Chicago Sports Recap: 12/31/23

Chicago Bears Atlanta Falcons 17 – Chicago Bears 37

Highlights:  Justin Fields noticed the smoke in the air and the cigars on a table as he walked into the locker room. By then, the celebration was under way. Fields threw for 268 yards with a touchdown pass and a rushing TD in what could be his final home game for Chicago, and Bears dealt Atlanta’s postseason hopes a big blow, beating the Falcons 37-17 on a snowy Sunday. DJ Moore finished with nine catches for 159 yards and a touchdown, and Khalil Herbert ran for 124 yards and a score. Read more at:  https://www.espn.com/nfl/recap/_/gameId/401547627  (AP)

Chicago BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks 1 – Dallas Stars 8

Highlights:  Mason Marchment had three goals and an assistand the Dallas Stars routed the Chicago Blackhawks 8-1 on Sunday night to complete a two-game set. Tyler Seguin had a goal and two assists and Roope Hintz, Ryan Suter, Craig Smith and Sam Steel also scored. The Stars, one point out of first place in the Central Division, matched a season high in goals in their sixth consecutive home victory, two nights after topping Chicago 5-4 in overtime at American Airlines Center after trailing 2-0. Philipp Kurashev scored for the Blackhawks. They have lost 11 consecutive road games (0-10-1) and have the second-fewest points in the NHL at 24. Read more at:  https://www.espn.com/nhl/recap/_/gameId/401559798  (AP)

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