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Key to Victory: Chicago Bears Vs. Cincinnati Bengals
September 5th, 2013 at 1:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears host the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon to open the regular season, in a matchup of two teams trying to elevate themselves into elite status.  The Bengals are a chic pick to come out of the AFC, while the Bears are adjusting to a new staff and scheme....

Chicago Bears Bring Dangerous ‘O’ According to Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowler Geno Atkins
September 4th, 2013 at 12:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** For the second straight year, the Chicago Bears enter the regular season full of offensive hope and promise.  But after finishing in the top half of the NFL on that side of the ball just once in the last 11 years, they’ve got a ways to go before proving their...

What to Watch for in the Chicago Bears Preseason Finale
August 27th, 2013 at 1:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** Now that Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has announced that he won't be playing the majority of the team's starters in the final preseason game, it's time for the young players to show what they've got.  Here's a list of players Bears fans should be watching Thursday night against...

Best/Worst Case for the Chicago Bears’ Offense at the Oakland Raiders
August 23rd, 2013 at 10:38 AM
The Chicago Bears are in the Bay Area for their third (and most important) preseason matchup, this time against the Oakland Raiders.  As the Bears go for their final "dress rehearsal," we take a look at the best and worse case scenarios for the offense... with a dramatic twist. Jay Cutler: Spaceballs Best...

Chicago Bears Vs Detroit Lions: Week 17 Injury Report and Preview
December 30th, 2012 at 10:26 AM
Chicago Bears Pos Player Injury NFL Status RB Armando Allen KNEE QUESTIONABLE S Chris Conte HAMSTRING OUT LB Blake Costanzo CALF OUT RB Matt Forte ANKLE PROBABLE CB Tim Jennings SHOULDER PROBABLE DT Henry Melton CHEST QUESTIONABLE T Jonathan Scott HAMSTRING PROBABLE CB Charles Tillman RIBS, ELBOW PROBABLE LB Brian Urlacher HAMSTRING DOUBTFUL Detroit Lions Pos Player Injury NFL Status S Don Carey KNEE PROBABLE S Louis Delmas KNEE QUESTIONABLE CB Chris Houston HAMSTRING, HIP QUESTIONABLE WR Calvin Johnson KNEE, ANKLE PROBABLE TE Brandon Pettigrew ANKLE DOUBTFUL RB Kevin Smith THUMB PROBABLE DE Kyle Vanden Bosch NOT INJURY RELATED PROBABLE *** Prior to the start of the season, when people saw this game on the schedule for the final week, they likely thought it would...

Chicago Bears Vs Arizona Cardinals: Week 16 Injury Report and Preview
December 23rd, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Chicago Bears Pos Player Injury NFL Status WR Earl Bennett CONCUSSION QUESTIONABLE LB Blake Costanzo CALF QUESTIONABLE LB Geno Hayes KNEE PROBABLE CB Tim Jennings SHOULDER QUESTIONABLE WR Brandon Marshall HAMSTRING PROBABLE DE Shea McClellin KNEE PROBABLE DT Henry Melton CHEST DOUBTFUL T Jonathan Scott HAMSTRING QUESTIONABLE LB Brian Urlacher HAMSTRING OUT Arizona Cardinals Pos Player Injury NFL Status DE Calais Campbell CALF PROBABLE WR Early Doucet CONCUSSION OUT LB Quentin Groves FOOT QUESTIONABLE TE Rob Housler KNEE QUESTIONABLE S Rashad Johnson HAMSTRING QUESTIONABLE TE Mike Leach BACK, SHOULDER PROBABLE T Nate Potter KNEE QUESTIONABLE S James Sanders CALF QUESTIONABLE RB Anthony Sherman KNEE QUESTIONABLE DE Ronald Talley ANKLE QUESTIONABLE CB Greg Toler HAMSTRING PROBABLE DT Dan Williams HAMSTRING QUESTIONABLE *** If the Chicago Bears don't win this game, their playoff hopes are all but gone, and Lovie Smith might actually be fired on the...

Chicago Bears Vs Green Bay Packers: Week 15 Injury Report and Preview
December 16th, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Chicago Bears Pos Player Injury NFL Status WR Earl Bennett CONCUSSION OUT LB Lance Briggs KNEE, HIP PROBABLE RB Michael Bush RIBS QUESTIONABLE QB Jay Cutler NECK, KNEE PROBABLE TE Kellen Davis KNEE PROBABLE LB Geno Hayes KNEE QUESTIONABLE CB Tim Jennings SHOULDER OUT DE Shea McClellin KNEE DOUBTFUL DT Henry Melton CHEST DOUBTFUL DT Stephen Paea FOOT PROBABLE T Jonathan Scott SHOULDER PROBABLE G Chris Spencer KNEE PROBABLE CB Charles Tillman SHOULDER PROBABLE DT Matt Toeaina KNEE QUESTIONABLE LB Brian Urlacher HAMSTRING OUT Green Bay Packers Pos Player Injury NFL Status WR Donald Driver THUMB QUESTIONABLE CB Davon House ILLNESS PROBABLE G T.J. Lang ANKLE PROBABLE LB Terrell Manning SHOULDER QUESTIONABLE LB Clay Matthews HAMSTRING PROBABLE S Jerron McMillian BACK PROBABLE DE Mike Neal SHOULDER PROBABLE WR Jordy Nelson HAMSTRING OUT T Marshall Newhouse WRIST PROBABLE G Josh Sitton HIP QUESTIONABLE RB James Starks KNEE OUT DE C.J. Wilson KNEE OUT S Charles Woodson COLLARBONE OUT DL Johnny Jolly Suspension OUT *** You know how you know it's Week 15? Look at the lists. Both teams have...

Brandon Marhsall Calls Chicago Bears Vs Green Bay Packers Rematch ‘Personal’
December 13th, 2012 at 11:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** Sunday will mark the "biggest game" of Brandon Marshall's career and he also considers it "personal." The Chicago Bears will have a rematch with the Green Bay Packers, and if anyone remembers the first meeting, it wasn't pretty for Chicago fans. "I had this game marked since we played them last. I...

Chicago Bears Vs Minnesota Vikings: Week 14 Injury Report and Preview
December 9th, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Chicago Bears Pos Player Injury NFL Status WR Earl Bennett CONCUSSION OUT T Gabe Carimi HAMSTRING PROBABLE WR Alshon Jeffery KNEE PROBABLE CB Tim Jennings SHOULDER OUT DT Stephen Paea FOOT QUESTIONABLE G Chris Spencer KNEE QUESTIONABLE LB Brian Urlacher HAMSTRING OUT Minnesota Vikings Pos Player Injury NFL Status P Chris Kluwe LEFT KNEE PROBABLE T Phil Loadholt KNEE PROBABLE C John Sullivan RIBS, KNEE PROBABLE *** As the season has worn on, the Chicago Bears have become weaker across the board. All of a sudden, the leader on the defense, Brian Urlacher, may be done for the year. Tim Jennings,...

Chicago Bears Vs. Seattle Seahawks: Week 13 Injury Report
December 2nd, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Chicago Bears Name                                      Pos      Injury                           Status Kellen Davis TE Ankle Probable Matt Forte RB Ankle Probable Devin Hester WR Concussion Out Stephen Paea DT Shoulder Probable Brian Urlacher LB -- -- Edwin Williams G Shoulder Probable Charles Tillman CB Ankle Probable Alshon Jeffery WR Knee Doubtful Lance Briggs LB Ankle Probable Chris Spencer G Knee Out Seattle Seahawks Name Position Injury Game Status Marcus Trufant CB Hamstring Doubtful Sidney Rice WR Calf Questionable Red Bryant DE Foot Questionable Marshawn Lynch RB Back Probable Greg Scruggs DE Oblique Probable LeRoy Hill LB Ankle Questionable ** Last week against the Minnesota Vikings was a rough one for the Chicago Bears. They won the game, but saw many players go down due to injury. Luckily...

Chicago Bears Vs. Seattle Seahawks: Keys to Victory
December 1st, 2012 at 4:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** The records may indicate otherwise, but this week's matchup between the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks is a matchup between two very similar teams. Both key on establishing the run, want their stars in the secondary to make plays and can create pressure on the opposing quarterback with their front four....

Matt Forte, Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs All Expect to Play Sunday
December 1st, 2012 at 1:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** A plethora of Chicago Bears were unable to finish Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, but following a week of rest and practice, many believe they'll be able to give it a go. Matt Forte, Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs all left Sunday with apparent ankle injuries, and all believe they...

Chicago Bears Vs. Minnesota Vikings: Keys to Victory
November 25th, 2012 at 11:12 AM
***PHOTO1*** For the first time this season, the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings will face off in a game with major playoff implications. The Bears just lost the division lead last week, and sit at 7-3 with the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings aren't far behind at 6-4, and a win today...

Chicago Bears Vs. Minnesota Vikings: Week 12 Injury Report
November 25th, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Chicago Bears Pos Player Injury NFL Status LB Lance Briggs THUMB PROBABLE QB Jason Campbell RIBS PROBABLE QB Jay Cutler CONCUSSION QUESTIONABLE TE Kellen Davis ANKLE QUESTIONABLE WR Alshon Jeffery KNEE OUT G Lance Louis ANKLE PROBABLE WR Brandon Marshall SHOULDER PROBABLE DE Shea McClellin CONCUSSION PROBABLE DT Stephen Paea SHOULDER PROBABLE DE Julius Peppers THIGH PROBABLE DT Matt Toeaina CALF PROBABLE Minnesota Vikings Pos Player Injury NFL Status DE Jared Allen SHOULDER PROBABLE WR Stephen Burton ANKLE PROBABLE DT Letroy Guion FOOT QUESTIONABLE WR Percy Harvin ANKLE OUT WR Michael Jenkins FOOT PROBABLE G Charlie Johnson TOE QUESTIONABLE P Chris Kluwe LEFT KNEE PROBABLE RB Adrian Peterson ANKLE PROBABLE CB Antoine Winfield KNEE PROBABLE *** What a difference a few weeks make. Not long ago, the Bears' injury report was virtually empty. They did a great job of limiting their...

Brandon Marshall Very Frustrated After Chicago Bears Loss to San Francisco 49ers
November 20th, 2012 at 9:03 AM
***VIDEO1*** Brandon Marshall was visibly upset throughout the Chicago Bears loss to the San Francisco 49ers Monday night, and his frustration escalated near the end of the game when he couldn't corral a pass along the sideline. First reports said Marshall became involved in a verbal altercation with teammate Matt Forte following...

Chicago Bears Vs. San Francisco 49ers: Week 11 Injury Report
November 19th, 2012 at 1:29 PM
Chicago Bears Pos Player Injury NFL Status QB Jay Cutler CONCUSSION OUT WR Alshon Jeffery HAND PROBABLE DE Shea McClellin CONCUSSION OUT DT Henry Melton BACK PROBABLE DT Matt Toeaina CALF OUT San Francisco 49ers Pos Player Injury NFL Status CB Chris Culliver SHOULDER PROBABLE RB Anthony Dixon HAMSTRING PROBABLE S Dashon Goldson RIBS PROBABLE LB Tavares Gooden ELBOW, QUADRICEPS PROBABLE C Jonathan Goodwin ANKLE PROBABLE RB Frank Gore RIBS, WRIST PROBABLE G Mike Iupati QUADRICEPS PROBABLE WR Mario Manningham SHOULDER PROBABLE QB Alex Smith CONCUSSION OUT DT Will Tukuafu WRIST PROBABLE LB Patrick Willis SHOULDER PROBABLE ** After the injury report being relatively quiet for the Chicago Bears for most of the season, now, their quarterback is listed. Jay Cutler has been declared out...

Chicago Bears Vs. San Francisco 49ers: Battle of the Backups
November 19th, 2012 at 11:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers are two teams built relatively similar. Each features a top tier defensive unit, power running game and average passing attack. For both teams, the passing attacks will be in new hands as each team will throw it's second-string quarterback on the field Monday night. Last...

Chicago Bears Vs. Houston Texans: Week 10 Injury Report
November 11th, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Chicago Bears Pos Player Injury NFL Status DE Israel Idonije ANKLE PROBABLE WR Alshon Jeffery HAND DOUBTFUL DT Henry Melton BACK PROBABLE DT Matt Toeaina CALF DOUBTFUL Houston Texans LB Bryan Braman NECK PROBABLE RB James Casey ILLNESS PROBABLE NT Shaun Cody RIBS OUT TE Owen Daniels BACK QUESTIONABLE S Quintin Demps THUMB, FOREARM PROBABLE WR Lestar Jean KNEE PROBABLE CB Johnathan Joseph QUADRICEPS PROBABLE S Shiloh Keo BACK PROBABLE CB Brice McCain KNEE PROBABLE NT Earl Mitchell ANKLE PROBABLE LB Jesse Nading FOOT, NECK PROBABLE DE Antonio Smith ANKLE PROBABLE G Wade Smith KNEE PROBABLE RB Ben Tate HAMSTRING OUT WR Kevin Walter GROIN PROBABLE QB T.J. Yates RIGHT ELBOW PROBABLE ** It's still a relatively quiet list for Chicago. Don't expect to see Alshon Jeffery suit up, but Melton and Idonije should be good to...

Chicago Bears’ Charles Tillman Will Play Against Houston Texans; Baby Due Monday
November 8th, 2012 at 1:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will in fact play Sunday night against the Houston Texans ***PHOTO2*** Tillman stirred things up the other day when he tweeted about the possibility of him missing the game to be with his wife as she goes into labor. It was a surprising reaction by the many,...

Chicago Bears Vs. Tennessee Titans: Game Preview
November 4th, 2012 at 6:04 AM
***VIDEO1*** The Chicago Bears will take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 9, in a game they should win to improve their 6-1 record. Chicago comes into the game ranked in the Top 10 in the NFL in both scoring offense and defense. They are one of four teams in the league...