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  • Without Charles Tillman to battle, Calvin Johnson dominates Bears

    Without Charles Tillman to battle, Calvin Johnson dominates Bears
    DETROIT — Calvin Johnson and Charles Tillman had many epic battles over the past seven years. Tillman, the aggressive 6-foot-2, 198-pound Bears cornerback would shadow, nudge, bump and generally climb into the personal space of the Lions' 6-5,...
  • Huddle up: Lions' Calvin Johnson could pose big problem for Bears defense

    Huddle up: Lions' Calvin Johnson could pose big problem for Bears defense
    The Bears' season reaches a pivot point on Thanksgiving against the Lions. At 5-6, they need to beat an NFC North opponent to keep any realistic postseason hope alive. A loss would all but mathematically eliminate them from playoff contention, and it also...
  • Bears stories to watch vs. Lions

    The Chicago Bears (5-6) have kept their season alive with back-to-back wins over sub-.500 teams. Now they face a tougher test, traveling to face the Detroit Lions (7-4) on Thanksgiving Day. A win would validate a potential turnaround. A loss would all but...
  • 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'...
  • Key touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson expose suspect Bears secondary

    Key touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson expose suspect Bears secondary
    DETROIT — Bears cornerback Demontre Hurst wishes he had done a little more. Safety Brock Vereen knows he needed to make a play. Kyle Fuller could only shake his head. On a key third-and-4 early in the second quarter Thursday, three Bears defensive...
  • Lions advance playoff hopes with 34-17 win over Bears

    Lions advance playoff hopes with 34-17 win over Bears
    After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit's offense with an emphatic reminder that he's still one of the game's most dynamic players. Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half...
  • Bears must develop home-grown talent to prosper

     Bears must develop home-grown talent to prosper
    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...
  • There's no defense for the Bears' inept offense

    There's no defense for the Bears' inept offense
    DETROIT — Get away from playing last-place teams. Get back to the reality of this Bears season. A modest two-game winning streak against the down-and-out Buccaneers and scuffling Vikings was extinguished in the second quarter Thursday when the...
  • Bears without Lance Briggs, Jeremiah Ratliff vs. Lions

    Bears without Lance Briggs, Jeremiah Ratliff vs. Lions
    DETROIT -- The Chicago Bears’ defense will be shorthanded Thursday at Ford Field. Neither linebacker Lance Briggs nor defensve tackle Jeremiah Ratliff will play against the Detroit Lions, both officially inactive for the game. Briggs suffered a...
  • Even if Lions game was pass-fail, the Bears would merit collective F

    Even if Lions game was pass-fail, the Bears would merit collective F
    The Bears didn't fail as much in the running game in Thursday's 31-17 road loss to the Lions as they abandoned it. Choosing not to run into what they clearly figured was a brick wall, coach Marc Trestman tried to direct the offense around the talented...
  • 10 thoughts after Bears' loss to Lions

    10 thoughts after Bears' loss to Lions
    Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears fell 20-14 to the Detroit Lions on Sunday for their fourth consecutive loss. 1. In case of emergency, break glass. If you need a fire extinguisher, you can only hope it works after you break the glass. When you smash...