Keith Law breaks down the teams and serves up his predictions for the two NLDS matchups: Cubs versus Cardinals and Mets versus Dodgers.
Bears are big road underdogs
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon has elected to insert Chris Coghlan into right field for Game 1 of their division series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Kansas City coach Andy Reid knows exactly what he's up against on Sunday.
Game 1 in St. Louis is Friday, but Game 1 for the Cubs this postseason came in a winner-take-all wild-card contest Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.
Alshon Jeffery, who has missed the Bears' past three games with a hamstring injury, sat out Fridayâ
C.J. Prosise poised for big week?
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Josh McCown has 17 TD passes with two INTs when playing for the Browns and Bears over the past three seasons.
Kansas City's defense should hold up
The Chiefs' poor pass defense should finally have a solid performance. Kansas City will have no problem getting after Jay Cutler and harassing his wideouts in Week 5. NFL Nation predictions
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Bears receivers Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal are questionable to face the Chiefs on Sunday. Jeffery did not practice on Friday after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday. Royal missed the entire week with an ankle injury.
Cubs starter Jon Lester has been a solid playoff pitcher, but he has a pronounced weakness at holding runners on first base.
Top kicker in 2015?
Who's the best performing kicker so far in 2015? According to Mike Sando's numbers, Robbie Gould tops the list after failing to crack the top-10 in 2013 or 2014. NFL's top kicker (Insider)
No byes, no cream-puff nonconference games. It's -- finally -- all Big Ten football this weekend.
The Chicago Cubs manager made some unconventional decisions in the NL wild-card game that were reminiscent of a famous Connie Mack move in 1929.
The Cubs made one change from their wild-card roster, opting to add pitcher Jason Hammel and leave off pinch runner Quintin Berry,
The fun-loving, homer-swatting, fist-pumping Cubs are more than ready for this moment, as quickly as it has come. Now are the Cardinals ready for the Cubs?
Hockey is back, and so is our irreverent look at all things that happen on the ice. All is right with the world.
As we run though the Week 5 picks, let's nominate some award winners for the first quarter of the season, for trophies both real and imagined.
ESPN Chalk's Vegas experts give their best bets for the NLDS between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Chicago's options are limited
Both Eddie Royal and Alshon Jeffery will be limited with injuries this week. Look for tight end Martellus Bennett to step up for the Bears and have a major fantasy impact. Fantasy advice (Insider)
The Mets will try to win their first playoff series in 15 years. The Dodgers hope to claim their first World Series in 27 seasons. As you may have heard, the Cubs haven't won it all since 1908. And meanwhile, Cardinals fans have been made to suffer the outrageous misfortune of a four-year championship drought.
Rays 3B Evan Longoria discusses the genius of Joe Maddon and the pressure of playing in a postseason environment. Plus, he makes Week 5 NFL picks with Mike Golic and Ian Fitzsimmons.