| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:17 PM
It's rare that a game's first play from scrimmage is the most critical, but it sure seemed that way in Minneapolis on Sunday.
Many Bears had a chance to stop or at least slow Adrian Peterson on his 51-yard run.
Defensive end Corey Wootton had...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — In 2009, the Cubs selected a strong, 6-foot-4-inch power pitcher named Colin Kaepernick in the 43rd round of the amateur baseball draft.
So in some ways Kaepernick's right arm always seemed destined to disappoint Chicago one day....
| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Bears 39, Saints 14 -- NFC championship game, Jan. 21, 2007: After the Bears tied a franchise record with 13 regular-season wins, Smith guided them to the NFC title and a Super Bowl berth in his third season. Thomas Jones rushed for 123 yards...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:18 PM
It didn't take Aaron Rodgers long to notice Tim Jennings wasn't playing.
The Packers quarterback went at Jennings' replacement at left cornerback, Kelvin Hayden, and Hayden's replacement at nickel back, D.J. Moore, repeatedly. Neither made a play in...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:51 PM
If the Bears have any hope to pass the Packers, pass is the operative word.
And there is no opportunity like right here, right now.
Three hundred yards in the air should be easy for Jay Cutler and company with this group of gifted receivers.
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:35 PM
With the kind of viciousness Chicago would support if he were a Bear, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh violently slammed Jay Cutler into the Soldier Field sod hard enough Monday night to shake a football city's fan base.
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:48 PM
The Bears were facing one of the best special teams units in the NFL on Sunday, but special teams played a significant role in the Bears' victory.
On the blocked punt that Corey Wootton returned for a touchdown, the Bears surprised the Titans by sending...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Can't rush the passer.
Weak sister to the offense.
Well, maybe the Bears defense isn't all that after all. At least not against the fresh meat the Colts served up on a glorious Sunday afternoon.
The defense might not look quite as spry...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 6:13 PM
The bench players that general manager Phil Emery added to the Bears in the offseason did more than improve depth.
They improved the front line too.
There is little doubt that more intense completion at cornerback, defensive end, defensive tackle,...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 5:54 PM
As we continue to peel away the calendar pages — only 12 days left — until the Bears arrive in Bourbonnais, the assignment is determining the 10 most important players in 2012.
Let's first establish the criteria for "important." To me, it...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 6:09 PM
BOURBONNAIS — If resiliency is a critical trait in a cornerback, Tim Jennings has an edge that distinguishes him.
The player who was benched late last season and given the cold shoulder in free agency now enters Bears training camp as the most...