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Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks all lose; NU wins; Illinois in bowl game
2022-12-05

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The streaks continue for the Chicago Bears (3-10).

The Bears fell short against the archrival Green Bay Packers (5-8) 28-19 at Soldier Field on Dec. 4. It was Green Bay's eighth straight series win over Chicago, which also suffered its sixth loss in a row.

In losing, the Bears allowed Green Bay to score 18 points in the fourth quarter to stage a comeback. Dynamic Bears quarterback Justin Fields produced more high points with a 55-yard touchdown scramble and a 56-yard completion to Equanimeous St. Brown that set up another TD.

The normally reliable Cairo Santos missed both a field goal (for only the second time this season) and an extra point—the latter for the first time in 47 career games with the Bears.

After a bye week, Chicago will host playoff-bound Philadelphia on Dec. 18.

—Malik Monk scored 20 points off the bench and the Sacramento Kings (13-9) overcame Zach LaVine's 41 points to beat the visiting Chicago Bulls (9-14) 110-101 on Dec. 4, ESPN noted.

This is Sacramento's best 22-game start since the 2004-05 season. The Bulls have lost 10 of 14 games.

Chicago hosts Washington on Wed., Dec. 7.

—In the NHL, the visiting Chicago Blackhawks were blanked by the New York Islanders 3-0.

The Islanders are 4-1-2 in their last seven games against the Blackhawks, including a 3-1 win in their last matchup on Nov. 1 in Chicago, according to ESPN.

"We didn't have the puck enough," Blackhawks coach Lyle Richardson said. "These guys are a good team. They wear you down and frustrate you. We created opportunities but we didn't have much luck."

The Blackhawks will next visit the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

—In men's college basketball action, the visiting Northwestern Wildcats (6-2) upset the 20th-ranked Michigan State Spartans (5-4) 70-63.

It was the Wildcats' second straight year being the Spartans in Michigan, SB Nation noted.

Boo Buie led the 'Cats with 20 points and five rebounds while Chase Audige and Ty Berry had 15 and 11 points, respectively.

NU will next host Prairie View on Sunday, Dec. 11.

—On Dec. 4, the University of Illinois football team (8-4) found out which bowl game it's going to.

The school will play the 22nd-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-4) in the ReliaQuest Bowl on Jan. 2 in Tampa, Florida.

It will be just the third meeting between the schools, The Chicago Tribune noted. The teams split their two previous meetings, both in Champaign, with Mississippi State winning 28-21 in 1980 and Illinois winning 27-0 in 1923.

The ReliaQuest Bowl was called the Outback Bowl for the previous 27 years and the Hall of Fame Bowl for nine years before that.


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