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  • Bears fans cheered. And sighed. And cringed.

    Bears fans cheered. And sighed. And cringed.
    The undefeated New Orleans Saints marched into Soldier Field on Sunday—and they sprinted out with a 26-18 victory over the Bears. The Bears went from winning three in a row at the start of the season to losing back-to-back games, first against...
  • Time not on Peppers' side

    Time not on Peppers' side
    After the Bears failed to pressure Drew Brees into an interception in a conference loss at home, defensive end Julius Peppers was asked how to fix the pass rush or change things or make it all better. Pepper said he didn’t have a lot of time to...
  • Nate Collins' Whale of a business

    Nate Collins' Whale of a business
    During training camp, they were everywhere: Bears players rocking navy blue tees adorned on the front with a small bear face and an arrow pointing down. On the backs, in big orange, jagged letters: "BEAR DOWN." Everyone was wearing them, from Jay Cutler...
  • Giant sigh of relief

    Giant sigh of relief
    NFL organizations always preach about the "perfect fit." There's a lot to get right for a team to win a Super Bowl. It's even more important when you have to adjust midseason. Just ask the Bears. They entered Thursday's game against the N.Y. Giants with...
  • 6 ways to fix the Bears' defensive line

    6 ways to fix the Bears' defensive line
    The most frustrating part of watching Bears games this season comes when they're on defense, a 180 from every year in recorded history. More specifically, the weak spot is the very center of the defense. Season-ending injuries to tackles Henry Melton...
  • Get in there! Bears need all hands on deck

    Get in there! Bears need all hands on deck
    "I don't look around and see [backups]," Lance Briggs told reporters after last week's win over the N.Y. Giants. "I look around and see Chicago Bears out there." That's the spirit, Lance! While that might be the greatest teamwork-related quote ever, it'...
  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    The Bears' starting front four is going to be a force this season and hopefully for years to come, but after the starters the roster doesn't look so great. I'm wondering, what percentage of snaps the starters are expected to play and how important it is...
  • Defense: Overhaul could include switching to 3-4

    Defense: Overhaul could include switching to 3-4
    Expiring contracts: Charles Tillman, Henry Melton, Corey Wootton, Major Wright, D.J. Williams, James Anderson, Jeremiah Ratliff, Zack Bowman, Nate Collins, Kelvin Hayden, Craig Steltz, Landon Cohen. Hot topic: Is Mel Tucker safe? Or isn't he?...
  • NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in regular-season Week 4

    Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics: Arizona Cardinals: LT 75 Levi Brown (Granby High, Penn State): Started; penalized 5 yards for false start. Reportedly traded to Pittsburgh for draft picks Wednesday. TE 87...
  • Houston has the right idea; not sure about Emery

    Houston has the right idea; not sure about Emery
    The first time Lamarr Houston faced the Chicago media, the pricey free-agent defensive end was asked about replacing the now-departed Julius Peppers, of course. But Houston’s answer was telling a bigger truth about himself and what passes for a...
  • Brad Biggs' bonus Bears mailbag

    Brad Biggs' bonus Bears mailbag
    Is Phil Emery going to surprise us all and go offense in the first round? -- @fronczak68 from Twitter You need to learn to never say never in the NFL but I don’t know how the Bears will accomplish remaining work needed for the defense by going...