| Aug 21, 2008
| 10:33 PM
A visibly frustrated Hunter Hillenmeyer couldn't think of any way to put a positive spin on the Bears' defensive performance in Thursday night's 37-30 exhibition loss to San Francisco.
"I don't remember being a part of a worse effort by a defense," the...
| Sep 7, 2008
| 10:31 PM
After compiling the most rushing yards for a Bears rookie in a debut, Matt Forte calmly sat down at his locker, oblivious to the hype surrounding his 123-yard, one-touchdown performance.
"I'm glad we won, but I'm not going to go crazy over it," Forte...
| Sep 28, 2008
| 10:50 PM
There was no need for an impromptu pep talk from Mike Brown or Brian Urlacher, no need for Lovie Smith to be anything but his typically reserved self.
The Bears' defense knew what was at stake as their grasp on a four-point lead Sunday night started to...
| Nov 29, 2007
| 8:18 PM
Numbers mean little to Alex Brown.
Forget that the trio of defensive ends Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck has combined for 25.5 of the Giants' NFL-high 38 sacks this season.
Ignore that the Bears' defensive-end trio of Brown,...
| Dec 2, 2007
| 10:13 PM
One stop. That's all the Bears needed.
A defense that created four turnovers and helped make New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning look like a third-stringer for much of the day needed one final stand to assure back-to-back wins for the first time this...
| Dec 6, 2007
| 10:56 PM
Never mind that Rex Grossman had been knocked out of the game in the first quarter with a serious injury to his left leg. The Bears needed all of 1 yard to alter the outcome of Thursday night's 24-16 loss to the Redskins at FedEx Field.
| Dec 27, 2007
| 4:39 PM
Kyle Orton . . . gunslinger?
Drew Brees used that word to describe his successor at Purdue, where quarterbacks practically are issued a holster and ammo clip with their playbooks.
But in the NFL, the Bears have yet to equip Orton with any schematic...
| 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....
| Apr 2, 2009
Jerry Angelo made it clear the Bears were "in it to win it.'' And they did.
The Bears acquired Pro Bowl quarterback Jay Cutler from the Denver Broncos on Thursday in exchange for quarterback Kyle Orton, this year's first- and third-round picks and a 2010...