The Carolina Panthers have a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs and they have an extra week to prepare for whatever team may end up facing them in Bank of America Stadium. Cam Newton recently said that they don’t care who their opponent is, but the key to winning is forgetting about egos and focusing on their opponent.
The New Orleans Saints have a revamped defense and an offense that appears to have even more weapons than that of their Super Bowl winning team. For some reason though, the Saints just can’t get things going on the road, but they will have to change that for a wild card visit to Philadelphia.
Even if a game doesn’t matter much in the standings, the Philadelphia Eagles don’t take nights off.
When your team loses a game 54-11, no one escapes blame, and Bears coach Marc Trestman summed up his team’s embarrassing loss to the Eagles in seven simple words: “We played terrible in all three phases.”
For the second year in a row, the Bears will enter Week 17 with a chance to clinch a playoff berth.
The Bears’ 54-11 loss to the Eagles Sunday night was nothing short of an epic meltdown on national television. And the performance was especially disturbing given what was at stake.
Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes, LeSean McCoy ran for two scores and the Philadelphia Eagles routed the Chicago Bears 54-11 on Sunday night in a matchup of first-place teams with opposite stakes.
The Bears got the help they needed Sunday afternoon and are now in position to win the NFC North with a win over the Eagles tonight.
The status of injured Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs will remain uncertain until just before game time Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Most coaches enter games with some idea of how many points their team might need to score to win, based on multiple factors including how equipped their defense is to stop the other guys.
Fifteen weeks in the books, yet only four playoff tickets – Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, and Indianapolis – have been punched. With two weeks remaining, 19 teams are left in contention for a Super Bowl run.
Bears fans have come to know their first-year coach is one who is willing to take risks.
Our experts make their picks for Sunday’s Bears game in Philadelphia.
Lance Briggs has not been medically cleared yet, but that is expected to happen before Sunday.
Depending on what happens late Sunday afternoon in Detroit and Green Bay, Bears head coach Marc Trestman may elect to rest some key starters against the Eagles on Sunday night.
Once the Eagles shift into high gear and run their up-tempo, no huddle offense, they put a defense on its heels, both from a fatigue and assignment standpoint.
You don’t have to dig too deep into the matchup to understand why LeSean McCoy can’t wait until Sunday night.
The month of December pumped new life into several teams including the Bears, setting up important games in the final two weeks of the regular season.
With only three playoff tickets punched, 25 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.
As the season heads down the home stretch, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos appear to be on a collision course to play in the Super Bowl Feb. 2 at (snow-covered) MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.