| Mar 24, 2011
| 2:37 PM
I’d like to tell you that I made the confession at the start of the second quarter, with the ball on the 30-yard line and the score 14-6. I’d like to tell you that I didn’t know the first names of only two players on the field and wasn&...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 7:39 PM
As Charles Tillman raced past Matthew Stafford, the Lions quarterback turned to no one in particular and threw up his arms in bewilderment.
Tillman was on the way to the end zone with a 44-yard interception return, the second pick returned for a score at...
| Sep 11, 2009
| 1:28 AM
Two Sundays ago, we combed the rosters of Florida's colleges and ranked the state's top 25 players -- regardless of class -- relative to their NFL prospects. We had some fun with it, picking UF defensive end Carlos Dunlap, a projected top five selection...
| Nov 12, 2006
| 11:06 PM
After barely hanging on during a dismal first half Sunday night, the Bears crushed the Giants with 28 points in less than 25 minutes of the second half for a 38-20 victory over a team that didn't show them much respect before the game.
The result was a...
| Dec 3, 2006
| 8:51 PM
It was a victory for a division championship that was anything but cause for celebration. The Bears lost their best defensive lineman, Tommie Harris, with an apparent knee injury. Their Pro Bowl cornerback, Nathan Vasher, left the game with a strained...
| Nov 16, 2008
| 7:50 PM
As he brushed off his suit jacket in the locker room, Lance Briggs tried his best to explain how the Packers had undressed the free-falling Bears defense.
"Nothing was effective," the Pro Bowl linebacker said. "We didn't do what we wanted to do, and they...
| Nov 23, 2008
| 6:46 PM
Devin Hester playfully referred to it as "Secret Weapon No. 5," but the rest of the NFL knows it as the "Wildcat" offense.
The direct snap to the running back has been a staple in the Miami Dolphins' attack all season. Suddenly, it has become part of the...
| Dec 8, 2008
| 6:41 AM
Alex Brown wasn't ashamed to admit it.
The Bears defensive end was too curious not to notice what was happening in Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.
"We peeked up every now and then at the scoreboard," Brown said. "But we had to make sure we took care of our...
| Dec 11, 2008
| 10:41 PM
As Devin Hester sprinted down the field, Bears fans got to their feet, figuring victory was at hand.
Hester didn't catch Kyle Orton's deep pass in overtime Thursday night, but the Saints helped him out.
Safety Roman Harper, beaten badly on the play,...
| Dec 28, 2008
| 1:26 PM
Adewale Ogunleye's eyes boiled with anger as he glanced at the statistics sheet. He shook his head, then fired the booklet into a nearby trash bin.
Indeed, the Bears' playoffs chances went straight into the garbage on Sunday.
All postseason hope...
| Aug 16, 2008
| 10:14 PM
It's not a pattern the Bears want to establish going into the regular season, but the defense picked up the slack as the offense struggled Saturday night.
Brandon Coutu's fifth field goal of the game gave the Seattle Seahawks a 29-26 win in overtime, but...