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  • Inexperienced players on defense turn tide for Bears in victory

    Inexperienced players on defense turn tide for Bears in victory
    When the measuring chain extended beyond the ball, and the Bears' 21-13 win over the Buccaneers was secured, Demontre Hurst sprinted down the field toward nowhere in particular. He high-stepped and flailed, exuberance on full display. A dominant...
  • Eagles notebook: Special teams spark another victory

    Eagles notebook: Special teams spark another victory
    — Barely 1 second had ticked off the game clock on Sunday before rookie wide receiver Josh Huff, admittedly beset by faulty, confused play all season, made another questionable decision. He had fielded a healthy opening kickoff 7 yards deep in the...
  • Brad Biggs' NFL power rankings

    Brad Biggs' NFL power rankings
    Last week in parentheses. 1. Patriots 9-2 (1): They have scored 170 points in their last four games during their seven-game winning streak. 2. Packers 8-3 (3): Nine weeks before Super Bowl XLIX, will we see a preview Sunday as the Patriots visit...
  • Bears rookie safety Brock Vereen has a lot to work on

    Upon reviewing Thursday's 34-17 loss to the Lions, Bears rookie safety Brock Vereen reached a predictable conclusion. In surrendering 383 passing yards, the secondary never made the impact it desired. "We had opportunities to make plays, we just didn'...
  • Eagles report card: Improvement over last week

    Eagles report card: Improvement over last week
    OFFENSE: B Balanced attack that produced 462 yards and 26 first downs was kept from being perfect by two more interceptions and some red-zone failures that this team cannot afford against better competition these next three weeks. DEFENSE: C- A...
  • 10 thoughts after the Bears' loss to Lions

    10 thoughts after the Bears' loss to Lions
    DETROIT – Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears fell to 5-7 with a 34-17 loss to the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ford Field. 1. With about four minutes remaining in the game, Lions vice president of communications Bill Keenist, leaned over and...
  • Four reasons the Bears can give thanks

    Four reasons the Bears can give thanks
    Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: Thanksgiving, of course. The Bears will spend their Thanksgiving in Detroit, engaged...
  • Short week means no practices for Bears before meeting Lions

    With a short turnaround between Sunday's 21-13 victory over the Buccaneers and Thursday's NFC North game against the Lions at Ford Field, Bears coach Marc Trestman and his staff have had to modify their typical game-week preparation routine. Players had...
  • Willie Young eagerly anticipating his return to Detroit

    Willie Young eagerly anticipating his return to Detroit
    Bears defensive end Willie Young isn’t hiding his giddiness this week. He admits he’s eager to get back to Detroit for Thursday’s game against the Lions, looking forward to connecting with old teammates and hoping to leave Ford Field...
  • Rice needs to be apologetic, forthcoming to rebuild image

    Rice needs to be apologetic, forthcoming to rebuild image
    As former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice tries to rehabilitate an image sullied by domestic violence — a crucial step in restarting his NFL career — branding experts and sports analysts say he faces a straightforward, yet imposing task:...
  • Jay Cutler says Bears must 'get creative' against Lions

    Jay Cutler says Bears must 'get creative' against Lions
    The Chicago Bears have not consistently established their vertical passing game this season, as opponents have prioritized taking that away and testing quarterback Jay Cutler’s willingness to check down. Stretching the defense figures to be a...