| 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 6, 2014
Heading into Thursday night's game, Bears running back Matt Forte had lost only a dozen fumbles in his seven-season career, an average of one every nine games and every 181 touches. So it was a surprise even to the Cowboys' defense early in the third...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 2:40 PM
Former Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has signed with Washington-based agent Adisa Bakari of the Sports Entertainment Group at Kelley Drye.
Bakari represents noteworthy NFL players such as Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte and Pittsburgh...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The Chicago Bears were eliminated from postseason contention in Week 14, but the suspense doesn’t end there. The final three games will help dictate the franchise’s offseason course. It could be a bumpy ride, if the past week was any...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:50 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Matt Forte didn't need to keep track of his catches Sunday as he hunted the NFL's single-season record for receptions by a running back. Injured quarterback Jimmy Clausen did it for him on the sideline.
So when Forte caught a dart...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears fell 20-14 to the Detroit Lions on Sunday for their fourth consecutive loss. 1. In case of emergency, break glass. If you need a fire extinguisher, you can only hope it works after you break the glass. When you smash...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Matt Forte is lying face down on his living room floor, and there's a woman standing on him.
Massage therapist Sarah Bach has one foot on the back of Forte's upper left leg. Her weight is digging into his hamstring.
"Your adductors …" Bach...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The Bears actually will play a football game Monday night. The NFL doesn't cancel them for broken teams, and in this case, that's probably a good thing. Hosting the Saints should be a welcome diversion for a team that spent the last week inflicting its...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The failed fake punt had nothing to do with the final outcome of the Bears' 31-15 loss to the Saints on Monday night at Soldier Field.
Despite plum field position, the Saints wound up punting and soon after that the Bears pinned the Saints back on their...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:30 PM
For a few fleeting moments Sunday, quarterback Jimmy Clausen and the Bears offense created the spark Marc Trestman coveted in benching Jay Cutler. They flashed Soldier Field back a year to happier times, when the coach was a celebrated figure because...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Sure-handed targets would have made Jimmy Clausen's first start since his rookie season of 2010 look different.
They might have given the Bears a chance to spring an upset over the Lions, who were a 10-point favorite Sunday at Soldier Field. But just as...