| 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...
| Aug 16, 2009
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Jay Cutler Era in Chicago all but started with a thud.
The Bears' 27-20 loss to the Bills in their exhibition opener Saturday night was supposed to be a sneak peak of what type of firepower Cutler would inject into the offense....
| 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...
| Sep 14, 2009
| 1:37 PM
| Sep 16, 2009
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| Sep 28, 2009
SEATTLE -- After another slow start and fast finish, this one by a 25-19 score over the Seahawks, the Bears are starting to look like the tortoises of the NFL.
Except they keep winning plays with the speed of a hare.
This time, it was Johnny Knox and...
| Oct 5, 2009
The Bears were outgained and shown up by a rookie hotshot quarterback. Their offense was atrocious on third downs, and they lost their two best wide receivers to injuries in the course of the game.
But this one will feel good, really good, for every...
| Oct 26, 2009
CINCINNATI -- The Bears' 45-10 loss to the Bengals on Sunday challenged the axiom that it is better to give than receive.
The Bengals received to the tune of five touchdown catches. The Bears gave way beyond the point where it hurt.
And there was no...
| Nov 2, 2009
By halftime, Walter Payton was being remembered, but the Bears' 35-point loss to the Bengals was being forgotten. Perfect.
"What happened last Sunday?" coach Lovie Smith said with a straight face.
The Bears needed their friends from Cleveland to help...
| Nov 13, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO -- Lovie Smith plugged up the hole that was leaking points, but he didn't have enough fingers to plug the hole that starting leaking interceptions. And the hole that starting leaking penalty yardage.
And so the Bears ended up all wet again....