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Packers score key TD on fumble after Bears’ defensive lapse

Packers score key TD on fumble after Bears’ defensive lapse

With his head down and without saying a word, Bears linebacker Lance Briggs trudged out of the Soldier Field locker room Sunday after the Bears’ 33-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers, dragging a rolling suitcase that carried who knows what — probably the …
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  • Decision on Cutler will determine course of Bears’ future

    Decision on Cutler will determine course of Bears’ future

    suntimes.com ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    TELANDER: It’s all over now but the mop-up. Maybe shovel-up is more like it. And the biggest load sitting there, as the tents are packed up and the elephants are sent down the rails, is free agent-to-be Jay Cutler. What do you do about him?
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  • MORRISSEY: Bears blitz at wrong time, opening door for game-win…

    MORRISSEY: Bears blitz at wrong time, opening door for game-winner

    suntimes.com Dec 29, 2013
    It ended the way it probably should have, with a puzzling defensive decision by the Bears in the final minute of the game, the resultant defensive breakdown and the obligatory Green Bay Packers touchdown. It ended with a blitz that fizzled and a 48-yard…
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  • Trestman kept word, featured Matt Forte

    Trestman kept word, featured Matt Forte

    Coach Marc Trestman was hired for his ability to cultivate quarterbacking talent, but he made it clear early on that Matt Forte would be the key to the Bears’ offensive success in 2013. He was thrilled to inherit Forte, who had proved to be a capable ev…
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  • Brandon Marshall looking to put loss behind quickly

    Brandon Marshall looking to put loss behind quickly

    suntimes.com Dec 29, 2013
    Receiver Brandon Marshall fell to the ground as the Green Bay Packers intercepted the Bears’ Hail Mary pass at the gun Sunday. ‘‘I knew that wasn’t a good look,’’ he said. Marshall thought about LeBron James, who left the court after a playoff loss to t…
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  • Hester, Peppers unsure of futures

    Hester, Peppers unsure of futures

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    CHICAGO -- Three-time Pro Bowl return man Devin Hester wants clarity on his future with the Chicago Bears. Hester, who is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after earning $2,107,523 in the final year of his contract, hopes to hear in the near fu…
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  • Don Banks: Packers show good things come to those who wait; mor…

    Don Banks: Packers show good things come to those who wait; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a fantastic finish of a Week 17 in the NFL. ...
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  • One play didn't lose game, but it hurt

    One play didn't lose game, but it hurt

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman struggled to explain Sunday how Green Bay's Jarrett Boykin scooped up a loose ball and scored while everybody else on the field stood and watched. The play was perhaps the most unusual turn of events in a 33-…
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  • Rapid Reaction: Chicago Bears

    Rapid Reaction: Chicago Bears

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    CHICAGO -- Here are a few quick thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 33-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. What it means: The Bears missed out on the NFC North title and a playoff berth with the heartbreaking loss to the Packers. So their seas…
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  • Green Bay Packers score flukish TD when when referees don’t blo…

    Green Bay Packers score flukish TD when when referees don’t blow fumble dead

    yahoo.com Dec 29, 2013
    Credit Aaron Rodgers for being heads up. Tip of the hat to the referees for not blowing the whistle. The Green Bay Packers faced a first and 10 from the Chicago Bears' 17-yard line, and Rodgers was pressured by Julius Peppers, who appeared to alter Rodg…
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  • Aaron Rodgers gifted superstar call when McClellin hits him sli…

    Aaron Rodgers gifted superstar call when McClellin hits him slightly late

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had nowhere to run or hide on third and 5 from the Chicago Bears' 28-yard line when he ducked and took a sack from linebacker Lance Briggs. A split second later, Shea McClellin came storming in and hit Rodgers…
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  • Earl Bennett out for Chicago Bears

    Earl Bennett out for Chicago Bears

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman called the likelihood of Earl Bennett's availability “questionable at best” on Friday, and the scenario played out Sunday as the team listed the receiver among its inactives for the matchup against the Green …
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  • Weekend wrap: Respecting run and pass

    Weekend wrap: Respecting run and pass

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2013
    CHICAGO -- Emptying out the notebook from the week that was with the Green Bay Packers before Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field: Pick your poison: In the seven games that quarterback Aaron Rodgers started and finished this season,…
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  • Video - Packers Take NFC North Crown In Thriller 00:55

    Packers Take NFC North Crown In Thriller

    Dec 29
    Aaron Rodgers and the Packers rallied late in the fourth quarter to stun the Bears 33-28 and capture the division title.
  • Video - Sunday Double Check: Packers Win The North 02:18

    Sunday Double Check: Packers Win The North

    Dec 29
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down two key plays that helped the Packers defeat the Bears and win the NFC North.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Packers-Bears Recap 04:05

    Sunday Blitz: Packers-Bears Recap

    Dec 29
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Packers' Week 17 win over the Bears.
  • Video - Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte 5-yard TD run 00:45

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte 5-yard TD run

    Dec 29
    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte gives his team the lead against the Green Bay Packers with his second touchdown of the game on a run from five yards out.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: 49ers overcome adversity, enter postseason with hardened reso…

    Dec 29
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jim Harbaugh was almost giddy after the 49ers beat the Cardinals 23-20 on a 40-yard field goal as time expired Sunday in University of Phoenix Stadium. He kept smiling and chuckling in the locker room, breaking the routine only to sli…
  • Don Banks: Packers show good things come to those who wait; more Snaps

    Dec 29
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a fantastic finish of a Week 17 in the NFL. ...
  • Mike Nolan, Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator, agrees to extension

    Dec 29
    The Atlanta Falcons and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan have agreed to a contract extension, a source confirmed to ESPN's John Clayton.
  • 2013 NFL playoffs -- Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals are the teams t…

    Dec 29
    AFC playoff Q&A: The Broncos and Bengals are running in high gear, but be prepared for surprises.