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  • A grief, er, brief history of Bears-Packers

    A grief, er, brief history of Bears-Packers
    The Bears and Packers have met 188 times since 1921; the Bears lead the series with a 93-89-6 record. This guide will give you a basic understanding of why these teams can't stand each other.   THE OLD DAYS >> Nov. 27, 1921: The clubs play for the...
  • Don't look now, but a more accurate Cutler is here

    Don't look now, but a more accurate Cutler is here
    If the Bears can block the Jets’ pass rush, then Jay Cutler can tear up a weak secondary. Or he can throw a dumb pick. No matter how tough and brilliant he looked against the 49ers, he’s also the quarterback who looked unacceptably...
  • NFL used to offer an escape; now it requires one

    Every yard Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gains in 2014 will represent a step backward for a society swept away by the NFL, the $9 billion league becoming increasingly harder to watch regardless of what television ratings say. Anybody else skip...
  • 10 thoughts after Bears' win over Jets

    10 thoughts after Bears' win over Jets
    Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears’ 27-19 road victory Monday night over the New York Jets that raised their record to 2-1. 1. The Bears have been turning to inexperienced players to fill the holes that keep opening on defense. First-round...
  • Catching up with former Bear Donnell Woolford

    Catching up with former Bear Donnell Woolford
    A first-round draft pick of the Bears in 1989, cornerback Donnell Woolford enjoyed a 10-year NFL career that culminated with two seasons with the Steelers and Panthers. Woolford, now 48, owned the Bears record for interceptions by a cornerback with 36...
  • Luckman ahead of McMahon, Cutler as best Bears QB

    Luckman ahead of McMahon, Cutler as best Bears QB
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame displays more busts of Bears greats than any other team. But there is only one enshrined quarterback, Sid Luckman, who threw his last pass 64 years ago. Since then, there has been no shortage of Bears quarterbacks who were...
  • How Bears' latest improbable comeback compares to list of rallies

    How Bears' latest improbable comeback compares to list of rallies
    Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: the art of the comeback. Face it, at some point Sunday night, you probably lost hope...
  • Rauner turns to Ditka for campaign advice in new TV ad

    Rauner turns to Ditka for campaign advice in new TV ad
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner turned to legendary coach and Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka for some campaign advice during a TV ad that aired during Sunday's Bears game. The commercial, which cost Rauner's campaign $90,000 to air twice,...
  • Will this weird political commercial sway voters?

    Will this weird political commercial sway voters?
    This ad ran twice during yesterday's Bears game. Script: Outside establishing shot of Ditka's restaurant Seated at a table are former Bears coach Mike Ditka (left) and GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (right) Ditka: You know what I like...
  • Little Leaguers 'excited to hear from president'

    Little Leaguers 'excited to hear from president'
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Jackie Robinson West team was getting ready to go live on ESPN after Sunday's loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series championship game when manager Darold Butler's phone rang. It was President Obama's...
  • Readers' Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    Is roster turnover a legitimate excuse for poor special teams play or is Joe DeCamillis to blame? Dave Toub managed each year. – @Rodgeo33 from Twitter Special teams stunk last week against the Eagles and DeCamillis knows as much. There were...