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NFC North Rundown: Bears fall to Saints, drop out of Super Bowl contention

Photo by Chris Graythen/ The Bears’ loss in New Orleans kicks off what is shaping up to be an extremely interesting offseason in the Windy City. And then there was one. The final remaining NFC North team in the playoffs, the Green Bay Packers will lace up their cleats Saturday after enjoying a first-round bye. But they may have received somewhat of a surprise opponent in the Los Angeles Rams, who upset Seattle despite Jared Goff being pressed immediately into action after thumb surgery. The game sets up several storylines between two former California quarterbacks and...

Chicago Tribune

Anthony Miller losing his cool against C.J. Gardner-Johnson one of several costly mistakes in the Chicago Bears’ playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints

Anthony Miller’s ejection was especially damaging because the Chicago Bears already were playing without wide receiver Darnell Mooney, who was out with an ankle injury.

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Bears vs. Saints: How to watch & open thread

Photo by Quinn Harris/ Chicago is a double-digit underdog in the Big Easy. The second playoff game of the day features the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints. Despite going on a six-game losing streak during the season, the Bears (8-8) snuck into the postseason after winning three of their final four games. The Saints (12-4) were one of the hottest teams in the NFL following Week 3, winning 11 of their last 14 games. Quarterback Drew Brees missed a month of the season with a rib injury, but found his form in the Week 17 win over the Carolina Panthers. The veteran...

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Aaron Donald’s status for next playoff game after suffering rib injury vs. Seahawks

The Los Angeles Rams had a big win in the first round of the playoffs, as they beat the Seattle Seahawks 30-20 and are moving on to play the winner of the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints game. En route to victory, the Rams held their breath when defensive end Aaron Donald held his […] The post Aaron Donald’s status for next playoff game after suffering rib injury vs. Seahawks appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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The Bear’s Den, January 9, 2021

Photo by James Gilbert/ One more day then it’s on like Donkey Kong! THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS Allen Robinson Snubbed in AP’s All-Pro Voting - Sports Illustrated - The All-Pro team was released by the Associated Press’ 50 voters and Allen Robinson was left off both the first and second team while Buffalo’s Cole Beasley made the second team with statistics well behind Robinson’s. Bears Holding Out Hope for Roquan Smith, Darnell Mooney to Play - Sports Illustrated - Injury Report: Both Roquan Smith and Darnell Mooney are questionable for Sunday’s...

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Bears vs Saints Injury Report: Roquan Smith among 4 questionable for Chicago

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Here’s the full injury report for the Bears and the Saints in advance of their wildcard match-up on Sunday. The seventh seeded Chicago Bears can’t afford to head into their match-up with the two seed New Orleans Saints short-handed, and so far they only have one starter listed as out for Sunday in nickelback Buster Skrine. There are several key players listed as questionable however, and if these guys can’t go the Bears will need to scheme around their absences. Starting inside linebacker Roquan Smith, who was just named a 2nd-Team...

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Alvin Kamara is going to gobble up the Bears like it’s a breezy Sunday brunch

New Orleans running back Alvin Kamara could be ready to have a huge game against the Chicago Bears this weekend. The linebacker situation for the Bears is manned by Roquan Smith, who has appeared on Chicago’s injury report this week. On the daily Locked on Saints podcast, Ross Jackson recorded a crossover episode with Lorin […] The post Alvin Kamara is going to gobble up the Bears like it’s a breezy Sunday brunch appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Bears list Roquan Smith, Darnell Mooney and Jaylon Johnson as questionable for Sunday’s playoff game; New Orleans Saints rule out Trey Hendrickson

The Chicago Bears listed inside linebacker Roquan Smith, wide receiver Darnell Mooney and cornerback Jaylon Johnson as questionable to play in Sunday’s playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. Nickel cornerback Buster Skrine will miss his fifth straight game because of a concussion.

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The Bear’s Den, January 7, 2021

Walter Payton Breaking Jim Brown’s Record Not all injury news in Chicago is bad... but a whole lot of it sure is THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS Chicago Bears Shrug Off Heavy Underdog Status - Sports Illustrated - As a seventh-seeded team against the second-seeded New Orleans Saints, the Chicago Bears know they’ll get little respect outside of their own locker room and say they really don’t care. It’s a Rough Time for Chicago Bears to Rely on Inexperience - Sports Illustrated - The loss at a critical time of Jaylon Johnson, Buster Skrine and now possibly...

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Bears Injury Report: Roquan Smith listed as a DNP today

Photo by James Gilbert/ The Bears could be without Roquan Smith in New Orleans on Wild Card Weekend. Before the 2020 season began, the Bears had major questions to answer at inside linebacker depth. Considering both Danny Trevathan and Roquan Smith missed time the year prior, and backup Nick Kwiatkowski signed with the Las Vegas Raiders in the offseason, the Bears were looking at inserting either Josh Woods or Joel Iyiegbuniwe at linebacker if either starter went down in 2020. Fortune favored the Bears during the regular season, and both Trevathan and Smith have been...

Chicago Tribune

Roquan Smith’s potentially serious elbow injury could leave the Chicago Bears exposed against the New Orleans Saints’ Alvin Kamara in Sunday’s playoff game

It’s easy to make a case Roquan Smith has been the Chicago Bears' best defensive player this season, and now it looks as if the team could enter the playoffs without him.

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Postgame Pod: Playoffs??

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via The Bears were beat badly by the Green Bay Packers, but they still made the playoffs? In this episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. talks through the Packer game, the Saints matchup, and more. Well that’s not how this was supposed to go... In this episode of Bear With Me, I walk through the ups and downs of the now-playoff-bound Bears’ game against the Green Bay Packers. Throughout the show I talk about... The Bears’ stop-start offensive day The team’s defensive woes (both insult and injury) A certain special 4th and 1...

Chicago Tribune

3 key moments from the Chicago Bears’ 35-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers, including Roquan Smith’s injury and the failed 4th-and-1

Before the Chicago Bears turn the page to their playoff game against New Orleans, here are three key moments from the loss to the Green Bay Packers — and what they might mean moving forward.

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Bears in trouble vs. Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams due to injuries on defense

The Chicago Bears already had their hands full heading into a Week 17 showdown with Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams and a high-powered Green Bay Packers offense this weekend. The job got a whole lot harder for the Bears as they battle for a playoff spot. Chicago announced rookie cornerback Jaylon Johnson and slot corner Buster […] The post Bears in trouble vs. Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams due to injuries on defense appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Bears vs Packers Injury Report: Johnson and Skrine ruled out for Chicago

Appleton Post-Crescent-USA TODAY NETWORK Here’s the final and full injury report for the Bears and Packers before they face off this Sunday. Huge game this Sunday for both the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, as the Bears are looking for a win to punch their ticket to the postseason, while Green Bay needs a win to ensure the number one seed, and the bye that goes with it, in the NFC. Neither team will be full strength, with the Bears already ruling corner Jaylon Johnson and nickel Buster Skrine both out. They also have five questionable players; safeties Deon...

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Packers rule Bakhtiari & Keke out against Bears, Chicago down two of top three CBs

Budding rookie star Jaylon Johnson is out for the Bears on Sunday, which should open up some room for the Packers’ passing game. This week, the biggest news coming out of Green Bay was the devastating injury to Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari. The Pro Bowl starter and likely All-Pro left tackle is done for the season with a knee injury, and on Friday the Packers formally designated him as out for Sunday’s regular season finale against the Chicago Bears. In the wake of that news, however, Friday’s injury report actually shows some encouraging news outside of...

Revenge of the Birds

Cardinals must seize the opportunity with injuries mounting for the Rams

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Despite their opponents’ major injuries this season, the Cardinals have struggled to capitalize on their advantages The Arizona Cardinals (8-7) are fortunate to be in the position that they are in right now as they still control their playoff destiny despite losing to the CJ Beathard-led 49ers last weekend. If they defeat the Rams (9-6) on Sunday, they will clinch a playoff berth. If they lose, their season is over. If the Bears lose to the Packers but the Cardinals and Rams tie, both NFC West teams will advance to the playoffs. What is...

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One area Chicago Bears have missed Buster Skrine

The Chicago Bears defense has suffered in run defense without Buster Skrine While Buster Skrine has been out with a concussion, the Chicago Bears have been getting an extended look at their second-year player Duke Shelley. Overall, the drop off has not been noticeable, as the Bears have reeled off a few wins in a […] One area Chicago Bears have missed Buster Skrine - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - Chicago Bears News and Fan Community

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Week 16 Packers-Titans Inactives: Corey Linsley back, Jamaal Williams out

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ The Packers are getting healthier on the offensive line, but they’ll be without their number two running back. The Green Bay Packers are getting healthier on the offensive line but will be without a key member of their backfield tonight against the Titans. Center Corey Linsley is back in the lineup for the first time since Week 12. He left the Packers’ win over the Bears with a knee injury and had been on injured reserve until the Packers activated him earlier this week. Elgton Jenkins, who was named to his first Pro Bowl this week, had...

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Week 16 TV coverage map

The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-13) are hosting the Chicago Bears (7-7) in a Week 16 matchup that means a lot to both teams? If the Bears win, they’re one game closer to the playoffs. If the Jaguars lose, they’re on game closer to the No. 1 overall draft pick. Mike Glennon is the starter. James Robinson is out because of an injury. Nick Foles is coming to town. HOO BOY. The yellow is where the game will be shown on your local CBS affiliate and... buddy, they don’t want us watching this game, do they? Kickoff will be at 1:00pm EST and the game will be broadcast on CBS...

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Bears vs Jaguars Roster and Injury Updates

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports There were several changes announced by the Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday. On the injury front the Bears announced that tight end Demetrius Harris has been downgraded to out. He’ll now join corners Jaylon Johnson and Buster Skrine on the inactive list for tomorrow’s game. Check out the full injury report here. The Bears have also activated defensive back Xavier Crawford for the game from the practice squad. Crawford was activated last week as well and he had a tackle in 10 special teams snaps. The Jaguars...

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Chicago Bears: Shoulder injury to Jaylon Johnson should be concerning

Jaylon Johnson will once again not suit up for the Chicago Bears on Sunday The Chicago Bears will be playing in a must-win game without Jaylon Johnson tomorrow. The Bears face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars are in a must-lose game if they want to stay on pace for Trevor Lawrence. The problem […] Chicago Bears: Shoulder injury to Jaylon Johnson should be concerning - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - Chicago Bears News and Fan Community

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Chicago Bears: Predicting the offensive line for 2021

The Chicago Bears need to change their offensive line next season At the beginning of the season, the Chicago Bears‘ offensive line looked much improved. The first three weeks, they were running all over opposing defenses and giving Mitchell Trubisky/Nick Foles plenty of time to throw the ball. After an injury to James Daniels, Bears’ […] Chicago Bears: Predicting the offensive line for 2021 - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - Chicago Bears News and Fan Community

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Bears vs Jaguars Injury Report: Jaylon Johnson and Buster Skrine out

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Here’s the full injury report for the Bears and Jags in advance of their game on Sunday. The Chicago Bears have already ruled out two-fifth if its starting secondary with cornerback Jaylon Johnson and nickelback Buster Skrine set to miss Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tight end Demetrius Harris (foot) is the lone Chicago player listed as doubtful, while there are eight Bears listed as questionable. The questionable Bears are safety Deon Bush (foot), defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (ankle), running back/receiver/kick returner...

Revenge of the Birds

Bird Droppings: Kyler Murray talks Pro Bowl, Arizona Cardinals dealing with some injuries, and more

Photo by Norm Hall/ Happy Wednesday one and all. The Arizona Cardinals are getting closer to their matchup with division rivals and last years NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers. A lot has changed in a year, and we have all of that news and more to get your day started. Let’s get to it. NFC Playoff Picture: Week 16Cardinals can clinch postseason berth with win and Bears loss to Jaguars You've Got Mail: 49ers Week, Part IITopics include playoff scenarios, Gardeck's snaps, and Reddick's future Cardinals Hoping For Positive Ending To Dennis Gardeck’s ‘Remarkable...

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Kindle Vildor earns respect in Chicago Bears debut

The Chicago Bears rookie made a big tackle and got praised for it Kindle Vildor was thrown into action last week with an injury to Jaylon Johnson. With Buster Skrine still out with a concussion and Johnson missing a start against the Minnesota Vikings, it was clear that Vildor was going to get his first […] Kindle Vildor earns respect in Chicago Bears debut - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - Chicago Bears News and Fan Community

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Cody Whitehair playing best football at LG for Chicago Bears

Cody Whitehair may have found his new home on the Chicago Bears line Over the course of the 2020 season, Cody Whitehair was playing some of the worst football of his career. There were questionable players beside him, and he was dealing with a calf injury himself. Still, in his five-year career, he was not […] Cody Whitehair playing best football at LG for Chicago Bears - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - Chicago Bears News and Fan Community

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Podcast: Vikings defense run over in latest December loss

The Vikings defense is decimated by injuries and looked the part during Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Bears. The latest December home loss to Chicago and Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky nearly shuts the door on the Vikings' playoff hopes.

Rob Gronkowski Officially Ruled Out For Week 7 vs. Bears

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is officially ruled out for his team's Week 7 matchup with the Chicago Bears. NESN.com's Doug Kyed and Zack Cox discuss the impact of the injury from Soldier Field. For more: http://nesn.com/?p=887513

Khalil Mack (Ankle) Will Be Hobbled In Week 7 vs. The Patriots

Chicago Bears star outside linebacker Khalil Mack will be fighting through an ankle injury in his team's Week 7 matchup with the New England Patriots at Soldier Field. NESN.com's Doug Kyed & Zack Cox discuss the impact of the injury. For more: http://nesn