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COVID-19 sacks Mike Ditka’s Gold Coast eatery

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has contributed to the closing of Mike Ditka's restaurant on Chicago's Gold Coast. Ditka's Restaurant Group announced Monday that it will permanently close the downtown location because of the ongoing economic impact of the outbreak and the impending end of its lease. "We have made the extremely difficult decision to close our Chicago restaurant due to the economic impact of COVID-19 and the short term left on our lease,"…

Bears escape 2019 season with 8-8 record

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Already sunk by midseason, the Chicago Bears were happy to wrap up a frustrating year with a late-game push for the win. As far as feeling good for the Minnesota Vikings, body was the easy pick over mind. Eddy Piñeiro's fourth field goal of the game came from 22 yards with 10 seconds left, giving the Bears a 21-19 victory on Sunday with the Vikings resting their regulars for the playoffs. "We're going to learn from this,"…

Mahomes, Chiefs handle hapless Bears

By Andrew Seligman AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Mahomes outplayed Mitchell Trubisky, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another score, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Chicago Bears 26-3 Sunday night to stay in contention for a first-round playoff bye. Kansas City (11-4) earned its fifth straight win and remained a game behind New England for the AFC's second seed. The Patriots clinched their 11th consecutive AFC East championship by beating Buffalo on Saturday. The…

 Bears’ disappointing season comes down to lack of execution

By Keith Jenkins AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — After a 12-4 record and a division title last season — coach Matt Nagy's first at the helm — many Chicago Bears fans entered this season thinking Super Bowl. Now, following a 21-13 loss to the rival Green Bay Packers on Sunday, and the Bears eliminated from playoff contention, Chicago fans are having a hard time figuring out what to think. "It's tough," Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson said. "As far as us, I think we fought.…

Bears reevaluate after playoff elimination

By Keith Jenkins AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers' wait to see if a long-time foe would help them clinch a playoff spot was a whole lot easier than the lateral-filled final play they had to survive to beat the Chicago Bears in the rivals' 200th game. Leading by eight points with just 1 second remaining, Tramon Williams fell on Jesper Horstead's fumble at the 2-yard line to end Green Bay's 21-13 victory over the Bears Sunday. A few hours…

Trubisky injures hip, Bears fall to Rams

By Dan Greenspan Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mitch Trubisky wanted to finish out the game, but the decision was taken out of his hands The Chicago Bears’ quarterback said he sustained a right hip injury in the first half of a 17-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night, which prompted coach Matt Nagy to replace him with Chase Daniel in the fourth quarter. Nagy noticed Trubisky was struggling to create power from his lower body after being alerted to the situation by…

NFL: Inept Trubisky, Bears’ offense sputter for 4th straight loss

By Dan Gelston AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Bears' stat sheet for most of the first half read like Chicago's winter forecast. Yards passing after the first quarter? Try minus-2. Total yards in the quarter? Minus-1. Don't worry: Once Chicago warmed up, the offense hit single digits: 9. As in total yards in the first half. Or one less than inept Mitchell Trubisky's uniform number. And on the scoreboard, a fat 0. The Bears survived one of the worst offensive outputs…

Montgomery shines, Bears still fall to Chargers

By Jay Cohen By AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — David Montgomery showed all the reasons why he was one of the top running backs in this year's NFL draft. Patience. Vision. Toughness. A few more carries at the right time, and the Chicago Bears might have won Sunday. Montgomery broke out with a career-high 135 yards rushing in his seventh NFL game, but he only touched the ball once inside the 20 on Chicago's first three drives to the red zone— part of a day full of curious decisions…

On the rocks: Trubisky’s failure a cruel reality for Bears

By Robert Zeglinski Contributor When the Bears traded up to draft Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, they made a definitive statement about their future. In eliminating any uncertainty regarding the mere idea of letting Trubisky slip through their grasp, the Bears told onlookers they believed they finally had The Man under center. Their future, one of promise and glory, was secure. One way or another, Trubisky was going to take the Bears to the promised land. He was…

NFL: Bridgewater sends Saints past Bears 36-25

By Seligman AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints improved to 5-0 without injured starter Drew Brees with a 36-25 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The Saints (6-1) again showed why they still see themselves as Super Bowl contenders even though their star quarterback is out indefinitely because of a torn ligament in his right thumb. Bridgewater completed 23 of 38 passes, Michael Thomas had nine…

Third-quarter spark not enough for Bears against Raiders

By Josh Dubow AP Pro Football Writer 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 to a 24-21 loss Sunday night that sent the Bears home from their short stay across the pond searching for consistency. The game couldn't have…

Bears lose Trubisky, survive with 16-6 win over Vikings

By Andrew Seligman AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Chase Daniel came through in relief after Mitchell Trubisky got knocked out of the game on the opening possession, and a banged-up defense dominated again for the Chicago Bears. It all added up to a victory that ranked among coach Matt Nagy's favorites, even if it came with a price. Daniel threw for 195 yards and a touchdown after Trubisky exited with a left shoulder injury, and Chicago swarmed NFL rushing leader Dalvin Cook in a 16-6…

New kicker Pineiro lifts Bears past Broncos with 53-yard field goal

By Arnie Stapleton AP Pro Football Writer DENVER (AP) — Eddy Pineiro kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Chicago Bears a wild 16-14 win over the Broncos and their former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, whose gutsy 2-point call 31 seconds earlier had given Denver the lead. The Broncos (0-2) thought time had expired when Mitchell Trubisky stepped up and threw a 25-yard pass to Allen Robinson on fourth-and-15 from his 40-yard line. Robinson was tackled at the Denver 35…

Big D, a little bit of Aaron Rodgers enough to quiet Bears

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer CHICAGO (AP) — To open its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL got a throwback to, well, the 1920s. You know, one of those knock-down, dragged-out defensive confrontations that ends up 10-3. That's the score the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears by on Thursday night. And while it was ugly on offense, likely in great part due to the lack of action so many regulars on that side of the ball got in the preseason, it was a thing of beauty…

Packers and Bears reverse roles in Thursday’s opener

By Gene Chamberlain Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL's oldest rivalry takes on a different look to open the league's 100th season. It's a role reversal for the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. A year after new coach Matt Nagy took quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears to Lambeau Field to kick off the season, the script flipped, with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and new coach Matt LaFleur coming to Soldier Field. "It was always big Chicago against little Green…