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Published on November 5 2013 11:22 am
Last Updated on November 5 2013 2:10 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Bears Get Past Rodgers-Less Packers

(Green Bay, WI) -- Matt Forte ran for 125 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bears to a 27-20 win over the Packers at Lambeau Field. Josh McCown threw for 272 yards and two scores as Chicago improved to 5-3 and handed Green Bay its first home loss. Brandon Marshall had seven catches for 107 yards and a TD while Alshon Jeffery grabbed five balls for 60 yards and a score. The Bears snapped a six-game losing streak to the Packers. The Packers played most of the game without starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who left after the first offensive drive with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. Seneca Wallace threw for 114 yards and an interception in relief of Rodgers. Eddie Lacy rumbled for 150 yards and a touchdown for Green Bay, which is now in a three-way tie with Chicago and Detroit atop the NFC North.

 

Packers Lose Rodgers To Shoulder Injury

(Green Bay, WI) -- The Green Bay Packers may have to deal without quarterback Aaron Rodgers for some time. Rodgers suffered a left shoulder injury in the first quarter of the Pack's 27-20 loss to the Bears Monday night and did not return. Head coach Mike McCarthy says they do not have an exact diagnosis for the injury and will run more tests. Seneca Wallace replaced Rodgers and threw for 114 yards and an interception in defeat.
 
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler could be making his return to the field sooner than expected. ESPN reports that Cutler is planning on starting this Sunday's home game against the Lions. Cutler left Chicago's October 20 game against the Redskins with a groin injury.
 

Kendricks Has Fractured Finger

(St. Louis, MO) -- Rams tight end Lance Kendricks suffered a fractured finger during Sunday's 28-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Head Coach Jeff Fisher said Kendricks' status this week is uncertain. The Rams head to Indianapolis to battle the Colts Sunday. Kick-off is at noon.

 

NFL To Investigate Allegations Of Bullying By Dolphins' Incognito

(Davie, FL) -- The Miami Dolphins say they will cooperate fully with the NFL as it investigates allegations of bullying by guard Richie Incognito against teammate Johnathan Martin.  Head coach Joe Philbin says he suspended Incognito indefinitely after gathering information about what transpired.

Incognito is accused of directing racial slurs and insults at Martin, who has filed a formal complaint of player misconduct with the Players' Association. ESPN reports text messages and voice mail transcripts from Incognito to Martin are filled with expletives, slurs and intimidating threats. Incognito was suspended on Sunday for conduct detrimental to the team. The 24-year-old Martin left the Dolphins last week after reports he was pranked by fellow linemen in the team's lunch room and is seeking treatment for emotional issues.

 

Broncos' Fox Has Surgery, Del Rio Interim Coach

(Denver, CO) -- With head coach John Fox recovering from heart surgery, the Denver Broncos are turning to defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio to be their interim coach. Broncos executive John Elway says it's hard to know how much of a factor job stress played a part in Fox's health issues.

The 58-year-old Fox was taken to the hospital over the weekend after he became dizzy while golfing in Charlotte, North Carolina. He had surgery Monday to replace an aortic heat valve and is expected to miss several weeks. Fox was already slated to have the procedure after the season, but the weekend incident forced immediate action. The Broncos were on a bye over the weekend.  Denver will play at San Diego this Sunday.

 

Texans' Kubiak Doing Better After Health Scare

(Houston, TX) -- Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is doing better after collapsing during Sunday night's game against the Colts. Kubiak will remain hospitalized, but is said to be alert and in good spirits. He fell just before halftime and was taken to the hospital. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over.

 

Del Rio To Take Over In Fox's Absence From Broncos

(Englewood, CO) -- Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will take over as interim head coach of the Denver Broncos in John Fox's absence. Fox is recovering from heart surgery after he was taken to the hospital over the weekend.  Denver had a bye Sunday and is now preparing for this week's game at San Diego.

 

Jury Convicts Man In Sean Taylor Killing

(Miami, FL) -- A Florida jury has convicted 23-year-old Eric Rivera of second-degree murder in the 2007 killing of former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor.  The 24-year-old Taylor was shot in the leg during a botched robbery, damaging his femoral artery and causing him to bleed out. Rivera faces potential life in prison.

 

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Chicago Bears 27, Green Bay Packers 20