| Oct 5, 2014
| 3:40 PM
When a team is as inconsistent as the Bears, it leads to more questions than answers. Starting with: Why have the Bears been so good on the road and so awful at home?
Well, the Bears turned that logic on its ear Sunday, blowing a 21-7 lead and losing...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Nothing like a little dose of Aaron Rodgers to nuke all optimism and expectation.
The Bears now meet the reeling Panthers, losers of two straight by the air-tight margin of 46 points. The defense can't stop anybody, Cam Newton is moving at half speed...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Week 5 in the NFL is here, and while most fans in the city are gearing up for Sunday's Bears-Carolina matchup, I'm worried about the only fall sport I'm good at nowadays: fantasy football. We're a quarter of the way into the fantasy season and while it'...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:09 PM
I'll get to the fantasy football lineup suggestions shortly, but first a haiku.
Bridgewater won't play
Fate returns Christian Ponder
Why does fate hate us?
You heard right, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hasn't recovered from an...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Tribune fantasy football columnist Phillip Thompson answers readers questions.
Q. I have Niles Paul and Jordan Cameron for TE’s. I am strong in the RB dept. Is this the week to finally say goodbye to my first-round pick Adrian Peterson and grab...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 12:40 PM
LONDON - Jolly ol’ England indeed.
How many ways was this tonic Sunday to the Dolphins' season, balm on their pain, exactly the kind of laugher this team needed? Well, Joe Phibin could talk of a win and not his past week of misadventure in...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Jeff Zrebiec breaks down each area of the Ravens' Week 4 home game against the Carolina Panthers:
RAVENS: All eyes will be on wide receiver Steve Smith, who faces the organization he played with for 13 seasons....
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Ravens rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley lines up on every snap beside who he calls an “old-school” linebacker, Daryl Smith.
On the opposite sideline Sunday, he’ll cross paths with Panthers star Luke Kuechly, the 2013 Associated Press...
| Sep 22, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ben Roethlisberger threw two third-quarter touchdown passes to wide receiver Antonio Brown, and the Pittsburgh Steelers used a key play on special teams to ward off the Carolina Panthers 37-19 Sunday night at Bank of America Stadium....
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:07 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of three teams in the NFL that have not forced a turnover. The Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Giants are the others. Combined, they have a 1-5 record, with the Steelers owning the victory.
The Steelers' opponent...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Q. Hey, saw you online (and) wanted quick advice. First thing, start Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson at Seattle Week 1, and second, start Doug Martin, C.J. Spiller or Toby Gerhart? My team is:
QB Aaron Rodgers
WR Demaryius Thomas
WR Dez Bryant