ATLANTA (0-1) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (0-1)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, FOX
OPENING LINE: Rams by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Whether carrying the ball or making a lightning-fast recovery from a torn Achilles tendon, Cam Akers' brief NFL career has been all about getting places in a hurry.
So when Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay said last week that he wanted more urgency from his top running back, the football world was surprised — and so was Akers, it turns out.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods were just about as close as two receivers can be during their five seasons together with the Los Angeles Rams.
They worked out together, studied together and built a lifelong bond that will outlast Woods' surprising offseason trade to Tennessee.
CHICAGO BEARS (6-11)
New faces: GM Ryan Poles, coach Matt Eberflus, LB Joe Thomas, CB Kyler Gordon, S Jaquan Brisker, WR Velus Jones Jr., DE Al-Quadin Muhammad, DL Justin Jones, KR/PR Byron Pringle, QB Trevor Siemian, TE Ryan Griffin, LB Matthew Adams, CB Tavon Young, FB Khari Blasingame, LB Nicholas Morrow, C Lucas Patrick, TE James O’Shaughnessy, DB Dane Cruikshank, WR David Moore, WR N’Keal Harry, G Michael Schofield, OT Riley Reiff.
LOS ANGELES RAMS (16-5)
New faces: LB Bobby Wagner, WR Allen Robinson, CB Troy Hill, RG Logan Bruss, offensive coordinator Liam Coen, P Riley Dixon.
Key losses: LB Von Miller, LT Andrew Whitworth, CB Darious Williams, WR Robert Woods, RB Sony Michel, RG Austin Corbett, P Johnny Hekker, DT Sebastian Joseph-Day, LB Troy Reeder.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford threw to receivers in practice Sunday for the first time since Los Angeles' Super Bowl victory.
Stafford had an injection in his throwing elbow early in the offseason to treat an unspecified injury with which he played late last season.
CHICAGO BEARS (6-11)
CAMP SITE: Lake Forest, Ill.
LAST YEAR: Chairman George McCaskey opted to give general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy another opportunity after the Bears finished 8-8 in the regular season for the second straight year in 2020.
LOS ANGELES RAMS (16-5)
CAMP SITE: Irvine, California
LAST YEAR: The Rams won the Super Bowl for the second time in franchise history, raising the Lombardi Trophy for the first time since returning home to Los Angeles in 2016.
39. CHICAGO BEARS (6-11)
LAST SEASON: Chairman George McCaskey opted to stick with former general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy after the Bears went 8-8 in the regular season two years in a row.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Punter Riley Dixon has signed with the Los Angeles Rams.
Dixon joined the Super Bowl champions on Tuesday after spending the past four seasons with the New York Giants, posting the two highest single-season net punting averages in franchise history during his tenure.
The Los Angeles Rams agreed to terms Thursday on a three-year contract for receiver Allen Robinson, one of the NFL's most dependable veteran pass-catchers during his eight seasons in the league.
Robinson has three 1,000-yard seasons during a productive career split between Jacksonville and Chicago.
CHICAGO BEARS (6-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Allen Robinson, DT Akiem Hicks, QB Andy Dalton, TE Jimmy Graham, RT Germain Ifedi, S Tashaun Gipson Sr., PR/WR Jakeem Grant Sr., LT Jason Peters, P Pat O'Donnell, G James Daniels, TE Jesse James, RB Damien Williams, S Deon Bush, WR Marquise Goodwin, LB Christian Jones, S DeAndre Houston-Carson, G Elijah Wilkinson, WR Damiere Byrd, LS Patrick Scales, LB Alec Ogletree, CB Artie Burns, LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe, DE Bilal Nichols.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have little margin for error and plenty of room to improve as they try to secure a playoff spot.
Not that Kirk Cousins needed a reminder. Or, for that matter, coach Mike Zimmer.
Receiver Allen Robinson expects to return to the Chicago Bears' lineup when they visit the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night after missing the past three games because of a hamstring injury.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff is active against the Chicago Bears on Thursday.
Goff was listed as questionable to play after missing Sunday's three-point loss at Cleveland with a oblique injury.
DALLAS AT KANSAS CITY
Cowboys: LT Tyron Smith; CB Kelvin Joseph; CB Nahshon Wrigh; SS Israel Mukuamu; WR Simi Fehoko; QB Will Grier.
Chiefs: RT Lucas Niang; DT Khalen Saunders; CB Deandre Baker; RB Derrick Gore; QB Shane Buechele.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears placed veteran tight end Jimmy Graham on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday.
In his second season with the Bears, the five-time Pro Bowl selection has just one catch for 11 yards.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears placed running back Damien Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday, putting his status for their game against the Green Bay Packers in question.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Allen Robinson had all the motivation he needed anyway.
The Chicago Bears' star receiver insisted a contract negotiation that left him playing this season on the franchise tag rather than a multiyear deal didn't give him a chip on his shoulder or an extra desire to show his worth.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and Marcus Maye were unable to reach an agreement on a long-term contract Thursday, so the star safety will play this season under his franchise tag tender.
Dak Prescott got his big contract worthy of a franchise quarterback, while big-play receivers Chris Godwin and Allen Robinson got slapped with franchise tags...
The big money that accompanies franchise tags for the 2021 season is going to receivers, safeties and linemen...
CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL suspended Chicago Bears receiver Javon Wims two games Monday for punching New Orleans Saints safety C...
The first half of Mitch Trubisky’s first NFL playoff game was unimpressive to say the least – 13 of 23 for 105 yards and a 68.2 passer rating.
But his second half demonstrated why coach Matt Nagy and Trubisky’s teammates believe he’s the right guy to lead them forward after a turnaround season.
Bears OLB Khalil Mack (ankle) and WR Allen Robinson (groin) will not play today vs. the Jets at Soldier Field because of injuries that have kept them from practicing for most of the past two weeks.
The Bears’ offense is still a work in progress. But on Monday night, the “plan” of how the Bears want to attack defenses could easily be seen.
CHICAGO – The word around the NFL in recent months has been that the Bears are one of the league's most improved teams.
The biggest reason folks are focusing on them is a growing belief the team has found its franchise quarterback, based on his 12 game audition in 2017 and the possibility that Mitch Trubisky’s ceiling is extremely high and gaining altitude as talent and weapons are added around him.
Allen Hurns is set to sign with the Dallas Cowboys, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Friday. His new contract is worth $12 million over two years, according to Pro Football Talk.
Hurns, 26, is three years removed from his breakout 2015, when the former undrafted Miami product secured 64 catches for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns.