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  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    Who is your choice for the biggest surprise of the season so far? Would I be in the running if I said Tim Jennings? -- Chuck Durante, Guiling, China There are a number of candidates. Tim Jennings is a good one, seeing he was benched at the end of last...
  • Mistakes pile up in Bears' 1st loss

    Mistakes pile up in Bears' 1st loss
    DETROIT — Theo Spight wears a Lions hard hat, a jersey numbered "00" and after every touchdown scored by the home team at Ford Field, he grabs a microphone behind the end zone, and thrusts his deep voice into "Gridiron Heroes," the Lions' fight...
  • Pick an area, and the Bears stunk

    Pick an area, and the Bears stunk
    OK, so it wasn’t going to be easy for the Bears this season, but yeesh, did it have to be this awful? The Bears lost both lines of scrimmage, lost the ball, lost control of things the second quarter, and that’s how you lose an ugly...
  • Biggs: 10 thoughts after Bears' loss

    Biggs: 10 thoughts after Bears' loss
    Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears lost 45-41 to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field. 1. General manager Phil Emery has been consistent about many things in the nearly two years he has been on the job. He has been most firm on refusing...
  • Marshall offensive catalyst for Bears' 27-21 victory

    Marshall offensive catalyst for Bears' 27-21 victory
    Brandon Marshall really wanted to see the football more. It came his way plenty Thursday night. Brandon Marshall desperately needed a Bears victory. He helped provide it. With a pair of glowing green cleats and two crowd-pleasing touchdown...
  • Bears' show a hit on road too

    Bears' show a hit on road too
    PITTSBURGH — Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker vaguely explained his position Wednesday when he was asked whether he would call more blitzes to jump-start a sputtering pass rush. "We'll blitz when we need to, and when we want to," he said....
  • 49ers pound Bears

    49ers pound Bears
    SAN FRANCISCO — It's too bad Colin Kaepernick wasn't available when Phil Emery set out to find a backup quarterback. The first-year general manager had to strike quickly to find an experienced No. 2. The Bears invested big money in Jason Campbell,...
  • If this isn't a complete Bears disaster, it's close

    If this isn't a complete Bears disaster, it's close
    This might not be a full-blown disaster, but you can see it from here. The Chicago Bears let a rookie quarterback on one of the worst road teams in the league go 97 yards on 12 plays late in the fourth quarter to blow what should’ve been an easy...
  • Cutler, Marshall connect in Bears' 33-28 win over Chargers

    Cutler, Marshall connect in Bears' 33-28 win over Chargers
    Jay Cutler was reunited with Brandon Marshall on Thursday night and the pair connected on four passes and a touchdown in the first half of the Bears' 33-28 preseason victory over the Chargers at Soldier Field. The best-laid plans to spread the ball...
  • Breaking Bears: Perfect formula for 3-0

    Breaking Bears: Perfect formula for 3-0
    Yep, it's almost over. No, not the Bears' season. Only the most pessimistic fan would fear the worst from a 3-0 team. Rather, "Breaking Bad" has just one more episode remaining to incinerate our nerves before its five-season run ends Sept. 29. And...
  • Get in there! Bears need all hands on deck

    Get in there! Bears need all hands on deck
    "I don't look around and see [backups]," Lance Briggs told reporters after last week's win over the N.Y. Giants. "I look around and see Chicago Bears out there." That's the spirit, Lance! While that might be the greatest teamwork-related quote ever, it'...