The Bears received a double dose of good news Saturday afternoon.
First, it was reported Jay Cutler has been cleared to play and will start Sunday against Minnesota. Then, the Vikings declared wide receiver Percy Harvin out for this weekend's game:
WR Percy Harvin will be downgraded to "out" and will not travel with team to Chicago.Vikings
Minnesota Vikings (@VikingsFootball) November 24, 2012
Harvin has been Mr. Everything for the Vikings this season, racking up 62 catches for 677 yards, 574 kick return yards and 96 rushing yards on 22 carries. He's also scored five TDs (three receiving, one return, one rushing).
The 24-year-old was off to such a hot start that he was actually being discussed as an option for the NFL MVP, but injured his ankle on Nov. 4 and hasn't practiced or played since.
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.
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This Week's Scores
Loyola Academy 17, Edwardsville 10
Lincoln-Way East 24, Maine South 14
Lake Zurich 14, Mount Carmel 7
Batavia 23, Benet Academy 13
Prairie Ridge 42, Hoffman Estates 21
Nazareth Academy 24, Providence Catholic 7
Phillips 27, Sterling 14
Dunlap 21, Washington 0
Morris 43, Raby 8
Rochester 31, Highland 14
IC Catholic 7, Byron 0
Pleasant Plains 41, Anna-Jonesboro 2
Gibson City 14, Newman Central Catholic 8
Maroa-Forsyth 25, Shelbyville 14
Tuscola 21, Athens 14
Lena-Winslow 12, Forreston 8