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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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • On The Fly: Breakout Game For Lions' Calvin Johnson

    On The Fly: Breakout Game For Lions' Calvin Johnson
    Thanksgiving brought a reminder that Calvin Johnson, despite recent struggles and criticism, is just fine. He had 11 receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns as the Lions overcame an early deficit and crushed the Bears, 34-17. That's two in a row on...
  • 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...
  • Two words for Trestman, Cutler and others: good and bye

    Two words for Trestman, Cutler and others: good and bye
    Does it really matter what Marc Trestman says anymore? Unless it’s goodbye, I mean. Same deal, Phil Emery and Mel Tucker. Ditto, Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall. All of you can go. After that collapse in Detroit in the biggest game of the...
  • Well, that's settled: season on scrap heap, playoff scenarios a mirage

    Well, that's settled: season on scrap heap, playoff scenarios a mirage
    DETROIT — After sacking Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford late in the third quarter of Thursday's 34-17 loss to the Lions at Ford Field, Bears defensive end Willie Young started performing for the Thanksgiving Day crowd. Young cast an imaginary...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (knee) misses second half

    Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (knee) misses second half
    Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline sustained a left knee injury in the first half of Monday night's game against the New York Jets and didn't return for the second half. Hartline initially suffered the knee injury in the first quarter, but...
  • Fantasy Wild Card Wednesday: Top 5 reasons you're not in the playoffs

    Fantasy Wild Card Wednesday: Top 5 reasons you're not in the playoffs
    This is for my players who are out of the game. I mean my fantasy football players who are suddenly finished with their favorite pastime after not qualifying for their league's playoffs. You don't know what's worse: being out of contention by Week 8...