| Dec 15, 2014
| 10:22 PM
Jay Cutler seemed to spend more time chatting with Drew Brees on the field than he did with the local media after the Bears' 31-15 loss to the Saints on Monday night at Soldier Field.
"We were just talking about family and kids," Brees confided. "We get...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:52 PM
The Chicago Bears played a prime time game Monday night against a 5-8 opponent with a struggling defense and still couldn't keep from tripping over themselves. The Bears fell behind 24-0 after three quarters, then staggered to a 31-15 loss to the New...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 4:45 PM
Jake Delhomme's work day usually started before sunrise. The Panthers quarterback from 2003-09 would pull into team headquarters around 6 a.m. and grab a cup of coffee, maybe loosen up in the hot tub. Then he'd settle into the film room to continue...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 3:47 PM
Once more, with feeling.
For the third time, it's Peyton Manning versus Andrew Luck, and Sunday the stakes are higher than they've ever been, with the winner moving on and the loser done for the season.
Last season, in Manning's first return to...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:46 PM
History drifts throughout the corridors of Halas Hall, around the trophies of victories past and images of football icons such as Halas and Ditka and Payton. The Bears are one of two charter NFL franchises still operating, and at team headquarters they...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Consider it the Disappointment Bowl on Monday night at Soldier Field: Bears vs. Saints in a battle of 5-8 teams that have been their own worst enemies this season.
For those still interested in surveying the wreckage, it’s interesting to note...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Last week: 12-4 (9-7 against the spread)
Season: 134-73-1 (109-98-1 against the spread)
at Falcons (5-8)
Steelers by 2 (O/U 54.5)
It's clear the Falcons have talent. They displayed that in Green Bay. But their...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 3:41 PM
One can only imagine the adrenaline that must have been pumping through Ryan Pace's veins Friday afternoon when the new Bears general manager boarded his flight from Denver back to Chicago.
Talk about a business trip. Talk about a rewarding...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 4:31 PM
The San Diego Chargers fight to the finish, even when they're already done.
Since Philip Rivers took over as starting quarterback in 2006, the Chargers are 8-0 in regular-season finales. They ultimately lose in the playoffs, but have a pristine record...
| 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 23, 2014
| 4:48 PM
If the McCaskey family has a referendum on Phil Emery, quarterback Jay Cutler surely will be a topic of debate.
Given the money involved, it's difficult to imagine ownership was thrilled with Marc Trestman's decision to bench Cutler last week and it's...