| Nov 29, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Because this is being written on the day after Thanksgiving, I'm eating turkey sandwiches and leftover dressing on the side. By the time you read this, we will have moved on to turkey soup or the under-appreciated T.O.T. (turkey on toast). Also it's close...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:41 AM
What are the chances of Marc Trestman getting fired and Jim Harbaugh replacing him? Phil Emery does not strike me as the type to make that move but ... -- @MLubba
I don’t expect we will hear from general manager Phil Emery, chairman George...
| 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 4, 2014
| 8:11 PM
As the Bears entered the final quarter of their season Thursday (sorry to go all Lovie Smith on you there), generating excitement for Bears-Dallas proved tough at first.
The playoffs are pretty much out the window for the Bears. There isn’t a...
| 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...
| 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 10, 2014
| 11:33 AM
When Rex Ryan is fired, any chance he becomes the new Bears defensive coordinator? Taking after dad. -- @spot_bears
I suppose there is a possibility Ryan could land with the Bears in that capacity after this season. There is little question he is on his...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: the important statistical developments to keep an eye on during the season’s...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It’s showtime, George McCaskey. It’s your spotlight. It’s your decision. It's your franchise.
This is not Marc Trestman’s deal on Mel Tucker. This is not Phil Emery’s deal on Trestman. This is not Ted Phillips’ deal...