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New Orleans Saints beat Washington for eighth straight win – video highlights

The New Orleans Saints stretched their winning streak to eight games in week 11 of the NFL, clawing back a 15-point deficit inside the final six minutes of regulation to defeat Washington 34-31. A superb catch from Roger Lewis Junior helped the New Yor…

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Zach Miller of the Chicago Bears has surgery to save leg after injury against Saints

Tight end landed awkwardly after attempting catch on SundaySurgeons attempt to repair damage to artery in 33-year-old’s left legThe Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller has undergone emergency surgery to save his left leg after suffering a severe injury…

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NFL Week Six: Aaron Rodgers hurt as Packers fall to Vikings – video highlights

Aaron Rodgers could miss the remainder of the 2017 NFL season after breaking his collarbone in Green Bay’s loss to Minnesota on Sunday. Elsewhere, Kansas City lost for the first time this year at home to Pittsburgh and the New York Giants registered th…

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The Bears picked Mitch Trubisky and managed to make the Browns look smart

The first round of the 2017 NFL draft showed that many teams are obsessed with finding the next big thing right awayThe future face of the Chicago Bears strutted into a giant tent behind the NFL Draft stage on Thursday night. Mitchell Trubisky, with al…

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Standing Rock protesters unfurl banner over field at Minneapolis NFL game

Demonstrator rappels down banner at US Bank Stadium targeting Dakota Access pipeline during game between Minnesota Vikings and Chicago BearsIn Minneapolis on Sunday protesters unfurled a banner protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, high above the …

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Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam took his own life, autopsy confirms

Former running back died earlier this month in ColoradoInvestigators unable to say whether brain trauma was a factor in deathAn autopsy has confirmed that Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam took his own life.Salaam was found dead on 5 December in a p…

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NFL weekend predictions: Falcons to check Chiefs’ postseason push

The NFC South-leading Falcons should have too much for Kansas City – and expect the 49ers to top the Bears thanks to Colin Kaepernick’s good recent form

Last week I messed up. A copy-and-paste error led to me failing to recognise fully half of the contestants who had correctly called all six games correctly in week 11, and for that I can only apologise. Well, that and belatedly seek to make amends. Congratulations to FatSamurai, Flattery2 and especially to Angchan – to whom this has somehow now happened twice in the same season. Sorry!

Five others matched their achievements in week 12, so please remain on your feet, ladies and gentlemen, as we offer bobajob86, DSizzle2013, FraserAH, onestepforward and Steve Mansfield an equally rapturous round of applause. And then plonk yourself down in your comfiest chair, and get to picking this weeks games.

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How the Chicago Bears became NFL’s most untroubled losers

This season will be the ninth of the last 10 in which the Bears have missed the playoffs. And yet there seems little urgency to correct matters

Say this for the Chicago Bears: they lose with a consistent style seen nowhere else in the NFL. While the Cleveland Browns, the league’s standard bearer for failure, seemingly jump from quarterback to quarterback every week and get a new head coach most every season, the Bears fail with a clear plan in place. Never reactionary or quick to pull the trigger on a franchise-altering move, they simply plod ever forward. A steam ship churning towards a horizon that never has a sunrise. 

In the 24 years since Mike Ditka moved on from Chicago, the Bears have employed just five head coaches. Jay Cutler has been the team’s unquestioned starting quarterback since arriving via trade before the 2009 season – an NFL era so long past that the Browns were still deciding then between Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson. Only Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan have started for the same team longer than Cutler among current QBs. 

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Aaron Rodgers sets Packers record during victory over woeful Bears

  • Green Bay Packers beat Chicago Bears 26-10 in Thursday Night Football
  • Bears lose quarterback Brian Hoyer to broken left arm

Davante Adams woke up Thursday not knowing if he would be cleared to play after spending a few days in the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Related: NFL weekend preview: Cardinals to beat the Seahawks despite Palmer’s struggles

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Dak Prescott continues strong start to lead Cowboys past Bears

Dallas move to 2-1 record with victory over struggling ChicagoRookie quarterback records first passing touchdown of careerDak Prescott led scoring drives on all four Dallas possessions in the first half before throwing his first career touchdown pass, …

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Mike Ditka to Colin Kaepernick: ‘Get the hell out’ if you don’t like America

Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka has leveled blistering criticism at Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem, saying he has “no respect” for the San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose protest has sparked a national discussion over racial injustice, inspired dozens of NFL players to follow suit and landed him on the cover of Time magazine.

“I think it’s a problem, anybody who disrespects this country and the flag,” the longtime NFL coach said in a radio interview on KRLD-FM in Dallas. “If they don’t like the country, if they don’t like our flag, get the hell out. That’s what I think.

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Carson Wentz puts in another strong showing as Eagles beat Bears

Rookie quarterback throws for 190 yards and a touchdownJay Cutler leaves game with thumb injury after another loss for ChicagoCarson Wentz followed an impressive NFL debut with another solid performance, throwing for 190 yards and a touchdown…

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Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and defensive mastermind, dies at 82

  • A defensive guru who won Super Bowl titles with the Jets and Bears
  • He is the father of Bills head coach Rex and assistant coach Rob Ryan

Buddy Ryan, the pugnacious coach who masterminded two fierce defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons are well-known NFL coaches, died Tuesday. He was 82.

His death was confirmed by the Buffalo Bills, who are coached by Rex Ryan. James Solano, Buddy Ryan’s agent, said he died in Kentucky but did not give a cause. Ryan lived on a ranch in Shelbyville.

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Chicago Bears dump longtime running back Matt Forte after eight seasons

  • Bears will not offer contract to two-time Pro Bowl running back
  • General manager declares Forte one of the “all-time great Bears”
  • Now a free agent, Forte can sign with any team starting 9 March

Matt Forte won’t be returning to the Chicago Bears for a ninth season.

The two-time Pro Bowl running back announced on Instagram Friday morning that the team informed him this week it will not offer him a contract for next season. The Bears confirmed it, with general manager Ryan Pace calling him one of the “all-time great Bears.”

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NFL round-up: Carolina Panthers survive furious New York Giants’ rally

  • Giants’ playoff hopes on life support after rally falls short
  • Washington take inside track in NFC East division chase
  • Mariota injured as Titans falls to Tom Brady and Patriots
  • Vikings roar past slumping Bears to keep pace in NFC North

Cam Newton continued to prove he is worthy of being the NFL’s Most Valuable Player as he first led undefeated Carolina to a huge lead over the New York Giants and then took them 49 yards in seven plays to set up game-ending field goal in the Panthers’ 38-35 victory. On a day when the Giants scored four second-half touchdowns to tie the game at 35-35 with 1:46 left, Newton was fantastic.

The Panthers quarterback completed 25 of 45 passes for 340 yards and five touchdowns. He also raced for a team-high 100 yards on the ground including a 10-yard scramble that set up Graham Gano’s winning 43-yard field goal. Carolina is now 14-0 but coach Ron Rivera has expressed an unwillingness to rest all his players to avoid an injury before the playoffs. With games at Atlanta and home against Tampa Bay, the Panthers have a good chance of being the second team ever to finish the regular season 16-0.

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Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Player had been released by 49ers after similar allegationsTaken into custody on Monday Police say Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49e…

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NFL free-agency grades: Seahawks, Packers, Eagles at head of NFC class

Green Bay resisted change, Philadelphia embraced it – and then some! – while the two-time defending conference champions did a little of both

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Related: NFL free-agency grades: New York Jets top the AFC

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Chicago Bears appoint John Fox as their new head coach

Led Denver to Super Bowl last yearParted ways with Broncos earlier this weekThe Chicago Bears have hired John Fox as their new coach. The Bears announced the move on Friday, just four days after Fox and the Denver Broncos parted ways.Fox was widely see…

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Is an early death a fair trade for a pro sports career?

Bears safety Chris Conte said he would cut 15 years off his life for his NFL career. But he shouldn’t have to make the choice

If you missed it, Chris Conte – a safety for the Chicago Bears who has recently suffered two concussions – went on the radio Wednesday to say that just being able to play in the NFL is worth the associated health risks. He elaborated, saying that he would “rather have the experience of playing and, who knows, die 10, 15 years earlier than not be able to play in the NFL and live a long life.”

Obviously, as the NFL is under continuous litigious bombardment over alleged negligence with regards to concussions suffered by its players, the remark got attention. But was it a totally ridiculous thing to say?

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Chicago Bears fan ‘stabbed for praising Green Bay Packers’

Man claims to have been attacked by fellow Bears fansPolice say both sets of fans were drinking Continue reading…