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Eddie Jackson sprains ankle on game-sealing interception

Eddie Jackson sprains ankle on game-sealing interception

CHICAGO, IL -- Eddie Jackson has a knack for ending games. His latest effort, though, might have come at a cost. 

Jackson, who sealed the Bears' NFC Title-winning 24-17 win with an interception, injured his ankle on the play:

The Bears are calling it a right ankle sprain. The foot's condition will be monitored for a few days before any more decisions are made.

"We'll monitor that and probably know more here in the next 24-48 hours," Matt Nagy said. "We'll see how it goes, communicate more here in the next couple days, and get it looked at and know exactly where it's at." 

For what it's worth, head coach Matt Nagy admitted he was relieved to hear it was only an ankle sprain, given the graphic nature of the injury. 

After the game, Jackson was seen moving around the locker room in a walking boot. 

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Under Center Podcast: Ha Ha, Bears a great fit for Clinton-Dix

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Under Center Podcast: Ha Ha, Bears a great fit for Clinton-Dix

It's been a almost a week since the Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix signing and it's still looking like a total win for the Bears. JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and Paul Aspan on why the Bears appear to have gotten a bargain (1:00) , how Dix could be the perfect fit for this defense at this time, and the chemistry he'll have with former 'Bama teammate Eddie Jackson. Plus probably too much punter talk after the Bears bring back Pat O'Donnell (9:30), and some more edge rusher possibilities in the next wave of free agency (14:00). And of course an update on the Chicago Football Madness as 7-seed Alex Brown makes a desperate attempt to launch a comeback and avoid an upset against 10-seed Robbie Gould (22:10)

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

NBC's Chris Simms has Bears as #1 seed in NFC bracket

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NBC's Chris Simms has Bears as #1 seed in NFC bracket

It's Bracket SZN. 

There are so many fun brackets to choose from right now. There's your standard NCAA bracket, our Chicago Football Madness bracket, and apparently NFC brackets? 

Chris Simms is doing them, at least, and the good news is that it's an excuse to write that someone thinks the Bears will be good! 

And just for good measure, here's Simms talking with Bears fan and fellow NBC analyst Roger Bennett: