| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:48 PM
The Bears (3-5) need a victory Sunday night to maintain a realistic chance of qualifying for the playoffs. They have to get it at Lambeau Field against the 5-3 Packers, who outlasted them early and whipped them late in a 38-17 victory at Soldier Field...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 10:04 PM
GREEN BAY — If the Bears had hoped to use their time off in Week 9 to sharpen their offensive attack, the first half Sunday night at Lambeau Field instead spoke to a team that had somehow found a way to get sloppier during its time off. Much...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 10:18 PM
GREEN BAY — Apparently, there is no such thing as rock bottom for the 2014 Bears. Every time Aaron Rodgers dropped back to pass in the first half Sunday night, a new low seemed possible. Many times it became reality. Down and down the Bears plunged,...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 10:14 PM
GREEN BAY — You're on the clock, Bears Chairman George McCaskey.
Call the family together. Close the doors. Discuss the future. It's time.
It's time to re-evaluate everything: your team president, Ted Phillips; your general manager, Phil Emery;...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:25 PM
With 13 minutes, 22 seconds left in the third quarter of Sunday's game at Lambeau Field, the Packers sent Tim Masthay out to punt. It seemed like a novelty.
After all, at that point the Packers had gone 14 possessions against the Bears this season...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:34 PM
The Arizona Cardinals could pull off a season sweep.
Not only is Bruce Arians on track for his second NFL coach-of-the-year award in three seasons, but also Todd Bowles, the team's defensive coordinator, is prominent in the conversation for assistant...
| Nov 18, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — It was just as painful to watch the second time, but Chip Kelly said he won't be haunted by the memories of the worst game the Eagles have played in the season-and-a-half that he's coached the NFL team.
On Monday, Kelly sat...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Henry Melton is the one who got away from the Bears, a draft pick who panned out to become a high-level player they couldn't get under contract long term.
The defensive tackle returns Thursday night as the leader of the Cowboys pass rush. Although he...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Last week: 9-7 (6-9-1 against the spread). Season: 122-69-1 (100-91-1 against the spread).
at Bengals (8-3-1)
Bengals by 3 (over/under 47)
Ben Roethlisberger has owned Ohio, and the Steelers play teams in their division...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 10:17 PM
The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 8-8 (.500); season 153-86-1 (.640). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 7:15 PM
It was an instant classic that took a meandering eternity to unfold.
After being thoroughly outplayed for roughly 57 minutes, the Seattle Seahawks went on a forehead-slapping scoring spree Sunday to secure their second trip to the Super Bowl in two...