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Chicago Bears put star DT Akiem Hicks on injured reserve

Oct. 15, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have put Pro Bowl defensive tackle Akiem Hicks on injured reserve, the latest blow on the injury front for a team trying to keep up in the NFC North. Hicks suffered an elbow injury Oct. 6 against the Oakland Raiders. Coach Matt Nagy had suggested Hicks might...

Bears place Kyle Long on IR, Akiem Hicks' status uncertain

Oct. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears returned to work Monday after their bye week elated to have several missing pieces back but without key players from their front line on both sides of the ball. Right guard Kyle Long went on season-ending injured reserve because of a hip injury, and coach Matt...

Marcus Mariota vs. Von Miller: something has to give Sunday

Oct. 10, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Marcus Mariota could be Von Miller's elixir. The Broncos star linebacker is off to the slowest start of his nine-year career with just two sacks in Denver's 1-4 start under coach Vic Fangio. Tennessee's quarterback has been sacked 22 times, second-most in the NFL and by far the largest number...

With big expectations, Bears staggering at bye

Oct. 10, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears came into the season with soaring expectations. They hit their bye staggering and vowing to get things right. A 24-21 loss to the Oakland Raiders left the defending NFC North champions with a 3-2 record heading into their week off and one big question hanging over them. And...

World traveler Raiders are in contention at the bye

Oct. 10, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

After starting a 48-day stretch without a true home game with another lopsided loss in Minnesota, the Oakland Raiders looked destined for yet another losing season. Coach Jon Gruden's team responded well instead of spiraling out of control and put together the best back-to-back games since he returned to the...

Cousins, Vikings bounce back with revived passing attack

Oct. 7, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Everson Griffen was asked what felt the best about the stress-reducing victory by the Minnesota Vikings over the New York Giants, and the 10th-year defensive end was as quick with an answer as he often is into the backfield on a pass rush. "I'm proud of Kirk Cousins," Griffen said....

Bears offense can't step up when defense struggles

Oct. 7, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It was only a matter of time for the vaunted Chicago defense to have a rough week. The problem for the Bears right now is that when the Monsters of the Midway aren't dominating as usual, the offense isn't nearly good enough to make up for it and lead the team to a win. With a combination of a...

Cousins, Thielen lead Vikings in dominant win over Giants

Oct. 6, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — So much for the Minnesota Vikings being one dimensional. The passing game is back in synch with the run. Add in the defense, and the reality is the Vikings have it all. Kirk Cousins threw two touchdowns to Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook ran for 132 yards and the Vikings made life...

The Latest: RB Aaron Jones having career day for Packers

Oct. 6, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL Week 5 (all times EDT) 6:55 p.m. Green Bay running back Aaron Jones keeps building on a career day at the Dallas Cowboys. Jones has four touchdowns rushing, already two more than his career high with time remaining in the third quarter, to help the Packers build a 31-3 lead. The third-year back...

Big 3rd quarter not enough for Bears vs. Raiders

Oct. 6, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The problem for the Chicago Bears was more about their play in the trenches than when they arrived in London. A Bears team known for its dominant defensive front was overwhelmed by the Oakland Raiders rushing game and Chicago was unable to generate anything on the ground at all. That added up...