Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers will be a Pro Bowler for the seventh time in his 10-year career thanks to the New York Giants.
Peppers will replace Jason Pierre-Paul, who now has to prepare for Super Bowl XLVI and will be unable to participate in Sunday's All-Star game according to ChicagoBears.com.
Peppers had a team-high 11 sacks in his second season with the Bears. He also had five tackles-for-loss, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. His career 100 sacks ties for third most in the NFL since he joined the league in 2002.
Peppers will become the club's first defensive end to be selected to the Pro Bowl in consecutive seasons since Richard Dent in 1985-86.
He will be joining teammates Matt Forte, Charles Tillman and Corey Graham for the annual All-Star game in Hawaii Sunday.
The New England Patriots defense wasn’t giving Mitchell Trubisky many options through the air, so he decided to take matters into his own hands at Soldier Field.
The young quarterback’s legs were the Bears’ most-effective weapon in the first quarter, as Trubisky led the team with 35 rushing yards on four carries in the opening period of play.
He capped it off with an eight-yard touchdown scramble that had him looking like Michael Vick on the field.
The Bears will need to have a more well-rounded offensive attack to keep up with teams like the Patriots, but Trubisky found what was working in the first quarter.
Perhaps most importantly, he’s been smart and safe with his running, opting to slide and go to the ground on his big plays to avoid any big hits.
His legs continue to make this offense more dynamic, to keep up with top-notch opponents like New England.
The Patriots are in town.
Khalil Mack is probably playing with a significant injury.
Stressed out? Don't blame you. So enjoy this video of Matt Forte pranking Lance Briggs:
The best pranks are the most simple ones.