| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Eight nights before he coached in his sixth Super Bowl, Bill Belichick was a punchline. Embroiled in an NFL investigation into allegations that his team used underinflated footballs in an AFC Championship Game victory, Belichick has become fodder for...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:37 PM
The most popular man at the Super Bowl walked into media day Tuesday like a prizefighter swaggering toward the ring, fans screaming, reporters staring, smile glistening.
Marshawn Lynch stepped through the crowd, climbed onto a small podium, carefully...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 7:18 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Cody Parkey has proved to be a huge component to the Eagles' winning seven of their first 10 games. But this final stretch of games is where the rookie kicker will really earn his money.
Same for veteran punter Donnie Jones.
| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:33 AM
The Chicago Bears reached the midway point of their season at 3-5 with their patience hanging by a thread and their playoff hopes in need of resuscitation. With four losses in the past five games, including a 51-23 blowout loss in New England in Week 8,...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 10:28 PM
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers had the Bears at hello.
By halftime, Green Bay publicists were researching the record books. Rodgers tied an NFL record with six touchdown passes by the intermission as the Packers led 42-0 en route to a 55-14 shellacking...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Marc Trestman’s steadiness remained intact Monday among the embers still smoldering from the Bears’ blowout loss to the Packers on Sunday night.
Trestman will not change his coaching staff and is not mulling whether to bench quarterback...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Aaron Rodgers' dissection of the Bears in Week 4 included 30 dropbacks, most of which ended poorly for the defense. They constituted a how-not-to manual for defending against the Packers’ star quarterback.
After Rodgers repeatedly exploited the...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Marc Trestman stood in the middle of the practice field Monday morning and watched over quarterback drills, same as any other day.
Consistency and emotional steadiness, two anchors of Trestman’s coaching philosophy, showed as the Bears returned...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Last week in parentheses.
1. Patriots 7-2 (2): Manhandling of Broncos could have implications in January and help gain home-field advantage in playoffs.
2. Cardinals 7-1 (3): They own the best record in the NFC in November for the first time since...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:48 AM
The Chicago Bears (3-5) return from their week off needing a win Sunday night to save their season. They will have to get it at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers (5-3), who outlasted them early and whipped them late in a 38-17 victory at Soldier...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Chicago Bears receiver Marquess Wilson practiced Wednesday for the first time since fracturing his right collarbone on Aug. 4.
His return began a 21-day window in which the Bears could move him from the short-term injured reserve list to their active...