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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts runs for a touchdown against the New York Giants during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke | Associated Press)

Sports staff predicts Championship Sunday

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 29, 2023

Editor’s note: Three Northern Star sports writers are fans of teams participating in championship weekend. Sports Editor Skyler Kisellus is a Cincinnati Bengals fan, sports writer Adrien De La Pena is a Kansas City Chiefs fan and sports writer Eddie...

Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Chiefs pull off exciting fourth quarter comeback

By Kyle Mathas | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV over the San Francisco 49ers after a heroic performance Sunday by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the second half. The Chiefs, who hadn’t won a super bowl in 50 years, made a historic second-half...

Super Bowl prop bets can give fans another fun way to enjoy the big game

By Matt Boecker | January 31, 2020

DeKALB — Every year, the Super Bowl brings people together to watch the big game, indulge in some buffalo dip and eat some other food that won’t leave it’s consumer feeling very rosy in the morning. There’s another fold that can be added to the...

Sports staff predicts Super Bowl LIV

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 29, 2020

DeKALB — The sports staff give their predictions for Super Bowl LIV ahead of kickoff Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The game can be watched on FOX.Jarrett Huff | Sports Editor: Chiefs win 28-24With the New England Patriots finally giving up the throne to the AFC,...

Daniel helps Chicago Bears win and other NFL headlines

By Matt Boecker | October 1, 2019

DeKALB — This week in the NFL stellar defenses and backup quarterbacks stepping in highlighted top stories in the league. The New England Patriots survive their first testThrough the first three weeks of the season, the Patriots had a rather easy schedule....

Packers defense emerges and other top stories in week three of NFL

By Matt Boecker | September 23, 2019

DeKALB — This week the NFL was highlighted by a team continuing their dominance and an unexpected team emerging. The Baltimore Ravens get derailed by the ChiefsThrough two weeks, the Ravens averaged 542 total yards of offense and 41 points per game,...

Bears cuts loom after preseason win vs. Chiefs

By Jayce Eustice | August 30, 2018

Football season is a time of excitement and anticipation. Unfortunately the season hasn’t officially begun, but for some there is still a lot to look for. The Chicago Bears played their fourth of five preseason games this past weekend against the visiting...

The Rant: Phil Emery is working football magic

By Jimmy Johnson | April 24, 2012

We’re just one day away from the NFL Draft, and I can’t wait to see who new Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery is zeroed in on with the No. 19 pick. Prior to joining the Bears this offseason, Emery was the college scouting Director for the Kansas...