11:21 PM EST, Mon December 22, 2014
Bulls Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports 8 hours ago

Concussion ends Jimmy Clausen's season; Jay Cutler to start finale

A day after making his first 2014 start, Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen was ruled out for Sunday's season finale after being diagnosed with a concussion, returning Jay Cutler to the starting lineup.
Michael C. Wright / Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago 6 hours ago

Going back to Jay Cutler a bad move

Marc Trestman benched starting quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen for Sunday's 20-14 loss to the Detroit Lions. Then mysterious circumstances -- the team's announcement that Clausen was ruled out after suffering a concussion Sunday in which delayed symptoms surfaced Monday -- called...
Windy City Gridiron 8 hours ago

Jimmy Clausen ruled out with a concussion, Jay Cutler will start week 17

The Chicago Bears are making another change at the quarterback position. Yesterday Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen took a shot to his head late in the game, he gave no indication of a possible concussion at the time, but delayed symptoms caused the Bears to have him checked out. Here's some...
Times-Picayune 6 hours ago
NFL suspends Lions' Dominic Raiola one game for stomping on Bears' Ego Ferguson

NFL suspends Lions' Dominic Raiola one game for stomping on Bears' Ego Ferguson

Raiola has started the past 99 games in a row, and has never been suspended
St. Paul Pioneer Press 4 hours ago
Vikings: Chad Greenway heads home for father's funeral

Vikings: Chad Greenway heads home for father's funeral

Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway returned to South Dakota to bury his father, who died over the weekend following a long battle against leukemia.
Windy City Gridiron 4 hours ago

Willie Young expected to miss 6-9 months with torn Achilles

With Willie Young joining Lamarr Houston on the sidelines, the Chicago Bears have now lost two-thirds of their off season haul at defensive end to season ending injuries. The Chicago Bears revealed some expected bad news earlier today when head coach Marc Trestman confirmed that defensive end Willie Young did tear his Achilles tendon yesterday against the Detroit Lions. Young has been the most productive defensive lineman on the team, compiling 10 sacks, 40 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hits, a forced fumble and a 2 passes defended. Trestman on Willie Young tearing Achilles:...
Detroit Lions — Nate Burleson speaks to Dominic Raiola

Detroit Lions — Nate Burleson speaks to Dominic Raiola

Today on the NFL Network’s “The Aftermath” former Lions wide receiver and current network analyst Nate Burleson shared his thoughts on Dominic Raiola and Sunday’s incident in the win at the Chicago Bears. Burleson said : “I talked to him on the phone a couple of hours ago and initially he was telling me that it wasn’t intentional as it seems. He said he reached out to him after the game, he apologized and as I was speaking to him he was choked up. He was close to tears. He said this is the one game that I get to go to Green Bay and do something I’ve never done in my career in...
CBS Sports Dec 21, 2014
Video: Lions at Bears recap

Watch: Lions at Bears recap

Adam Aizer, Jamey Eisenberg, Pete Prisco and Dave Richard recap the action of the Lions and the Bears.
Acme Packing Company 5 hours ago
Around the NFC North, Week 17: Bridgewater's strong performance, Stafford on red zone mistakes, Gould backing Cutler

Around the NFC North, Week 17: Bridgewater's strong performance, Stafford on red zone mistakes, Gould backing Cutler

Teddy Bridgewater's strong performance in his home state Sunday is one of the latest stories around the NFC North division. The last week of the NFL season is sadly upon us, as one of the final games of year will feature an NFC North title showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. Both the Packers and Lions have already clinched playoff spots, but the winner of Sunday's matchup is guaranteed a first-round bye. Green Bay can also clinch home-field advantage through the postseason with a win and a Seattle loss or tie. Minnesota and Chicago will both end their seasons next...
The Phinsider 12 hours ago

NFL Draft order 2015: Where are the Dolphins picking now?

The Miami Dolphins were eliminated from playoff contention yesterday, which means it's time to start thinking about the 2015 NFL Draft. The Miami Dolphins are currently 8-7 with a game remaining in the 2014 NFL season. Unfortunately for Miami, their playoff life was ended, not by their own doing on Sunday, where beating the Minnesota Vikings was not enough to overcome a Kansas City Chiefs loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Miami can end the season with a wining record for the first time since 2008 if they can beat the New York Jets next weekend. The 2015 NFL Draft, which will move from New...

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Tampa Bay Times 4 hours ago

Smith says Bucs offensive line did not match up well against Packers

TAMPA — A day after his offensive line gave up a season-high seven sacks in a 20-3 loss to the Packers, Bucs coach Lovie Smith explained the struggles as a strength of the Packers lining up with an area that hasn't been a strength for Tampa Bay.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 5 hours ago

Access Vikings: Defense lays an egg against Miami

The defense was coming off a strong performance in a 16-14 loss at Detroit on Dec. 14, but took a nasty turn, giving up 496 yards in total offense in a 37-35 loss to Miami.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 5 hours ago

CBS Sports: Bears at Vikings preview

Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 17 matchup between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 5 hours ago

Zimmer vows to get Vikings defense in shape

Mike Zimmer still hadn’t cooled down much a day after the Vikings gave up 496 yards in total offense in a 37-35 loss to Miami.
Brandon Marshall: Detroit Lions' Dominic Raiola is a dirty player, worse human, should be banned for life

Brandon Marshall: Detroit Lions' Dominic Raiola is a dirty player, worse human, should be banned for life

The receiver is known to shoot from the hip, but he went nuclear even by his standards while appearing on ESPN Radio on Monday afternoon.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 7 hours ago
Mike Zimmer on Vikings' 'D': 'one of the worst performances I've seen in a long time'

Mike Zimmer on Vikings' 'D': 'one of the worst performances I've seen in a long time'

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer continued savaging his defense Monday, a day after Minnesota's come-from-ahead loss in Miami, vowing to rehabilitate a unit that played its worst game of the season.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 7 hours ago

Dreadful defense still irks Vikings coach

Mike Zimmer still hadn’t cooled down much a day after the Vikings gave up 496 yards in total offense in a 37-35 loss to Miami. The Vikings coach called the team’s defense “the worst we’ve played all year … maybe one of the worst I’ve ever seen” during his Monday press briefing at Winter Park. The defense was coming off a strong performance in a 16-14 loss at Detroit on Dec. 14, but took a nasty turn. “I know who they are,” Zimmer said of his defense, which gave up three fourth-quarter touchdowns, “but I didn’t know who they were on Sunday.” “There were times when...
Chicago Bears QB Jimmy Clausen suffers season-ending concussion against Detroit Lions

Chicago Bears QB Jimmy Clausen suffers season-ending concussion against Detroit Lions

Clausen took a massive shot to the head in the closing minutes of the game, but his concussion symptoms didn't manifest until after the contest.

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