinson didn’t take part in Wednesday’s practice, however. He was listed with a hip injury, although it seems that the decision [more]

Packers’ unlikely playoff push could complicate their coaching search

Plenty of teams have made in-season coaching changes over the years. Not many have remained marginally viable playoff contenders. For the Packers, an unlikely playoff push could complicate their looming search for a new coach. Apart from the obvious question of whether finagling a path to the playoffs would enhance interim coach Joe Philbin’s chances [more]

Bears sign Marcus Williams, put Bryce Callahan on IR

The Bears announced they signed defensive back Marcus Williams on Wednesday. They placed cornerback Bryce Callahan on injured reserve in a corresponding move. Callahan, the team’s nickel corner, broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot during Sunday’s win over the Rams. Williams, 27, played two games for Tampa Bay this season. He made three [more]

Akiem Hicks: Nobody’s forgotten Aaron Rodgers’ “little comments”

After the Packers lost to the Vikings in Week 12 to fall to 4-6-1 on the season, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said the team would need to run the table and get help from others in order to make the playoffs. Rodgers noted that going “to Chicago, a place we’ve won a number of times” and [more]

Fan hopes to win legal right to wear Packers gear on Soldier Field sideline

The Packers will need all the help they can get, if they hope to beat the Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. One Packers fan hopes to have the ability to support the cause in a very specific way. According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, a Packers fan who purchased Bears season tickets will try [more]

Nine teams have playoff scenarios in Week 15

The NFL playoff race is heating up, and nine teams have playoff berths or seeds to play for in Week 15. Here are the playoff scenarios for this week, as distributed by the NFL: NFC CLINCHED: Los Angeles Rams-NFC West New Orleans Saints-NFC South NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-2) (at Carolina (6-7), Monday night, 8:15 PM [more]

If favored teams win, 9 of 12 playoff teams will be set this week

So far we know three of this year’s 12 playoff teams. If everything goes as expected, that number will triple by the end of the week. The Chiefs have already clinched an AFC playoff berth, and the Rams and Saints have already clinched their divisions. If all of the favored teams win in Week 15, [more]

Report: Cody Parkey gets police escort to practice at Soldier Field

The Bears took the unusual step of having kicker Cody Parkey practice at Soldier Field, instead of at their practice facility. Then they took the unusual step of banning local television stations from airing the footage of that practice, when local news stations sent helicopters to film the practice in the publicly owned building. Taking [more]

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