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1 Big Thing: Snow games are great to watch, not play in (1:39)
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Copp's wrister pushes Jets past Blackhawks (0:20)
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Big prediction: Chris Archer to Cubs

The way Jerry Crasnick sees it, the Cubs get a controllable starter as insurance in case Jake Arrieta leaves as a free agent next offseason. As for the Rays, they could choose from several enticing young prospects. Winter meetings roundtable

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White Sox to make most noise this week?

In addition to Chris Sale, the White Sox can discuss Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Melky Cabrera with other clubs. As Jerry Crasnick puts it, they could hold an open auction with all 30 teams under one roof. Winter meetings roundtable

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Will White Sox lower price on Chris Sale?

They might have to in order to get a deal for the left-hander done. One exec described them as asking for "the Shelby Miller deal," plus at least two additional pieces. That means your top prospect and a whole lot more. Stark: Winter meetings shopping guide

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Howard's career day powers Bears past 49ers (1:00)
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Bears probably cost themselves a high draft pick (0:45)
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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears probably costs themselves a higher draft pick on Sunday, but it was refreshing to see a complete effort by the defense in Chicago's win over San Francisco.

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Kaepernick benched during dreadful performance (0:51)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Loved the tape on Colin Kaepernick and the fantasy matchup heading into today's game versus the Bears defense. But that was really poor football from the 49ers QB. Even with the weather in Chicago reducing the 49ers game plan, Kaepernick failed to produce in the passing game (1-of-5 for 4 yards) and he only rushed for 20 yards in Chip Kelly's zone-read schemes. And Kaepernick was eventually benched for Blaine Gabbert. That's a far fall from the previous four weeks when Kaepernick scored 95 total fantasy points (second in the NFL).

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

High-volume day for Jordan Howard fantasy owners. The Bears rookie RB carried the ball 32 times for 117 yards and three touchdowns. And when the Bears get in the deep red zone, Howard can produce on downhill run schemes. Pad level and power. Plus, he hits the hole with a burst.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears rookie Leonard Floyd continues to develop as an edge rusher. On the safety, Floyd did an excellent job setting up the tackle to create an inside path to the QB. And he can close quick. Speed to get home. These late season game reps are critical for rookies. Floyd finished with two sacks today in the Bears 26-6 win over the 49ers.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears announce an attendance of just 46,622 for Sunday's game against San Francisco. There were 14,878 empty seats.

KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

Colin Kaepernick had 409 passing/rushing yards last week. This week he has 24 passing/rushing yards with 8+ minutes left in the 4th quarter. That's an incredible production collapse against a mediocre Bears defense.

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Bears DE Julius Peppers now has 142.5 sacks, passing Michael Strahan for 5th on the NFL's all-time sack list.