| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The Lions are coming to Chicago on Sunday, with both teams tied atop the NFC North at 5-3. For the Bears, 2013 has been a season in transition—they still have a star unit, but it's the offense, not the defense, that's turning heads.
So in honor of...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum.
1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:19 AM
You couldn’t miss Jay Cutler’s spreading the ball around in the Bears’ first-half vivisection of the Oakland Raiders on Friday.
I mean, he threw to three different tight ends in the first quarter alone, or two tight ends and the...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The Bears weren’t ready to start the game. Again.
They were undisciplined. Again.
They were mistake-prone. Again.
They couldn’t stop the run. Again.
That’s on the coach. A lot of the Bears’ inexplicably awful performance in...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Jay Cutler was hurt. It was obvious. He was hobbling. Limping. His magically healed torn groin had to be some kind of issue.
Same goes for his hand, which was slammed on a blitz. And his ankle, which was rolled in the second quarter. Just say his entire...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Sometimes I wish I didn't know anything about football.
Because if I didn't, I might have enjoyed Sunday's two-point disaster against Detroit. I might even be smiling now, just like the bartender who served me and my friends during the game.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:01 AM
The decision to leave injured, inaccurate Jay Cutler in the game, a two-point conversion play that passed out of a run formation, a gift second-chance that ran out of a passing formation, going for it on fourth-and-1 in the first half of a tied game ---...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:39 PM
The Ravens have already faced the Denver Broncos’ trio of Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker, and prolific wide receiver duos like Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb of the Green Bay Packers and A.J. Green and Marvin Jones of the Cincinnati...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:29 AM
The Ravens snapped a three-game losing streak last week, but many of the same issues lingered in their overtime win, none more critical than the running game. They have topped 100 yards on the ground just once, but my crystal ball tells me that their 2.8-...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Vikings 23, Bears 20
Strategy: The Vikings offense is built around the talents of Adrian Peterson, who is inarguably the NFL's best running back. They put the ball in his hands as much as possible, and they might trot out their fullback and heavy sets...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Not to diminish Josh McCown’s terrific game Monday night, but the Cowboys came in with the worst defense in the league.
Worse even than the Bears’.
Sure, McCown showed poise in finding open receivers downfield and even showed some shake in...