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'Go Pack Go': Cutler throws support behind Green Bay


'Go Pack Go': Cutler throws support behind Green Bay

Week 17 presents a moral dilemma for Bears fans, since if Green Bay beats Minnesota and the Bears beat Detroit, the Bears will make the playoffs. But that means rooting for the team most, if not all, Bears fans grew up loathing.

But there's already one person who isn't conflicted with the choice: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who offered up a "Go Pack Go!" on WMVP AM-1000 Monday morning when asked about having to root for Green Bay.

That cold shiver you feel is real, but it beats the cold shivers of watching playoff football in January without the Bears, right? A handful of Bears fans have already picked up on the necessary evil of Dec. 30, too:

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Related: Bears only know one playoff 'scenario': Win

Looking ahead to Sunday's matchup in Minneapolis, Adrian Peterson is expected to play while Randall Cobb's status is up in the air. But if it's any comfort (well, as comforting as this next line can be to Bears fans), Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith thinks the Packers are peaking and looking like legitimate Super Bowl contenders.

High School Lites Football Semifinals Roundup

High School Lites Football Semifinals Roundup

High School Lites has plenty of great IHSA football playoff action from the semifinals on Saturday as NBC Sports Chicago has highlights of many of the area's top matchups. 

Be sure to also follow us on Twitter @NBCSPreps for all of the latest IHSA football scores and highlights. 

DRIVE: Prairie RidgeEpisode 14

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Raby's Dq Smith McAllister

St. Xavier Team of the Week: Marist girls volleyball

This Week's Scores

Class 8A

Loyola Academy 17, Edwardsville 10

Lincoln-Way East 24, Maine South 14

Class 7A

Lake Zurich 14, Mount Carmel 7

Batavia 23, Benet Academy 13

Class 6A

Prairie Ridge 42, Hoffman Estates 21

Nazareth Academy 24, Providence Catholic 7

Class 5A

Phillips 27, Sterling 14

Dunlap 21, Washington 0

Class 4A

Morris 43, Raby 8

Rochester 31, Highland 14

Class 3A

IC Catholic 7, Byron 0

Pleasant Plains 41, Anna-Jonesboro 2

Class 2A

Gibson City 14, Newman Central Catholic 8

Maroa-Forsyth 25, Shelbyville 14

Class 1A

Tuscola 21, Athens 14

Lena-Winslow 12, Forreston 8


NBCSPreps Boys Basketball Preseason Power Rankings

NBCSPreps Boys Basketball Preseason Power Rankings

The 2017-18 IHSA boys basketball season has a lot of talented teams in the Chicagoland area. See who made the preseason top 25, headlined by five Public League powerhouses.

No. 1 Morgan Park

No. 2 Whitney Young

No. 3 Simeon

No. 4 Orr

No. 5 Curie

No. 6 Fenwick

No. 7 Bolingbrook

No. 8 Waukegan

No. 9 Niles North

No. 10 Uplift

No. 11 Romeoville

No. 12 Hinsdale South

No. 13 West Aurora

No. 14 Larkin

No. 15 St. Rita

No. 16 OPRF

No. 17 St. Charles East

No. 18 Kenwood

No. 19 Willowbrook

No. 20 Bloom

No. 21 Evanston

No. 22 Lake Zurich

No. 23 Proviso East

No. 24 Lincoln-Way East

No. 25 Libertyville