Sep 19, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack (52) and defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) sack Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bears LB Khalil Mack out Sunday, maybe longer

The Chicago Bears will rest Pro Bowl linebacker Khalil Mack for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers as he continues to deal with a foot injury he suffered in Week 3, NFL Network is reporting.

The team is also considering adding him to injured reserve, which would keep him out a minimum of three games.

Mack has started all seven games for the Bears (3-4) this season, recording six sacks and 19 tackles.

Mack failed to record a sack for just the second time this season in a blowout loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Mack, 30, has started every game in six of the previous seven seasons dating back to his rookie season. He played in 14 games (13 starts) in 2018.

The Bears listed the three-time All-Pro as doubtful on the latest injury report.

–Field Level Media

Oct 18, 2020; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack (52) on the sidelines in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Bears LB Mack (back) questionable for Monday night

Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack is questionable to play Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams because of a back injury, the team announced Saturday.

Mack did not practice Friday and took part in limited drills Saturday. Earlier this week, Bears head coach Matt Nagy expressed optimism that Mack could play in the prime-time matchup.

In six games this season, Mack has 4 1/2 sacks, a fumble recovery and six tackles for losses. The five-time Pro Bowl defender is in his third season with Chicago, which is off to a 5-1 start thanks largely to its defense.

The Bears listed four other players as questionable: defensive backs Buster Skrine (ankle) and Deon Bush (hamstring), and offensive linemen Jason Spriggs (thumb, back) and Rashaad Coward (finger). The team also ruled out defensive back Sherrick McManis because of a hamstring injury.

–Field Level Media

NFL Week 7 Football Props: Patriots vs. Bears

NFL Week 7 Football Props: Patriots vs. Bears

It’s official: The Patriots are legitimate. Except for those living in New England, most people were silently hoping that this would be the year that the AFC reign of the Patriots would end. Following a 1-2 start, Patriots fans may have been a bit skeptical, but likely remembered that they’ve dropped at least one of the first four games over in 2017 and 2016. Since week 3, New England has put up 38+ points, and just last week took down the previously undefeated Kansas City Chiefs in a 43-40 shootout. New England is strong, and looking to continue their hot streak.

Now the Bears have certainly found their guy in Mitch Trubisky. He’s tossed his way to 11 touchdowns, only 4 interceptions, and a QBR of 105.6. He’s put together a solid 3-2 start for the Bears, who currently sit atop the NFC North, even though the Vikings and Packers are right behind them. Four of their five games have been decided by less than one score. In those games, they’re 2-2, and allowed both the Packers and Dolphins to stage 4th quarter comebacks that led to losses for the Bears. The rout over the Buccaneers gave Chicago faithful a great deal of hope, but Sunday’s matchup with New England will be a true test for them. They come in as 3 point underdogs, but their explosive offense could prove challenging for the Patriots. Plus Khalil Mack will likely make Tom Brady’s life a bit more difficult.

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Patriots vs. Bears Props