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Cubs have been here before

And it has never worked out well for them. Prior to Friday's Game 1 defeat, Chicago had lost the first game of a postseason series 11 times. On each of those occasions, the Cubs failed to win the series.


Will Chiefs get back on track at home?

The Bears visit Arrowhead Stadium this week as the Chiefs try to end a three-game losing streak. ESPN's Football Power Index pegs Kansas City as a 3-to-1 favorite over Chicago.


Saturday's MLB postseason schedule

  • Game 2: Cubs at Cardinals, 5:37 p.m. ET (Cardinals lead NLDS series 1-0)
  • Game 2: Mets at Dodgers, 9:07 p.m. ET (Mets lead NLDS series 1-0)
Postseason coverage, schedules


Can Alshon Jeffery turn it around?

The Bears' top receiver has disappointed fantasy owners this season and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. ESPN Stats & Info breaks down his struggles.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Great fall day for football in Ann Arbor. Accuweather says it will be 65 and sunny when Michigan and Northwestern kickoff at 3:30.


History against Cubs after losing Game 1

The Cubs have lost Game 1 of a postseason series 12 times in team history after falling to the Cardinals on Friday night. Chicago never rallied to win the series in any of the 11 previous series.


Vaughn runs it in for Illinois

The Illini answered back quick with a rushing TD by Ke'Shawn Vaughn. The Illini lead the Hawkeyes 7-6 on ESPN2.


Kittle runs in first TD for Iowa

Hawkeyes QB C.J. Beathard made a deep pass to George Kittle, who dashed 21 yards for a TD. Iowa is up 6-0 over Illinois on ESPN2.

Michigan will continue to roll against Northwestern (0:27)
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Anthony Rizzo reaches for one

The Cubs first baseman had to stretch on a throw in the dirt to get Mark Reynolds out in the seventh inning of the team's Game 1 loss to the Cardinals. See the best photos from the series. Full NLDS photo gallery

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Perfect fall day expected at Kinnick Stadium for Illinois at Iowa today. Sunshine with a temperature of 62 degrees at kickoff and up to 68 by the end of the game, according to Accuweather.

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Illinois at (22) Iowa on ESPN2

This is the first time the Fighting Illini have headed to play at Kinnick Stadium since 2007, and they haven't won there since 1999. The Hawkeyes are ranked for the first time since 2010 thanks to QB CJ Beathard, who is completing 64.1% of his passes this season. ESPN2/WatchESPN

Iowa takes the field (0:39)
What you need to know for Week 5 (1:06)
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AccuWeather Top 25 forecast

Week 6 will feature Fall weather and wet, humid conditions for games at Clemson and FSU. Cal-Utah will feature a cool breezy night in Salt Lake City.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

It is expected to be a beautiful day in South Bend for Navy-ND, according to AccuWeather. Bright sunshine will help temperatures reach 64 degrees by kickoff, with the temperature dropping to 59 degrees by the end of the game. Winds are expected to be south-southwest at 4-8 mph.

Must-win game for the Cubs (0:48)