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    Getty Andy Dalton of the Chicago Bears threw four INTs Week 13 in the team's 33-22 loss to the Cardinals. Andy Dalton didn’t even try to sugar coat it. The veteran quarterback for the Chicago Bears threw four interceptions in the team’s Week 13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals while filling in for injured rookie Justin Fields. It was the fifth time in his career Dalton threw 4+ picks, and after the game, he gave a frank and self-critical assessment of his performance. When asked if his first interception, a high and wide ball over the middle intended for receiver Jakeem Grant was a good throw, Dalton did not mince words. “No. I left it a little high and a little behind him,” the Red Rifle admitted. “The thing that is unfortunate in this league is that tipped balls usually don’t find the ground. They usually find the other team’s hands. We saw that three times today.” ALL the latest Bears news straight to your inbox! Subscribe to the Heavy on Bears newsletter here! Join Heavy on...
    Large sections of seats sat empty as the clock ticked down Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field, with fans fleeing not only the cold, rainy weather but also another miserable Chicago Bears loss. As Bears rookie Justin Fields sat out with broken ribs, veteran Andy Dalton threw four interceptions on the way to a 33-22 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals scored three touchdowns and made a field goal on the drives following the interceptions, including touchdowns after picks on the Bears’ first two drives. The result was the Bears sixth loss in seven games and eighth overall. While the Cardinals welcomed back quarterback Kyler Murray and top wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins from injuries, the 4-8 Bears were missing multiple stars, including Fields, who was not medically cleared to play after being limited in practice all week. Outside linebacker Khalil Mack is out for the season. Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks and wide receiver Allen Robinson missed their third straight games with injuries. Those absences made an upset of the now 10-2 Cardinals an unlikely dream. ...
    After moving past rumors about coach Matt Nagy’s job status, the Chicago Bears had a week of relative peace following their Thanksgiving win against the Detroit Lions. Now the 9-2 Arizona Cardinals come to town to try to disturb that calm. We’ve got Week 13 updates all day from Soldier Field. Get the latest Bears news on your phone, desktop and inbox Be the first to read Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on the Bears each week Halftime: Bears trail Cardinals 21-7 Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score for a 21-7 halftime lead against the Chicago Bears. In his first game since Oct. 28 after recovering from an ankle injury, Murray completed just five of 8 passes for 73 yards and rushed for 19 yards on four carries. But Bears quarterback Andy Dalton was intercepted on the Bears’ first two drives of the game, and the Cardinals capitalized with two touchdowns. On the Bears’ first drive, Cardinals safety Jalen Thompson grabbed Dalton’s high pass...
    After moving past rumors about coach Matt Nagy’s job status, the Chicago Bears had a week of relative peace following their Thanksgiving win against the Detroit Lions. Now the 9-2 Arizona Cardinals come to town to try to disturb that calm. We’ve got Week 13 updates all day from Soldier Field. Get the latest Bears news on your phone, desktop and inbox Be the first to read Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on the Bears each week Week 13 inactives announced Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith is active Sunday against the Cardinals. Smith missed practices Wednesday and Thursday with a hamstring injury but returned in a limited capacity Friday. He worked out at Soldier Field hours before the game to test out his hamstring before the Bears made the decision. Bears rookie offensive tackle Teven Jenkins also is active for his first NFL game after the Bears activated him Saturday. Jenkins missed training camp and the first 11 games after having back surgery. Bears quarterback Justin Fields and wide receiver Allen...
    CHICAGO -- Quarterback Andy Dalton will be making his second straight start Sunday for the Chicago Bears as a result of Justin Fields' broken ribs.The Bears face the Arizona Cardinals at noon Sunday at Soldier Field, and on Friday coach Matt Nagy said Fields' health improved, but not enough to play. Fields is doubtful for the game."Justin is making good progress, just not there medically for the clearance," Nagy said.Nick Foles will be the backup quarterback behind Dalton. Nagy is hopeful Fields can return soon."I think progress is definitely the good word for him," Nagy said. "Being able to get out there in practice and throw the ball around and get used to doing the common stuff that you do, and now the biggest thing for him is just going to being able to understand, probably more than anything, just the pain management of how things feel."We're obviously not going to go out there and hit him while he's running around in practice and see. So it's going to be a constant communication between him, our trainers, myself, just to...
    After moving past rumors about coach Matt Nagy’s job status, the Chicago Bears had a week of relative peace following their Thanksgiving win against the Detroit Lions. Now the 9-2 Arizona Cardinals come to town to try to disturb that calm. The Cardinals had extra time to prepare for the Bears coming off their bye week. They opened the season with seven straight victories before going 2-2 in their last four games, including 2-1 without quarterback Kyler Murray. Murray, who had a left ankle injury, could return Sunday after coach Kliff Kingsbury deemed him a game-day decision. The Bears, however, won’t have starting quarterback Justin Fields, who isn’t medically ready to return from broken ribs. Bears coach Matt Nagy named veteran Andy Dalton the starter for the second straight game. Dalton led the Bears to a 16-14 comeback victory over the Lions on Thanksgiving but will have a tougher test against one of the NFL’s top defenses. “We’ve got to be consistent with what we’re doing,” Dalton said. “To have that last drive (against...
    Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton will start his second straight game in place of Justin Fields on Sunday as the Bears host the Arizona Cardinals at Soldier Field. As Fields recovers from broken ribs, Dalton will try to push the Bears to a second straight win against a much more difficult opponent than the winless Detroit Lions team he beat last week. As kickoff approaches, here’s our snapshot look at the game. Chicago Bears (4-7) vs. Arizona Cardinals (9-2) Kickoff: Noon Sunday at Soldier Field. TV and radio: FOX-32, WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9, WRTO-AM 1200 (Spanish). The line: Cardinals by 7½. Over/under: 43½. Sign up now to get Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts first 1. Player in the spotlight The Cardinals declared quarterback Kyler Murray questionable to play Sunday in what would be his first game since Oct. 28 because of a left ankle injury. Coach Kliff Kingsbury called Murray a game-day decision — one that could drastically affect what the Bears are facing. In eight games before his injury, Murray threw...
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Quarterback Andy Dalton will be making his second straight start Sunday for the Chicago Bears as a result of Justin Fields’ broken ribs. The Bears face the Arizona Cardinals at Soldier Field, and on Friday coach Matt Nagy said Fields’ health improved, but not enough to play. Fields is doubtful for the game. “Justin is making good progress, just not there medically for the clearance,” Nagy said. Nick Foles will be the backup quarterback behind Dalton. Nagy is hopeful Fields can return soon. “I think progress is definitely the good word for him,” Nagy said. “Being able to get out there in practice and throw the ball around and get used to doing the common stuff that you do, and now the biggest thing for him is just going to being able to understand, probably more than anything, just the pain management of how things feel. “We’re obviously not going to go out there and hit him while he’s running around in practice and see. So it’s going to be a constant communication...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Justin Fields will miss his second consecutive game as he recovers from a rib injury, and Andy Dalton will get the start again on Sunday when the Chicago Bears host the NFL-leading Arizona Cardinals. Bears head coach Matt Nagy said Fields is making progress from a rib injury he suffered in a Week 11 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but will not play on Sunday at Soldier Field. READ MORE: Two Shot At CTA Red Line Station At GarfieldDalton will make his second consecutive start, and fourth overall this season, while Nick Foles will serve as the backup. Dalton began the season as the team’s No. 1 quarterback, but gave way to Fields after suffering a knee injury in the Week 2 loss to the Bengals. While Fields returned to the practice field earlier this week, Dalton got the starter’s reps, so it comes as little surprise that Fields will miss at least one more game. READ MORE: Accused Teen Gunman's Parents Charged In Oxford High School ShootingIt’s not yet clear if Fields will be ready to...
    “Fire Nagy!” chants broke out yet again Monday night during the Bulls game at the United Center as Chicago sports fans continue to express their displeasure with Bears coach Matt Nagy at games — regardless of the sport and venue. Bears fans unleashed the chant during the Week 11 loss to the Baltimore Ravens — the Bears’ fifth straight before a Thanksgiving win against the Detroit Lions. Over the last week, it has echoed at Bulls and Blackhawks games and on Monday night included a taunting variation of “Hire Nagy!” directed from Illinois basketball fans to Notre Dame fans after Irish football coach Brian Kelly was reported to be leaving for LSU. It’s likely to continue Sunday at Soldier Field if the Bears can’t keep up with the 9-2 Arizona Cardinals. But at least one Bears player hopes it won’t. “We hate it, honestly,” Bears safety Eddie Jackson said Monday after practice at Halas Hall. “The fans have got to understand that doesn’t help anything. Y’all want us to play better, do better, that’s not helping when...
    After a mini-bye weekend, the Chicago Bears returned to Halas Hall on Monday to review film from their 16-14 win over the Detroit Lions and hold a short practice. As he recovers from broken ribs, rookie quarterback Justin Fields worked to the side with other injured players during the portion of practice open to the media, and coach Matt Nagy said Bears medical staff still is working through whether Fields will be cleared this week. Without Fields playing against the Lions, the Bears couldn’t assess the growth of their most important player. But there were still moments that mattered for the Bears future in the unconvincing win against the 0-10-1 Lions. As the Bears move on from last week’s tumult around Nagy’s job status and focus on Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals at Soldier Field, here are five significant things to take from Thursday’s win. 1. Darnell Mooney topped 120 receiving yards for the second straight game and third time this season. Mooney said after the game he wasn’t happy with his performance against the...
    During a week of confusion and tumult, reports and rumors, the Chicago Bears needed something to lean on. Anything, really. Burdened by their five-game losing streak and then left to sift through the growing uncertainty regarding coach Matt Nagy’s job security, players and coaches had to push to retain their focus and the concentration of those around them. Veteran quarterback Andy Dalton was happy to do his part. On Wednesday night, at Nagy’s behest, Dalton spoke to the team at their hotel as a way of helping to recenter the group. A day later, he threw for 317 yards, drilled a 17-yard second-quarter touchdown pass to tight end Jimmy Graham and led an 18-play, game-winning field-goal drive that allowed the Bears to edge the last-place Detroit Lions 16-14 on the final snap at Ford Field. Dalton’s Thanksgiving eve pep talk? “I just spoke from the heart,” he said. “It’s what it all boils down to. I just felt like there was something in talking about what we needed in this moment.” Added receiver Darnell Mooney on...
    As Cairo Santos sent a 28-yard field goal through the uprights while the seconds wound down Thursday afternoon, he saved the Chicago Bears from a bad week turning into an even bigger embarrassment. The Bears didn’t need to give the Detroit Lions their first win of the season on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Not after Bears rookie Justin Fields injured his ribs and was forced to sit out. Not after a report emerged that Bears ownership told coach Matt Nagy it was going to fire him after the Thanksgiving game. Not after Nagy’s bosses left him to refute the report to the media himself. Santos’ field goal in the final seconds lifted the Bears to a 16-14 victory over the Lions that snapped a five-game losing streak and ended a nightmare of a week. Bears quarterback Andy Dalton, filling in for the injured Fields, completed 24 of 39 passes for 317 yards with a touchdown and an interception to lead the Bears to the victory. The winning drive included a nice play on third-and-5 in...
    10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears went on an 18-play drive that lasted the final 8 minutes, 30 seconds of Thursday’s game at Ford Field to set up Cairo Santos’ walk-off 28-yard field goal to defeat the Detroit Lions 16-14 and end a five-game losing streak. 1. Matt Nagy got a reprieve as the Bears encountered a team that consistently does more head-scratching and unpredictably dumb football stuff than they do. The Bears were able to take advantage — even if it required every second of all 60 minutes — and extend the misery of the Lions, who fell to 0-10-1 and have not won since a Dec. 6, 2020, trip to Soldier Field last season. The Lions are 0-14-1 since that afternoon, which was their first game after firing general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia on Thanksgiving weekend. The Lions opted to reboot their franchise over the holiday a year ago, and while it looked earlier this week like there was a possibility the Bears would begin a similar process, now it appears that plan...
    Who knows what the Thanksgiving traditions are in Matt Nagy’s household? But it’s a good bet that once the Chicago Bears coach returned home from Detroit on Thursday evening, he found his way to the liquor supply and poured himself a drink. Extra stiff. What a freaking week, right? And the tumult may be just getting started. After the Bears suffered a brutal home loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and then followed with three days of commotion centered around the coach’s job security and grip on the locker room, Bears players regrouped just enough Thursday to sneak past the miserable Lions 16-14 at Ford Field. The victory itself was far from impressive. Miles from it actually, merely earning the Bears an “At least you’re not the Lions” medallion. But at the very least, it ended the team’s 45-day stretch without a victory, snapped a five-game losing streak and allowed Nagy some much-needed relief as he headed into a long weekend. “This is about the team,” Nagy said during a 10-minute postgame news conference....
    Who knows what the Thanksgiving traditions in Matt Nagy’s household are? But it’s a good bet that once the Chicago Bears coach returned home from Detroit on Thursday evening, he found his way to the liquor supply and poured himself a drink. Extra stiff. What a freaking week, right? And the tumult may just be getting started. After the Bears suffered a brutal home loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and then followed with three days of commotion centered around the coach’s job security and grip on the locker room, Bears players regrouped just enough Thursday to sneak past the miserable Lions 16-14 at Ford Field. Without question, the victory itself was far from impressive. Miles from it actually, merely earning the Bears an “At least you’re not the Lions” medallion. But at the very least, it ended the team’s 45-day stretch without a victory, snapped a five-game losing streak and allowed Nagy some much-needed relief as he headed into a long weekend. “This is about the team,” Nagy said during a 10-minute postgame news conference. “Those guys are...
    Cole Kmet had to turn off his phone this week. Enough thoughts already were racing through the Chicago Bears tight end’s head as he tried to prepare for Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions on a short week while also sifting through a blizzard of rumors about coach Matt Nagy’s job status. He didn’t need to add questions from his friends and family to the mix, as much as the Chicago-area native might understand the craving for info about a bizarre week in Lake Forest. “I’m not going to lie, it’s tough,” Kmet said of the Bears’ week. “You don’t know what’s true, what’s not. Then you see things that are true because you were there for them, and you wonder how those things get out. “So there’s a lot of confusion in that sense. But at the end of the day, you’ve got to just block it out and go play football.” Bears players focused well enough to eke out a 16-14 victory over the 0-10-1 Lions on Cairo Santos’ 28-yard field goal as...
    Justin Fields is the Chicago Bears franchise quarterback — or at least the hope is he will be once he is named the starter. We’re tracking the first-round pick’s performance in every game of his rookie season. Preseason game No. 1: Bears 20, Dolphins 13 The first big boost to Justin Fields mania didn’t arrive until the third quarter Saturday afternoon at Soldier Field. The Bears rookie quarterback evaded Dolphins linebacker Tyshun Render near the 15-yard line, sprinted to his left and then lowered his shoulder to plow into the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown run. Bears fans who likely had been taking deep, calming breaths and reminding themselves it was only the preseason opener for most of the first half let loose with excitement. Fields’ NFL preseason debut didn’t get off to a pretty start, but the first-round draft pick did enough by the time he left the game to keep the hype train rolling. In about two quarters of work, Fields completed 14 of 20 passes for 142 yards and a...
    DETROIT -- The Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions 16-14 in a Thanksgiving Day matchup in the Motor City Thursday.The Bears are now at a 4-7 record as coach Matt Nagy denies reports about his future.PREVIOUS COVERAGEThe winless Detroit Lions (0-9-1) will kick off the NFL's schedule of games on Thanksgiving as usual and their guests have plenty of problems of their own for a change.The game kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Central Time.The Chicago Bears (3-7) have lost five straight and they might also lose their coach this week.Less than 48 hours before kickoff at Ford Field, embattled Matt Nagy was peppered with questions at a news conference about a report that he has been told he will no longer coach the Bears after the game on Thursday.RELATED: George McCaskey meets with Chicago Bears, reiterates that Matt Nagy won't be fired The Patch.com story about the firing was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Konkol, a former news reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, and it did not indicate a source.Nagy said the report is not accurate."I understand how the...
    The Chicago Bears will try to move past a strange couple of days and focus on topping the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ford Field. We’ve got updates all day for the Week 12 game. Injury updates Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith left the game on the Lions’ first drive of the second quarter, briefly went in the injury tent and then remained on the sideline with his helmet off. The Bears announced he was out with a hamstring injury. Outside linebacker Sam Kamara has been ruled out with a concussion. Lions running back D’Andre Swift also went down in the second quarter with a shoulder injury and is out for the rest of the game. Halftime: Bears 13, Lions 7 Andy Dalton threw for 220 yards and a touchdown and Cairo Santos made two field goals to help the Bears to a 13-7 halftime lead against the Lions at Ford Field. Dalton completed 16 of 26 passes and led a two-play, 69-yard touchdown drive. Dalton completed a 52-yard pass to Darnell Mooney and...
    The Chicago Bears will try to move past a strange couple of days and focus on topping the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ford Field. We’ve got updates all day for the Week 12 game. Injury updates Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith left the game on the Lions’ first drive of the second quarter, briefly went in the injury tent and then remained on the sideline with his helmet off. The Bears announced he was questionable to return with a hamstring injury. Lions running back D’Andre Swift also went down in the second quarter with a shoulder injury and was questionable to return. Week 12 inactives announced Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson will not play in Thursday’s game against the Lions as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury. Robinson was listed as doubtful to play after he didn’t practice all week. The Bears previously announced quarterback Justin Fields (ribs), running back Damien Williams (calf) and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (ankle) would not play because of their injuries. Also inactive for...
    Before the start of the Thanksgiving showdown between the Bears and Lions, Chicago tried pulling a fast one with the refs but they fooled no one.  Just when you think the Chicago Bears fanbase can’t feel any more embarrassed, the team goes ahead and does this. On Thursday, Chicago is in the Motor City taking on the Lions for a Thanksgiving showdown. During the coin toss, Detroit won things and chose to defer. Then, in truly stunning fashion, Chicago’s Christian Jones then tried to defer things once again. Excuse me? Yup, he can’t do that and this incident is now taking Twitter by storm. Lions win the toss and defer. Bears then also try to defer and are told they cannot, so theyll take the ball. Good start. — Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) November 25, 2021 The Bears not knowing how the coin toss works is truly disturbing Is this a new low for the Bears? Probably. To make matters worse for them, Detroit opened the scoring on a Jared Goff touchdown pass. All week, rumors have swirled that head...
    The Chicago Bears will try to move past a strange couple of days and focus on topping the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ford Field. We’ve got updates all day for the Week 12 game. Week 12 inactives announced Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson will not play in Thursday’s game against the Lions as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury. Robinson was listed as doubtful to play after he didn’t practice all week. The Bears previously announced quarterback Justin Fields (ribs), running back Damien Williams (calf) and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (ankle) would not play because of their injuries. Also inactive for the Bears are cornerback Teez Tabor, tight end Jesper Horsted and defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. Bears safety Eddie Jackson will make his return from a hamstring injury after he missed the last two games. For the Lions, wide receiver Trinity Benson, quarterback David Blough, outside linebacker Trey Flowers, and offensive linemen Matt Nelson and Halapoulivaati Vaitai are inactive. Justin Fields update NFL Network reported Thursday that an...
    The Chicago Bears will try to move past a strange couple of days and focus on topping the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ford Field. We’ve got updates all day for the Week 12 game. Week 12 inactives announced Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson will not play in Thursday’s game against the Lions as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury. Robinson was listed as doubtful to play after he didn’t practice all week. The Bears previously announced quarterback Justin Fields (ribs), running back Damien Williams (calf) and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (ankle) would not play because of their injuries. Also inactive for the Bears are cornerback Teez Tabor, tight end Jesper Horsted and defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. Bears safety Eddie Jackson will make his return from a hamstring injury after he missed the last two games. For the Lions, wide receiver Trinity Benson, quarterback David Blough, outside linebacker Trey Flowers, and offensive linemen Matt Nelson and Halapoulivaati Vaitai are inactive. At Halas Hall this week … After the Bears’...
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – NOVEMBER 21: Robert Quinn #94 of the Chicago Bears rushes against Alejandro Villanueva #78 of the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 21, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Ravens defeated the Bears 16-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Matt Nagy’s team has lost five straight games. But the Chicago Bears look to feast on the winless Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day. It’s the second meeting of the season between two franchises that have met at least once every year since 1930. Back in Week 4 at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears held on to defeat the Detroit Lions, 24-14. Rookie quarterback Justin Fields made his second NFL start, throwing for 209 yards and an interception. This time around, Andy Dalton will get the start for Matt Nagy’s team this week as Fields is dealing with injured ribs. It should be noted that the Lions are winless in their last 14 games dating back to Week 14 of 2020. After a 3-2 start this year, the Bears are in the midst of five-game losing streak. 5. Bears...
    Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season begins with three Thanksgiving Day games. The Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Las Vegas Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints are all in action on Thursday with the season in the middle of its stretch run. The AFC and NFC playoff pictures couldn’t be murkier. Last week, with the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans losing, was a reminder there is nothing certain in the league this season. No team is safe from being upset and possibly losing standing when it comes to the playoffs. THANKSGIVING DAY NFL SCHEDULE 2021: WHICH TEAMS ARE PLAYING, KICKOFF TIMES AND MORE There’s a lot on the line this week. Here’s what’s going down. Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) catches a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady in front of New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (24) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken) All times are Eastern. -- Byes: Cardinals, ChiefsThursday, November 26, 202112:30 PM: Bears @ Lions...
    Long story short, here are my NFL picks for Week 12: 49ers 33, Vikings 14: The home-field curse has been lifted, the 49ers are on a heater and the Vikings are as doomed as they were in their 2019 playoff visit. Line: 49ers -3 Bears 30, Lions 28: No table is more gracious on Thanksgiving than the one in Detroit, where guests this season have won with 41, 19, 34, 44, and now 30 points. Line: Lions +3 Cowboys 27, Raiders 23: Dallas is the NFL’s third-best scoring team, and linebacker Micah Parsons is the NFL’s defensive rookie of the year. Line: Raiders +7 1/2 Bills 31, Saints 20: Two years ago, Emmanuel Sanders and Matt Breida helped the 49ers win in New Orleans, and now they’re doing the same for the Bills. Line: Bills -6 1/2 Bengals 27, Steelers 26: You know what hasn’t happened since 2009? The Bengals sweeping the season series from the Steelers. Line: Steelers +4 1/2 Jets 26, Texans 21: Zach Wilson owns the AFC South (2-0). Line: Jets...
    The Chicago Bears will try to move past a strange couple of days and focus on topping the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ford Field. After the Bears’ fifth straight loss Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, their short week to get ready for the Lions was disrupted by a report that the Bears planned to fire coach Matt Nagy after the Thanksgiving game. Bears Chairman George McCaskey told players and coaches that report was not true, according to the Athletic, but it still put a wrinkle in the team’s preparations. Now the Bears will try to put that distraction out of their minds as they get ready to start quarterback Andy Dalton for the first time since Sept. 19. Dalton will start in place of Justin Fields, who is recovering from a ribs injury he suffered during the game against the Ravens. Meanwhile, the 0-9-1 Lions will try for their first win of the season behind quarterback Jared Goff, who recovered from an oblique injury and is expected to start, according to NFL Network. Injury report ...
    DETROIT -- Misery has company in the Motor City.The winless Detroit Lions (0-9-1) will kick off the NFL's schedule of games on Thanksgiving as usual and their guests have plenty of problems of their own for a change.The game kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Central Time.The Chicago Bears (3-7) have lost five straight and they might also lose their coach this week.Less than 48 hours before kickoff at Ford Field, embattled Matt Nagy was peppered with questions at a news conference about a report that he has been told he will no longer coach the Bears after the game on Thursday.RELATED: George McCaskey meets with Chicago Bears, reiterates that Matt Nagy won't be fired The Patch.com story about the firing was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Konkol, a former news reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, and it did not indicate a source.Nagy said the report is not accurate."I understand how the media world goes, I get it," he said. "But at the same point in time, if I get to a point where it distracts me from being the...
    If Matt Nagy was not convincing when he spoke about his future with media Tuesday afternoon, he was less convincing with Chicago Bears players later in the day after the team wrapped up its second walk-through at the Walter Payton Center in Lake Forest. The embattled coach said a Patch.com report that the Bears have told him he will be fired after Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions “is not accurate,” but according to multiple sources, he offered little to make players believe he will be around much longer, leaving at least some players dismayed at the organization’s lack of direction. That was before Nagy canceled all meetings scheduled for the rest of Tuesday afternoon and evening, the sources said, a highly unusual move that prompted one source to wonder if Nagy is resigned to his fate. The Bears did not make Chairman George McCaskey, President Ted Phillips or general manager Ryan Pace available to discuss Nagy’s situation, and the first employee to field questions about the bizarre situation was special teams coordinator Chris Tabor in his...
    DETROIT (AP) — Misery has company in the Motor City. The winless Detroit Lions (0-9-1) will kick off the NFL’s schedule of games on Thanksgiving as usual and their guests have plenty of problems of their own for a change. The Chicago Bears (3-7) have lost five straight and they might also lose their coach this week. Less than 48 hours before kickoff at Ford Field, embattled Matt Nagy was peppered with questions at a news conference about a report that he has been told he will no longer coach the Bears after the game on Thursday. The Patch.com story about the firing was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Konkol, a former news reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, and it did not indicate a source. Nagy said the report is not accurate. “I understand how the media world goes, I get it,” he said. “But at the same point in time, if I get to a point where it distracts me from being the best leader I can be to this team, I’m not going to let that happen”...
    For a short week, the lead-up to the Chicago Bears’ game against the Detroit Lions on Thursday has had a whole lot of drama. An injury to rookie quarterback Justin Fields and the return of veteran Andy Dalton as the starter. A report that coach Matt Nagy had been told he will be fired after the Thanksgiving game and Nagy’s subsequent denial. And — oh, yeah — the Bears trying to move past a five-game losing streak after giving up game-winning drives in the last minute of the last two games. Now the Bears face the Lions, whose own ongoing drama is that they haven’t won a game since Dec. 6, 2020. The opponent? The Bears. As Thursday’s kickoff approaches, here’s our snapshot look at the game. Chicago Bears (3-7) at Detroit Lions (0-9-1) Kickoff: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Ford Field in Detroit. TV and radio: FOX-32, WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9, WRTO-AM 1200 (Spanish). The line: Bears by 3. Over/under: 41½. Sign up now to get Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts first 1. Man in the spotlight...
    Tashaun Gipson’s first four NFL seasons came with the Cleveland Browns, who at the time had the distinction as the most wayward and dysfunctional organization in the league. From 2012-15, Gipson experienced 19 wins and 45 losses, played for three head coaches and endured a shift in owners when Jimmy Haslam bought the Browns from Randy Lerner in the middle of the 2012 season. That franchise seemed to live inside a pocket of turbulence. Drama and tension were constant. Instability felt inevitable. Failure became the expectation. “Those were bad locker rooms I was a part of,” Gipson said Tuesday afternoon. “It was more of the norm to have internal (issues) where guys were just all over the place with emotions.” Now a starting safety for the Chicago Bears, Gipson realizes his early NFL existence kept taking him to the same place: last place. Every season in Cleveland, in fact. In 2014, Gipson lived through the bizarre soap opera in which rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel went missing from the team on the final weekend of the...
    According to popular lore, when the American humorist Mark Twain was asked about rumors that he was gravely ill, he replied, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The quote itself is somewhat exaggerated, but the gist remains the same. Matt Nagy didn’t go quite that far Tuesday afternoon, but he did use the word “inaccurate” to describe a report that the Chicago Bears have informed him they will fire him after Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. The fact the Bears let the Patch.com report by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Konkol sit out in the open all morning meant no one felt compelled to rally to Nagy’s defense, whether the report is true or they don’t want to get into the business of commenting on every report that comes along. It was a weird day at Halas Hall, but that’s the way it goes sometimes when a team is mired in a five-game losing streak that includes blown leads in the final minute of the last two games. Special teams coordinator...
    Justin Fields’ growth process has been interrupted. For now, anyway, the focus is on Fields’ injured ribs. The Chicago Bears rookie left Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens early in the third quarter and did not return. He won’t play in Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit, and a more concrete timeline for his return has yet to emerge. What exactly is the severity of Fields’ injury? It’s difficult to say. In a video a friend posted on Instagram on Sunday evening, Fields said his ribs weren’t broken but just bruised. Coach Matt Nagy wouldn’t confirm that part of the diagnosis when asked about it Monday morning. “I can’t rule out anything,” he said. “All I can say is we’re waiting to get feedback and then that’s what we’ve got to go off of.” On Tuesday, Nagy confirmed that the Bears won’t push Fields back into action this week with a significant injury and such a short turnaround. Fields has never experienced the Sunday-to-Thursday recovery and preparation process, which is incredibly demanding even for players who are...
    Justin Fields’ growth process has been interrupted. For now, anyway, the focus is on Fields’ injured ribs. The Chicago Bears rookie left Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens early in the third quarter and did not return. His availability for Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit is in serious jeopardy. A more concrete timeline for his return has yet to emerge. What exactly is the severity of Fields’ injury? It’s difficult to say. In a video a friend posted on Instagram on Sunday evening, Fields said his ribs weren’t broken but just bruised. Coach Matt Nagy wouldn’t confirm that part of the diagnosis when asked about it Monday morning. “I can’t rule out anything,” he said. “All I can say is we’re waiting to get feedback and then that’s what we’ve got to go off of.” Still, it’s unlikely the Bears will push Fields back into action this week with a significant injury and such a short turnaround. Fields has never experienced the Sunday-to-Thursday recovery and preparation process, which is incredibly demanding even for players who are...
    Lamar Jackson versus Justin Fields turned into Tyler Huntley versus Andy Dalton on Sunday at Soldier Field. The marquee matchup between Jackson, the former league MVP for the Baltimore Ravens, and Fields, the Chicago Bears rookie quarterback, never materialized because Jackson sat out with an illness. By midway through the third quarter, Fields was also out after injuring his ribs on a 6-yard carry. That made for a significantly different game, and Huntley did enough to pull out the 16-13 Ravens victory. He led a 72-yard touchdown drive in the final two minutes, and Ravens running back Devonta Freeman scored on a 3-yard run for the victory. The Bears lost their fifth straight game and for the fourth time coming out of a bye week in four seasons under coach Matt Nagy. Huntley had passes of 21 and 30 yards on the drive, and Bears cornerback Kindle Vildor committed a 21-yard pass interference penalty. Ravens kicker Justin Tucker made field goals from 35, 27 and 46 yards. The latter, which came after the Ravens blocked...
    10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears found a new way to give another game away in the final minute — this time to a former undrafted quarterback making his first NFL start. Tyler Huntley was able to leave Soldier Field as the hero after the Baltimore Ravens claimed a 16-13 victory Sunday afternoon. 1. Flash back to the middle of October 2019: The Bears were in a rut and had just lost at home to the New Orleans Saints. The final score was 36-25, but the game wasn’t nearly that close as the offense scored two touchdowns in garbage time to turn a rout-in-the-making into an 11-point loss. Mitch Trubisky was forced to attempt 54 passes that afternoon, and when all was said and done, Matt Nagy was forced to answer for why the team handed the ball off only five times and the offense had a total of seven rushing attempts when adding in quarterback runs. The seven attempts set a franchise record for fewest carries in a game. I reference this head-scratcher because this was...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse TAMPA, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 24: Marquise Goodwin #84 of the Chicago Bears looks on prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 24, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) Andy Dalton and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine rate among the top Week 12 fantasy football pickups. Trying to manage your fantasy football team in Thanksgiving week is always tricky with three Thursday games, meaning guys who could have been cleared to play on Sunday may not be available on Turkey Day. Add in the fact that the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals are on bye and it makes life very difficult for fantasy owners trying to assemble a winning lineup. As we do every week, let’s break down the top five fantasy football pickups to help you pick up a win in Week 12. All rostered percentages are courtesy of Yahoo Sports.5. Top Week 12 fantasy football pickups – Chicago Bears WR Marquise GoodwinInjuries create opportunities in fantasy football and...
    Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy. (Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports) The NFL hot seat got turned up for several head coaches after Week 11 results had decision-making put under a microscope. As the NFL playoff picture starts to take shape, you can bet NFL head coaches are starting to really feel the pressure. Winning matters more than ever, so losing is as costly can be. Which NFL coaches need to look over their shoulder after Week 11? Hot seats are getting hotter this week.3 coaches on the NFL hot seat after Week 11Matt NagyA good rule of thumb for evaluating a head coach is to give them three years to make the team theirs. By Year 4, you should know what you have, or don’t have. Matt Nagy is in Year 4 with the Bears and it’s undoubtedly clear what he is with the Bears. It’s not good. Chicago has now lost five games in a row. To be fair, it hasn’t been an easy stretch going against the Packers, Buccaneers, 49ers, Steelers and Ravens in that span. Still,...
    Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields will try to build on his season-best performance — and the Baltimore Ravens will be without their starting quarterback Sunday at Soldier Field. Stay here for more Week 11 updates. The Arlington Heights Bears? Here’s what to know about the possible move from Soldier Field. Sign up for alerts on your phone, desktop and inbox to stay current with the latest news Sign up for our sports newsletter, delivered daily each morning Justin Fields injured in the 3rd quarter Bears quarterback Justin Fields went to the locker room with a rib injury early in the third quarter. After Fields was taken down on a 6-yard run to end the Bears’ first drive of the third quarter, he spoke with medical staff on the sideline and then went to the injury tent. After spending a couple of minutes in the tent, he walked on his own to the locker room. Bears backup Andy Dalton went in at quarterback on the next drive. In two plays with...
    Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields will try to build on his season-best performance — and the Baltimore Ravens will be without their starting quarterback Sunday at Soldier Field. Stay here for more Week 11 updates. Follow our writers on Twitter for the latest news: Colleen Kane, Dan Wiederer and Brad Biggs Sign up for alerts on your phone, desktop and inbox to stay current with the latest news Sign up for our sports newsletter, delivered daily each morning Halftime: Ravens 6, Bears 0 The Bears seemingly caught a break when Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was ruled out for Sunday’s game because of an illness. But while the Bears defense held the Ravens and backup quarterback Tyler Huntley to just six first-half points, the Bears offense came out of the bye week flat. Bears quarterback Justin Fields completed 3 of 9 passes for 57 yards, had three carries for 17 yards and lost a fumble as the Bears trailed the Ravens 6-0 at halftime. The Bears offense failed to capitalize twice after...