CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears switched quarterbacks early in the season and changed who calls plays last week, all in an effort to spark the one of the NFL's worst offenses.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants placed running back Saquon Barkley on injured reserve Tuesday, a day after confirming the 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year tore his right ACL....
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears are 2-0 for the first time since the 2013 team won the first three games. They're just not making it easy on themselves.
CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Jones committed two more turnovers. The offensive line had another uneven day, and the defense took a while to find its stride.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed veteran safety Tashaun Gipson to a one-year contract Friday.
Gipson has intercepted 23 passes and returned three for touchdowns over eight...
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a four-year contract extension with Eddie Jackson on Saturday, a day after his agency announced a $58.4 million deal that made him the NFL's...
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears made Eddie Jackson the NFL's highest-paid safety on Friday, agreeing to a $58.4 million contract extension, his agency announced.
DETROIT (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky started and closed strong to overcome some shaky decisions and plays in between to keep the Chicago Bears in the NFC playoff picture.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears thought their kicking problems had finally ended when Eddy Pineiro made a 53-yard field goal to beat Denver last week.
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New faces: Defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, CB Buster Skrine, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, K Eddy Pineiro, RB David Montgomery, RB Mike Davis, WR...
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have removed safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from the physically unable to perform list and he is expected to begin practicing Tuesday.
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Linebacker Roquan Smith, safety Eddie Jackson and other Chicago Bears defensive players felt ready to begin hitting last week when organized team activities ended.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Chicago Bears safety and Pro Bowl newcomer Eddie Jackson posed the same question to several veterans this week: What's the tempo of practices and the game?
"They told me, 'If you go out there and pull a hamstring, you're going too hard,'" Jackson said.
It wasn't exactly the definitive answer Jackson was looking for, but it gave him some insight into what to expect and how to perform in the league's annual all-star event Sunday.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend as defensive backs coach.
Townsend played on two Super Bowl championship teams with Pittsburgh and has spent eight years on NFL and college staffs. He was the New York Giants' assistant defensive backs coach this season.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears rode a dominant defense to the NFC North championship in a breakout season. They hope to keep it going with a new coordinator.
The Bears hired former Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano to replace Vic Fangio on Friday, hoping he can help them build on what they accomplished this season.
CHICAGO (AP) — Bears tight end Trey Burton is inactive for Chicago's playoff game against Philadelphia after he was a late add to the team's injury report.
The NFC North champion Bears announced Burton's groin injury Saturday night, and they listed him as questionable.
The 27-year-old Burton spent his first three NFL seasons with the Eagles. He signed a $32 million, four-year contract with Chicago in March.
Burton set career highs with 54 receptions for 569 yards and six touchdowns this season.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears will wait until right before game time for Sunday's playoff matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles to make a determination on the availability of safety Eddie Jackson.
Jackson was officially listed as questionable Friday on the final injury report after he went through a second straight limited practice. He hasn't had a full practice since before the Dec. 16 game against Green Bay when he suffered a right ankle injury.
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.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North and helped knock Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers out of playoff contention.
They could not have asked for a sweeter scenario.
Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Rodgers' NFL-record streak without an interception and Chicago clinched the division with a 24-17 victory over the Packers on Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers' NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
The Bears (10-4) secured their first playoff appearance since the 2010 team won the division, and clinching with a rare victory over their heated rivals made it all the more sweet.
Miami's Frank Gore hurt his left ankle on the second-to-last play of the first quarter and didn't return to the Dolphins' loss at Minnesota on Sunday.
Gore, the NFL's active rushing leader, had five carries for 14 yards in Miami's 41-17 loss.
Backup defensive tackle Ziggy Hood (hamstring) limped off the field at the end of the third quarter.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have beaten the New England Patriots for the first time since 2011.
The Steelers' 17-10 win at Heinz Field kept the Steelers (8-5-1) ahead of the Ravens (8-6) in the NFC North. A loss would have put them on the outside of the playoff picture with two weeks remaining.
The Patriots were denied their 10th consecutive AFC East title.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions were the team with the healthy starting quarterback, but in the end, Matthew Stafford came up short.
CHICAGO (AP) — No doubt about it now, the Bears really are serious about winning the NFC North.
Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown and Chicago tightened its grip on the division with a 25-20 victory over the second-place Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.
Mack and Jackson led a dominant effort by the defense. And Chicago (7-3) took a big step toward its first division championship since 2010.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Linebacker Khalil Mack broke into a wide grin when it was pointed out the Chicago Bears defense didn't need him for a second straight week.
"Ha, I might be looking for another job here soon," Mack told The Associated Press.
Sidelined by a right ankle injury, Mack had plenty of reason to joke.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks has been fined $33,425 by the NFL for bumping an official in last Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.
Hicks was not suspended although he was ejected from the Bucs game.
Hicks pushed down judge Mike Carr while he was attempting to separate Hicks and Buccaneers guard Ali Marpet after Eddie Jackson intercepted a pass.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks had just sacked Carolina's Cam Newton.
Then he paid tribute to an injured teammate.
Hicks waved his arms as if he were casting a fishing rod, just as outside linebacker Willie Young does when he's the one taking down the quarterback.
Bears defenders have reeled in plenty of big plays the past two weeks, enough to carry Chicago to back-to-back wins.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears managed to string back-to-back victories for the first time since 2015 and matched last season's win total.
Coach John Fox wasn't sure what to make of that.
"I don't know if that's really a benchmark for us, to be honest," he said.
Considering the Bears went 3-13 a year ago, matching last year's win total isn't exactly a huge accomplishment. Even so, they'll take the victories that are starting to come their way.
CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie safety Eddie Jackson turned a painful anniversary into a record-setting afternoon.
He scooped up a loose ball and corralled a tipped pass. And with two long touchdown returns, he made NFL history.
Jackson became the first player to score multiple defensive TDs of 75 yards or more in a game, leading the Chicago Bears to a 17-3 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. He's also the only rookie in NFL history with two 75-yard defensive touchdowns in a season.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Safety Quintin Demps often resembles a player-coach for the Chicago Bears in practice while answering questions from young defensive backs.
A defensive secondary badly in need of a facelift received one during the offseason, and Demps is part of the answer to how more turnovers can be generated.
"I give my share of wisdom here and there for sure," Demps said. "I've been around a little bit, so I know a little bit about the game.
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — First-round draft pick Mitchell Trubisky naturally commands attention in Bears training camp.
Yet, Trubisky is only one of several rookies to make positive impressions on coaches heading into their first preseason action against the Denver Broncos.
On almost a daily basis, tight end Adam Shaheen, running back Tarik Cohen and safety Eddie Jackson have come up with big plays. Now it's on to prove they can do it before a big crowd at Soldier Field on Thursday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama defensive back Tony Brown has been ejected for targeting.
Brown was flagged for a block during a punt return for the top-ranked Crimson Tide late in the first quarter against No. 16 Auburn. Because it was called in the first half, he'll be able to play in the Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 13 Florida next week.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — There's not always a right-or-wrong answer to the question of whether they should stay or go, even with hindsight.
Just ask Alabama senior safety Eddie Jackson, the Crimson Tide's All-American safety who elected to bypass the NFL draft following last season and return for his senior year — only to have that season cut short by a broken left leg last week.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama safety Eddie Jackson had surgery to repair a fractured left leg.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Tuesday that the operation "went really, really well." Saban says Jackson shouldn't have any problems in the future and had overcome a similar but unrelated injury early in his career with No. 1 Alabama.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says star safety Eddie Jackson is out for the season with a fractured leg.
Jackson didn't return to the top-ranked Crimson Tide's 33-14 win Saturday over No. 6 Texas A&M following a fourth-quarter punt return.
Fans chanted "Eddie" as Jackson was taken into the locker room on a cart moments after the Tide scored its final touchdown.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick is normally the kind of disciplined defensive back Alabama coach Nick Saban likes.
But the top-ranked Crimson Tide's sophomore cornerback momentarily put that relationship to the test when he decided to run out an interception from the back of the end zone against Arkansas.
"The first thing I thought was, 'Oh no,'" Saban said. "And then after he got to about the 10-yard line, I said, 'He may go all the way.' So it worked well."
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — SEC West rivals Alabama and LSU each had 13 players make the coaches preseason all-conference teams.
The Crimson Tide had three players picked as first-teamers on each side of the ball Thursday, including wide receiver Calvin Ridley, left tackle Cam Robinson, tight end O.J. Howard, defensive end Jonathan Allen, safety Eddie Jackson and linebacker Reuben Foster. Punter JK Scott is also a first-teamer.