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Marc Trestman: Chicago Bears Still in Playoff Hunt
December 2nd, 2013 at 9:56 AM
***PHOTO1*** Despite a thoroughly disappointing overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman isn't giving up on the team's playoff chances. “There are some historical points of view that show that it doesn’t [mean the Bears can't make the playoffs].  We’ve got a long season left. We’ve got...

Slow Start Dooms Chicago Bears in Loss to St. Louis Rams
November 24th, 2013 at 5:00 PM
First the Chicago Bears allowed a 65-yard touchdown to Tavon Austin on the Rams first possession.  Then, a Matt Forte fumble led to a second St. Louis score just seconds later, and the Bears never recovered.  Chicago lost 42-21 in St. Louis, and failed to capitalize on a Detroit Lions...

Chicago Bears Outlast Storm, Baltimore Ravens for Win
November 17th, 2013 at 11:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** One of the most severe November storms in memory tore through the Midwest.  But even that couldn't keep the Chicago Bears from winning their sixth game of the season, 23-20 in overtime, over the Baltimore Ravens, and pulling in to a tie for first place in the NFC North. The game was...

Chicago Bears See “Bad Jay” Return in Loss to Detroit Lions
September 30th, 2013 at 3:27 PM
In comic books, an evil twin usually wears opposite colors and has a goatee.  On the Chicago Bears, he throws interceptions.   "Bad" Jay Cutler made his first appearance of the season for the Bears, in a loss to the Detroit Lions Sunday.  He threw three interceptions and lost a fumble....

No Lovie, No Problem. Chicago Bears Defense Keeps Rolling Under Marc Trestman
September 23rd, 2013 at 10:10 AM
***PHOTO1*** When the Chicago Bears hired offensive minded-head coach Marc Trestman in the offseason, many fans worried it meant the end of the team's suffocating and opportunistic defense.  But after three games it's clear; the reports of the demise of the Bears' defense have been greatly exaggerated. Chicago's defense once again proved...

Chicago Bears Victory Monday; How the Bears Beat the Cincinnati Bengals
September 9th, 2013 at 11:22 AM
***PHOTO1*** It took a patented (well, soon to be maybe) Jay Cutler second-half comeback, but the Chicago Bears found a way to win their season opener 24-21 over the Cincinnati Bengals. Yes, the defense turned the Bengals over on three occasions.  Yes, at times it seemed like the Bengals coaching staff was...

Chicago Bears Come Back from 11 Points Down to Beat Cincinnati Bengals
September 8th, 2013 at 3:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jay Cutler hasn't been known for second-half comebacks in his Chicago Bears career, but that could be changing after he led his team back from an 11-point deficit to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the season opener. Cutler completed 21 of 33 passes, for 242 yards, two touchdowns and an interception....

Chicago Bears Flash Glimmer of Offensive Potential Against Oakland Raiders
August 24th, 2013 at 11:33 AM
***PHOTO1*** It must have been a heck of a pep talk from "Da Coach," Mike Ditka, in practice this week.  Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler sliced the Oakland Raider defense for 142 yards and a touchdown, running back Matt Forte powered his way to 76 yards, and that was in just a...

Chicago Bears Win; Still Miss Out on Playoffs
December 30th, 2012 at 7:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Minnesota Vikings were not only able to beat the Green Bay Packers today, but in turn also knocked the Chicago Bears out of the playoff picture. The Vikings locked up the No. 6 and final seed in the NFC, and the Chicago Bears are going home, despite their narrow...

Chicago Bears Prove They Can Beat the Non-Elite in Thrashing of Arizona Cardinals
December 24th, 2012 at 12:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears kept their playoff chances alive Sunday by dismantling the Arizona Cardinals 28-13, in a game that wasn't as close as the score suggests. The Bears improve to 9-6 on the season, but still remain behind the Minnesota Vikings in their search for a playoff birth. The defense returned to...

Chicago Bears Lose to Green Bay Packers for Second Time This Season; Packers Clinch NFC North
December 17th, 2012 at 8:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** Aaron Rodgers connected with James Jones three times for scores to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 21-13 victory over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field Sunday. It marks the second time this season that the Packers beat the Bears, and this win clinched them the NFC North Division. The...

Adrian Peterson Runs All Over Chicago Bears in 21-14 Minnesota Vikings Win
December 10th, 2012 at 10:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** Adrian Peterson continues to amaze week in and week out. When the Minnesota Vikings have the ball, teams could put 11 guys in the box and he's still run wild. Everyone knows he's getting the ball, and he's still able to accumulate big, timely plays for his team. It started on the...

Seattle Seahawks Shock Chicago Bears at Soldier Field Behind Russell Wilson Late Game Heroics
December 3rd, 2012 at 8:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** With the NFC playoff race as tight as it is, Russell Wilson had a message for his teammates when they took possession of the ball at their own three-yard line, down 14-10 late in the fourth quarter. "I just told the guys, 'This is what the season comes down to, right...

Chicago Bears Sunday Recap: Jay Cutler MVP?
November 27th, 2012 at 8:04 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears came away with a much needed divisional win Sunday, to the tune of 28-10 against the Minnesota Vikings. Jay Cutler returned to action after missing last week's game because of a concussion and threw for 188 yards and a touchdown. The win improved the Bears to 8-3 and...

Chicago Bears Lose NFC North Lead with Loss to San Francisco 49ers
November 20th, 2012 at 1:35 PM
***VIDEO1*** Put the Chicago Bears in Candlestick Park, and you have a recipe for disaster. This is Chicago's eighth straight loss in San Francisco, and on Monday they were embarrassed by a score of 32-7 by the San Francisco 49ers. Sure, the No. 1 excuse for the Bears can be that Jay...

Aldon Smith Embarrasses Chicago Bears’ Offensive Line in 32-7 San Francisco 49er Victory
November 20th, 2012 at 7:33 AM
***VIDEO1*** Pancake blocks are a stat usually kept for offensive lineman in the NFL. On Monday night, Aldon Smith pancaked a plethora of Chicago Bears lineman on his way to Jason Campbell 5.5 times -- a new Monday Night Football record. Whether he was matched up on J'Marcus Webb or Gabe Carimi,...

Houston Texans Knock Out Jay Cutler, Shut Down Chicago Bears
November 12th, 2012 at 2:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** In the most anticipated matchup of Week 10, the Houston Texans came out with a 13-6 victory over the Chicago Bears to move to eight wins on the season. It was an ugly game, but Texan players were just happy to escape with a win. "I think we showed them we can...

Chicago Bears Embarrass Tennessee Titans 51-20
November 5th, 2012 at 9:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** The rule with the Tennessee Titans is to not let them hang around as they are 3-1 in games decided by seven points or less. Chicago accomplished that wish scores in all three phases of the game in the first quarter Sunday en route to a 51-20 win. Chicago (7-1) was...

Jay Cutler: “I’d Boo Us Too” After Poor First Half Vs. Carolina Panthers in 23-22 Win
October 29th, 2012 at 2:02 PM
***VIDEO1*** Walking into the locker room at halftime of the Chicago Bears game Sunday vs. the Carolina Panthers, quarterback Jay Cutler received plenty of booing from the home town crowd as they wouldn't call themselves thrilled with the poor first half performance. Chicago was down 13-7, Cutler had been sacked six times,...

Chicago Bears Survive Scare Vs. Carolina Panthers
October 28th, 2012 at 10:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears should consider themselves lucky to come away with a 23-22 victory against the Carolina Panthers at home in Week 8. Robbie Gould nailed a 41-yard field goal as time expired to give the Bears (6-1) the win. The win keeps Chicago ahead in the NFC North by two in...