| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Jared Allen knew the dysfunction had become irreversible, the drama too great to steer clear of.
Allen's team, which entered the season with Super Bowl aspirations, had hit a frustrating skid, the tension intensifying after each new failure.
| Nov 9, 2014
| 10:24 PM
GREEN BAY — Get before your Ditka shrine and pray to the football powers that the Bears quit Sunday night at Lambeau Field.
The alternative is pondering the possibility they are miserably outclassed in talent when compared to the Packers, who...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 7:57 PM
With Oakland winning and Arizona losing — two of the oddities from Week 12 — about the only sure bet in the NFL these days is that the New England Patriots are going to come through. And come through big.
That was the case again Sunday, as...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:20 PM
Oh, the possibilities.
After 19 weeks of games, the NFL has narrowed its field to four teams — Seattle, Green Bay, New England and Indianapolis — with four possible Super Bowl permutations.
This weekend's conference title games are...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Beyond individual accomplishments, which should never be discounted, the only thing on the line for the Bears on Sunday in Minnesota is draft status.
With a win, the Bears will finish third in the NFC North and pick between No. 8 and No. 11 in the first...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Ernie Accorsi started as a sportswriter, which isn't the main reason he's the right consultant for the Bears. He began his NFL career in public relations for the Baltimore Colts, where Johnny Unitas was the quarterback.
When he became general manager of...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:34 PM
It was with a nod to the franchise's past and year of inception that George McCaskey changed the address of Halas Hall to 1920 Football Drive in 2011 shortly after taking the reins of the Bears as chairman of the board.
He's still trying to point the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:19 PM
• The Seattle Seahawks win their first Super Bowl ring with a 43-8 pounding of the Denver Broncos, a game pitting a smothering defense against Peyton Manning's high-octane Broncos offense. "Watching the film coming into the week, we'd...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 11:09 AM
The Chicago Bears (3-6) are adrift after their second straight non-competitive loss. The 55-14 drubbing by the Packers established a new low for the franchise in general manager Phil Emery’s tenure.
There were no coaching staff changes in the...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 5:02 PM
A rookie should be seen and not heard.
Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has got the first part of that covered. He has been seen out on the town, seen courtside at Cavaliers games, and, until now, seen each Sunday on the sideline....
| Jan 9, 2015
| 11:10 PM
The Patriots had the benefit of a week off after their regular-season finale.
So what else is new?
This is the fifth consecutive season the Patriots have had one of the AFC's top two seeds, allowing them to sit out the wild-card round. They claimed...