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Bears rule out Jackson, Lynch for game against 49ers

December 23, 2018

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The NFC North champion Chicago Bears have ruled out injured Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson and linebacker Aaron Lynch out for their game at San Francisco on Sunday.

The Bears said Saturday neither player traveled with the team.

Jackson (sprained right ankle) picked off a tipped pass intended for Jimmy Graham at the goal line late in last week’s win over Green Bay, then had to be helped off the field when his leg bent awkwardly as he tried to slide on the return. That play also ended Aaron Rodgers’ NFL-record streak of 402 attempts without an interception. Lynch suffered an elbow injury in that game.

The Bears (10-4) are headed to the playoffs for the first time since in eight years.

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