Archive for December, 2017

Waddle’s World: Bears lose to Vikings, 23-10

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

In this week's "Waddle's World," ABC7 sports reporter Dionne Miller and former Chicago Bears player Tom Waddle talk about the Chicago Bears' 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Divisional-round schedule set with Patriots getting Saturday game

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The NFL announced the schedule for the divisional round of the playoffs on January 13-14. The Patriots will play the night game, which is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS. The lowest remaining seed among Kansas City, Tennessee and Buffalo will travel to Foxboro.

Lewis wants to return to Bengals, but future remains uncertain

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Marvin Lewis said on Sunday that he wants to return as the coach of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2018, but acknowledged the first move toward him doing so is ownership wanting him back for a 16th season. Lewis' contract expired following the Bengals' dramatic 31-27 victory on Sunday that knocked the rival Baltimore Ravens out of playoff contention.

Lewis want to return to Bengals, but future remains uncertain

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Marvin Lewis said on Sunday that he wants to return as the coach of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2018, but acknowledged the first move toward him doing so is ownership wanting him back for a 16th season. Lewis' contract expired following the Bengals' dramatic 31-27 victory on Sunday that knocked the rival Baltimore Ravens out of playoff contention.

Booms and Busts: Dion Lewis headlines 17 for ’17

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

• There’s an old, tired trope about Bill Belichick and the Patriots favoring a nonsensical backfield rotation — and enjoying the troll of fantasy football — but like most winning coaches, Belichick simply wants productive players he can trust. Dion Lewis was beyond productive in the second half of 2017 — he turned into a bona fide league winner, a difference-maker. Lewis is quick and slippery enough to make defenders miss, and has surprising power, the ability to finish runs.

Raiders sack coach Del Rio after 6-10 season

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The Oakland Raiders fired coach Jack Del Rio Sunday after a 30-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that capped a disappointing 6-10 NFL season. "I spoke to (team owner) Mark Davis after the game, and Mark let me know that he's not going to be bringing me back," Del Rio told reporters at his post-game press conference.

Bills, Titans, Falcons make way into playoffs with wins

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The Buffalo Bills are in the NFL playoffs. No, we're not kidding. They needed some last-minute help from Cincinnati, which stunned Baltimore 31-27 after Buffalo had won at Miami 22-16 Sunday. Those results lifted the Bills into the final AFC wild-card

Seahawks lose finale, miss playoffs for first time since ’11

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Doug Baldwin spent the week preparing for the inevitable reality, knowing that even with a victory it was going to be difficult for the Seattle Seahawks to make the playoffs for a sixth straight season. ''For it to end this way is really just disappointing,'' Baldwin said. Seattle will have an entire offseason to lament its issues after Sunday's 26-24 loss to Arizona to finish the 2017 season.

NFL Today, Week 17

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

SCOREBOARD Saturday, Jan. 6 Tennessee at Kansas City, 4:35 p.m. EST. The Titans (9-7) ended an eight-season playoff drought as quarterback Marcus Mariota helped them to the franchise's first back-to-back winning seasons since 2007 and 2008. Andy Reid'

Vance Joseph: I want to be here to fix it

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Word on Sunday was that the odds of Broncos coach Vance Joseph seeing a second season in Denver weren’t good, but there was no change in Joseph’s status in the hours following their 27-24 loss to the Chiefs. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that Broncos General Manager John Elway is sleeping on the decision after Joseph went 5-11 in his first season on the job. “We’ll see but I want to be here,” Joseph said after the game.