| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:47 PM
John Fox isn’t Joe Maddon, the new sports media darling in Chicago. But he also won’t be dull like Lovie Smith or Marc Trestman when it comes to dealing with the media.
While he got off some good lines, Fox wasn’t exactly a quote...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Lance Briggs’ season officially is over. His playing career in Chicago likely is finished as well.
The Bears placed Briggs on injured reserve on Friday, five days after the longtime linebacker suffered a groin injury in the team’s 21-13...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:33 PM
The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 9-7 (.563); season 122-69-1 (.639). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Defensive end Willie Young has been a member of the Bears for only 12 games, but that's long enough for Lance Briggs to have made an impact on him.
After practice Sunday, Young recalled how Briggs reacted to the third play of the Bears' 21-13 win over...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:54 PM
If the Bears do as well as John Fox did in his opening salvos, it will be a pretty quick turnaround.
The man who oversaw rapid improvements in previous head coaching stops in Carolina and Denver was calm, confident and offered a healthy dose of humor...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 7:12 PM
On a Sunday when Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady squared off for the first time in their illustrious NFL careers, and Johnny Manziel scored for the first time in his less-than-illustrious rookie season, it was another first that kept the San Diego Chargers in...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Mired in a season headed the wrong direction down a one-way street, it's difficult to imagine a team in a more disappointing position than the Bears.
The Raiders, Redskins, Jets, Bucs and a handful of other teams have worse records, but none of them...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Last week: 9-7 (6-9-1 against the spread). Season: 122-69-1 (100-91-1 against the spread).
at Bengals (8-3-1)
Bengals by 3 (over/under 47)
Ben Roethlisberger has owned Ohio, and the Steelers play teams in their division...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:14 PM
The Bears hired Phil Emery to be their general manager in January 2012. But after a rocky three-year tenure, Emery has been relieved of those duties. Here's a quick look back on the key moments of his stint as GM.
KEY COACHING MOVES
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:16 AM
The Bears are in disarray at the end of coach Marc Trestman's second season and general manager Phil Emery's third. At 5-10, they must beat the Vikings on the road Sunday to avoid their worst record since 2004 — but their problems are deeper than...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:44 PM
The Bears went down a path they never had ventured before to get a man who has brought back an organization from an even worse position than they are in now.
John Fox has been hired as the 15th coach in franchise history and becomes the first with the...