Briggs returns for Bears
Bears seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs is active and
will play against the Eagles on Sunday night for the first time
since injuring his shoulder two months ago.
Briggs missed seven games with a broken shoulder. Backup
safeties Colt Anderson (knee) and Kurt Coleman (hamstring) are
among the inactives for the Eagles.
The Bears (8-6) would clinch the NFC North and secure the No. 3
seed with a victory. If they lose, they’ll host Green Bay (7-7-1)
for the division title next Sunday.
The NFC East-leading Eagles (8-6) are only playing for a No. 3
seed. They must win at Dallas (8-7) next Sunday to clinch the
division title. However, if they beat the Bears, a tie against the
Cowboys also would secure the division crown.
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