| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:00 PM
OAKLAND -- Jamaal Charles tied a franchise record with five touchdowns in a game, Alex Smith threw five scoring passes and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Raiders, 56-31, on Sunday to clinch at least a wild-card spot.
The Chiefs (11-3) became the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:51 PM
The following are final updates on area athletes and coaches in the National Football League for the 2013 season.
Six weeks and six wins into the season, it’s now clear what the Kansas City Chiefs’...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Marc Trestman sounded optimistic that Jay Cutler would start Sunday.
One question, of course, is whether Cutler would finish the game.
The doctors cleared Cutler to practice at full speed and Trestman planned to put him through a full-speed workout...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:23 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Blank stares. Hard swallows. Heads shaking, bobblehead style, side to side in utter disbelief.
Misery engulfed the visiting locker room Sunday at the Metrodome.
After a long and emotionally draining game that required overtime to...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Sunday’s season opener was supposed to signal a new era for the Bears.
A new head coach with a big offensive portfolio. A new offense built to maximize the myriad talents the Bears have amassed. Some new, important players, young and experienced....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Ouch. And double ouch.
The football gods dropped the hammer on Bears Nation on Monday, as quarterback Jay Cutler is out at least four weeks with a torn groin muscle and linebacker Lance Briggs is out four to six weeks with a shoulder fracture.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Bad news for the Bears.
Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler will miss at least a month with a torn groin muscle, and linebacker Lance Briggs has a small fracture in his shoulder, the team announced Monday.
Cutler was injured Sunday when he was sacked by...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
You might think the Bears don’t have much of a team after what you saw in Washington.
They lost to a bad team and lost their captains on both side of the ball. Dire, if not terminal.
Bears coach Marc Trestman thinks you’re wrong.
| Oct 27, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Despite the recent string of injuries on the Bears roster, there are still good things happening with this team. One is a much improved offense, currently ranked 14th in the NFL.
The main reason why the offense has performed so well is a rebuilt...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum.
1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...