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  • Reviewing John Fox's news conference: 3 stars

    Reviewing John Fox's news conference: 3 stars
    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...
  • Lance Briggs done for season, and likely done as a Bear

    Lance Briggs done for season, and likely done as a Bear
    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...
  • Sam Farmer's NFL Week 14 picks

    Sam Farmer's NFL Week 14 picks
    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...
  • Bears teammates laud impact of Lance Briggs, whose season is over

    Bears teammates laud impact of Lance Briggs, whose season is over
    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...
  • John Fox brings rare experience, confidence into Bears head coaching job

    John Fox brings rare experience, confidence into Bears head coaching job
    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...
  • NFL Week 13: Philip Rivers helps Left Coast get it right in Baltimore

    NFL Week 13: Philip Rivers helps Left Coast get it right in Baltimore
    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...
  • Believe it or not, Saints a bigger disappointment than Bears this season

    Believe it or not, Saints a bigger disappointment than Bears this season
    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...
  • Sam Farmer's Week 14 NFL picks

    Last week: 9-7 (6-9-1 against the spread). Season: 122-69-1 (100-91-1 against the spread). Steelers (7-5) at Bengals (8-3-1) Noon Sunday Bengals by 3 (over/under 47) Ben Roethlisberger has owned Ohio, and the Steelers play teams in their division...
  • Phil Emery era as GM of the Bears lasts a rocky 3 years

    Phil Emery era as GM of the Bears lasts a rocky 3 years
    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 •To some,...
  • Marc Trestman era a coaching experiment that blows up on Bears

    Marc Trestman era a coaching experiment that blows up on Bears
    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...
  • John Fox right man for Bears' rebuilding job

    John Fox right man for Bears' rebuilding job
    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...