| Jan 4, 2015
| 6:24 AM
The clock is ticking. And the Bears know it.
When the plume of smoke finally lifted from Black Monday last week, five head coaching positions and two general manager jobs had opened. The Bears joined the Jets as the only teams with both vacancies. And...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 12:03 PM
If the Bears are indeed transitioning to a 3-4 defense under the new coaching staff, how would you rank the need for positions to be filled? What are the most important positions? -- Larson Boy, New York
Good question and one that is a little...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Last week in parentheses.
1. Patriots 7-2 (1): Tom Brady says key to his success at this point in his career is an early bed time.
2. Cardinals 8-1 (2): Drew Stanton 2-1 as a starter already this season so no reason to believe this heads south with...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 7:06 PM
It started when Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry experienced some chest discomfort during Thursday's game at Oakland. Now it has evolved into something far more ominous.
Berry, who underwent a weekend of tests at the University of Kansas Medical...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Michigan has contacted the San Francisco 49ers regarding Coach Jim Harbaugh's status, the NFL team's general manager acknowledged.
"As long as it's handled correctly, [it's OK], and I think the University of Michigan, in reaching out, did handle it...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Last week: 6-8 (2-12 against the spread)
Season: 102-58-1 (83-78 against the spread)
Buccaneers (2-8) at Bears (4-6)
Noon Sunday, FOX-32
Bears by 6 (O/U 46.5)
Watching tape of Mike Evans has to give the Bears chills. But the Buccaneers don't...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 10:51 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 8-5 (.615); season 96-50-1 (.658). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Last week: 8-5 (5-8 against the spread)
Season: 96-50-1 (81-66 against the spread)
Vikings (4-5) at Bears (3-6)
Noon Sunday, CBS-2
Bears by 3 (O/U 46)
While the Vikings are rested, the Bears are reeling. They have yet to win at home and have...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:26 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears’ season ended Sunday with a 13-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium, the eighth loss in the last 10 games and likely the end of the Marc Trestman era.
1. Has Marc Trestman been using the wrong...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson did not appear at a scheduled disciplinary hearing with the NFL on Friday after agreeing to attend last week, according to ESPN.
The NFL claimed that Peterson refused to give the league an alternative...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Cullen Jenkins said the approach is the same, whether you are the best team in the league or the worst. Funny he should mention that because the Giants are, in fact, the worst team in the league — when it comes to defense.
"You try to master your...