| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: Thanksgiving, of course.
The Bears will spend their Thanksgiving in Detroit, engaged...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 5:38 PM
The points came in a flurry for the Bears after halftime Sunday, all 21 of them in the third quarter, including two Matt Forte touchdowns in the span of 1 minute, 49 seconds.
But don't let that brief burst fool you. And don't twist the context of a...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Lovie Smith was buttoned up and all business as usual following Sunday's 21-13 loss to the Bears.
The former Bears coach, who spent nine up-and-down years here, shrugged off any notion that personal emotions were involved in his return to Chicago as the...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 10:05 PM
The Bears weathered a flood of criticism about their offensive balance after the 34-17 Week 13 loss to the Lions in Detroit, a game in which running back Matt Forte only had five carries for six yards as the Bears threw 48 times out of 59 plays.
| Dec 25, 2014
| 8:00 AM
If you're not a fan of Bears running back Matt Forte, that's OK, because he's been overlooked all season as Chicago struggled through a disappointing year.
But you can't help but like a guy who shrugs off a Pro Bowl snub despite having a stellar season....
| Dec 27, 2014
| 7:20 AM
With the ball in the red zone, quarterback Jay Cutler and the Bears can use the pick route to create a one-on-one situation for running back Matt Forte on the quick rail concept versus the Vikings man-coverage scheme.
As shown here, the Bears have their...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:33 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Four men in navy blazers, presumably armed and humorless, stood Sunday outside the door to the visiting owner's suite adjacent to the press box at TCF Bank Stadium.
Talk about guarding the McCaskey family secrets.
But the Bears...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:29 AM
Who carries the highest cap hits next year, minus Jay Cutler and Jared Allen? -- @nwfisch
The biggest cap charge for 2015 right now after Cutler ($16.5 million) and Allen ($12.5) is wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who will have a salary cap number of...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The Bears should prepare for the Saints defense Monday night to send pressure in passing situations with Rob Ryan's unit disguising coverages in the secondary to set some traps for quarterback Jay Cutler.
As shown here, the Bears have their Posse/11...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:50 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Confidence has been a theme of Jimmy Clausen's football career. Was he overconfident as a quarterback in high school and at Notre Dame? Was his confidence badly shaken after losing nine of 10 starts as a rookie with the Panthers and...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Dallas Cowboys (8-4) at Chicago Bears (5-7)
Tonight: 8:25 p.m. ET, at Soldier Field, Chicago.
TV: NFL Network, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson
Keys to the game: Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray, the NFL's leading rusher with 1,427 yards and nine 100-...