Eagles Spoil Bears’ Chance to Clinch NFC North

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Rob Carr Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — You might think an opportunity to lock up the NFC North title would motivate a team, but if the Chicago Bears felt some internal fire, it didn’t show.

The Philadelphia Eagles scored on their first three offensive possessions, leading them to a 54-11 hammering of the Bears Sunday night.

LeSean McCoy rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns while quarterback Nick Foles completed 21 of 25 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

“Guys made plays, and we had a bunch of guys that were excited about playing in the game,” said Eagles head coach Chip Kelly.

The Eagles (9-6) now will take on the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17 with the winner earning the NFC East title.

Meanwhile, the Bears (8-7) had a chance to win the NFC North after Green Bay lost earlier in the day. Instead they will play the Packers next weekend for the NFC North championship.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler completed 20 of 35 passes for 222 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the loss. He was also sacked five times and pressured constantly throughout the game. But just because the game didn’t go as planned, Cutler isn’t panicking.

“Personally I’m not worried about it,” Cutler said when talking about how bad the Bears lost. “This is a team–offensively–that didn’t play as well as we wanted to. I’ve got to play better and in return the rest of the guys will as well.”

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