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  • Bears' season all but over

    Bears' season all but over
    A week after being Tebowed, the Bears managed to get T-Jacked with their fragile season hanging in the balance. Minus quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte, the Bears admitted their defense needed to step up and carry them. Brian Urlacher...
  • Bears eliminated from playoffs with loss to Packers

    Bears eliminated from playoffs with loss to Packers
    GREEN BAY — It wasn't too long ago, back when the Bears were trying to make a go of it with Rex Grossman, that a high-ranking team official said just wait, the balance of power in the NFC North would shift once Brett Favre retired. Well, the future...
  • Cutler delivered the way a leader does

    Cutler delivered the way a leader does
    Jay Cutler wasn't particularly sharp as a passer against Philadelphia on Monday night. But Jay Cutler was particularly brilliant when it came to being a quarterback. Being a leader. Being a winner. Yeah, Cutler underthrew some deep passes. But when it...
  • Bears smoke Seahawks, eye Packers

    Bears smoke Seahawks, eye Packers
    When Lovie Smith was hired as Bears coach seven years ago, he sounded like a man who had come directly out of a pep talk from the McCaskeys, who were tired of having their franchise humiliated for more than a decade by Brett Favre. Now Smith has a game...
  • On your Martz, get set, go!

    The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Mike Martz’s end-around to Dane Sanzenbacher with the game still in doubt or Mike Martz’s bootleg for Jay Cutler with the game already decided? But wait, other than those two curious calls, I...
  • Hanie can't pull off the miracle

    Hanie can't pull off the miracle
    A season in which the Bears benefitted from playing against third-string quarterbacks couldn't be saved by their own No. 3. But Caleb Hanie's gutsy performance in relief of an injured Jay Cutler and an ineffective Todd Collins was a reason why the...
  • Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    How badly do you think Jay Cutler is missing Greg Olsen? -- Brian Ausmus, from Twitter Given that Earl Bennett has been injured and Roy Williams has been ineffective, I think Olsen could have had an impact on the last two games. Olsen could have provided...
  • Bears get little right in loss to Packers

    Bears get little right in loss to Packers
    If the Bears were looking for something to hang their hats on Sunday, the Packers locker room was full of players saying the 89-yard punt return for a touchdown by Johnny Knox was the greatest play they've ever witnessed. Too bad a holding penalty...
  • Bio box: Temple tight end Evan Rodriguez

    Bio box: Temple tight end Evan Rodriguez
    On the field: The Bears have been in need of a pass-catching tight end since trading Greg Olsen last summer. Rodriguez is that, but the team hopes he also can block linebackers, seal the edge in the running game and be a vertical threat. Upside:...
  • Quarterback Marc Bulger retires after 9-year career

    Quarterback Marc Bulger retires after 9-year career
    he Ravens will have to find a new backup for Joe Flacco. Marc Bulger, 34, who was the Ravens' No. 2 quarterback, last year, has decided to retire after 11 NFL seasons and two Pro Bowls. A league source told The Baltimore Sun about Bulger's intentions...
  • Bears escape exhibitions unscathed

    Bears escape exhibitions unscathed
    This charade is just one reason NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would like an 18-game regular season. The final exhibition game is an exercise based far more on how carefully a team can make the transition to the regular season in full health than it is...