THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Brees, Saints pull away late for 21-9 playoff win over Bears - WGN Radio 720 - Drew Brees will get to celebrate his 42nd birthday by preparing for a playoff game that will also feature the one active NFL quarterback older than him. Brees completed 28 of 39 passes for 265 yards, connecting with Michael Thomas and Latavius Murray for touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Chicago Bears 21-9.
Game Recap: Chicago Bears eliminated from playoffs with 21-9 loss to New Orleans Saints in Wild Card Game - ChicagoBears.com - An anemic performance on offense and costly penalties on both sides of the ball were the main culprits in the Bears’ 21-9 loss to the Saints in Sunday’s Wild Card game in New Orleans.
Matt Nagy uncertain of his job security as Bears coach - 670 The Score - The Bears bowed out in the playoffs with a 21-9 road loss to the Saints on Sunday afternoon in the wild-card round, beginning an offseason of uncertainty in Chicago.
Bernstein: All eyes on Halas Hall after Bears’ meek exit - 670 The Score - The Bears exist in NFL purgatory of good enough to earn an extra game, only to have that chance expose just how far away they are from contention.
Bears’ season ends with 21-9 loss to Saints - 670 The Score - Drew Brees completed 28 of 39 passes for 265 yards, connecting with Michael Thomas and Latavius Murray for touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Chicago Bears, 21-9, in an NFC wild-card game Sunday.
Nickelodeon broadcasts F-bomb during Saints-Bears game - 670 The Score - Some young children may have learned a new word from watching the special Nickelodeon broadcast of the Saints-Bears game Sunday – and not the kind of word parents would want them to know.
Anthony Miller ejected for punching C.J. Gardner-Johnson - 670 The Score - The Bears entered their wild-card round game against the Saints on Sunday well-aware of New Orleans cornerback C.J. Gardner-Johnson’s reputation. He’s a known agitator, but the Bears still lost their composure.
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints march past Chicago Bears for wild-card win - NFL.com - Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are marching on into the Divisional Round. Thanks in large part to a stifling defensive effort for New Orleans along with excellent outings from Brees and Alvin Kamara, the NFC’s second-seeded Saints took down the seventh-seeded Bears, 21-9, on Saturday.
Bears-Saints: Saints blast Bears out of playoffs, into questions about core of franchise - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears held on for a while, but ultimately the Saints exposed everything that’s wrong with them and delivered a 21-9 thumping.
Bears WR Anthony Miller ejected from playoff game vs. Saints in third quarter - Chicago Sun-Times - As if the Bears weren’t thin already at wide receiver with Darnell Mooney out, Miller punched his way out of the game.
‘Ctrl, alt, delete’: Your best 3-word reviews from the Chicago Bears’ 21-9 playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears season is over after a lifeless 21-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC playoffs. Here’s how readers reacted to the game in the form of three-word reviews.
NFC playoff recap: Chicago Bears lose 21-9 to New Orleans Saints - Chicago Tribune - As the Chicago Bears season ended with a 21-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the question lingers: What next?
NFL Playoffs: How Drew Brees, Saints beat Bears – The Athletic - Lamar Jackson and the Ravens beat the Titans on Sunday afternoon and the Saints beat the Bears.
Chicago Bears - New Orleans Saints Wild Card Postgame Show: Behind Inept Offense, Bears Prove to Be Far From a Playoff-Caliber Team - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen as the guys recap the Chicago Bears 21-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round.
Alex Brown: Matt Nagy is problem for Bears, not Ryan Pace - RSN - The former defensive end would keep the GM to lead the team.
Bears’ Anthony Miller ejected after punching Saints’ Gardner-Johnson - RSN - Last time the Bears played the Saints, Javon Wims was ejected for punching Gardner-Johnson.
Saints beat Bears 21-9 to advance to divisional round, third meeting with Bucs - ProFootballTalk - Even as the Saints toiled in the first half, it never appeared the Bears had a chance. Maybe if Javon Wims hadn’t dropped a perfectly thrown pass for a touchdown in the first half the momentum would have shifted and the Bears would have found some confidence.
Doug Pederson is indeed at risk of being fired, as conversations with Jeffrey Lurie continue - ProFootballTalk - In response to the report from ESPN that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie may still make a coaching change, PFT asked the Eagles to respond. The Eagles declined to comment.
Alex Smith will take a few weeks to decide if he’ll keep playing - ProFootballTalk - Washington quarterback Alex Smith wasn’t healthy enough for him to play against Tampa on Saturday night, so he had to watch as his team’s season came to an end with a 31-23 loss.
NFL coaching, GM tracker: Latest news, interviews, developments in 2021 hiring cycle - NFL.com - NFL.com is tracking all of the latest news, interviews and developments concerning coach and GM vacancies around the league as the 2021 hiring cycle kicks into gear. The information below — sourced from NFL Media reports and official team announcements — will be updated in real time during the coming weeks.
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Sunderbruch: The Bears Are Who We Thought They Were...Again - Windy City Gridiron - With season-end statistics in from Football Outsiders, it’s worth looking at how Chicago compares to the rest of the NFL in terms of cold, hard numbers.
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