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Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher is heading home. The Maumee, Ohio, native and Ohio State alumnus was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday. Sanzenbacher was waived by the Chicago Bears a day earlier. The Bengals cleared a roster spot for Sanzenbacher by placing rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve because of a knee injury. In four games with the Bears this season, Sanzenbacher made just one catch for 7 yards. He appeared in all 16 games for Chicago as a rookie last year, compiling 27 receptions for 276 yards and three touchdowns. Sanzenbacher, 24, signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Kirkpatrick sustained a concussion Dec. 2, and he hadn't played since. The knee ailment sidelined him for last week's game, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. Kirkpatrick, 23, was credited with four tackles in five games with the Bengals this season. He was a first-round draft pick this year (17th overall) out of Alabama.
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The Bears are winning now but their offensive line cannot protect Cutler in the playoffs.
Here are my Power Rankings and a quick note about each team.
1) San Francisco - Don't panic, Seattle doesn't lose at home.
2) Texans - They are solid on both sides of the ball.
3) Patriots - Suspect defense keep them from the top spot.
4) Denver - On the rise, are they a Super...
The Chicago Bears might be rooting louder for Green Bay than even the most loyal Packers fans this week.
They need an assist from their biggest rivals.
The Bears (9-6) kept themselves in playoff contention with a 28-13 victory at Arizona on Sunday. Now they must win at Detroit this week, and that's just the start.
Coach Lovie Smith acknowledges it's ''not an ideal...
Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs (55) and Lovie Smith head to the locker room after beating the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)
Here are the Week 17 power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #13 (Last week: #14)
Analysis, “They took care of business against Arizona, but they...
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The game will be played on Sunday, January 27, televised on NBC beginning at 7 p.m. EST.
Were happy for both guys; its a great honor from fellow players and coaches and the voting fans, said Bengals head coach Marvin...
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Craig Wolfley worked the sidelines for the Steelers Radio Network and then filed this report on the Steelers' loss to the Cincinnati Bengals for SCI.net.