| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:28 PM
DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford had a notion that the Detroit Lions' offense would make a dramatic turnaround.
The Lions had not scored a touchdown in their previous two games, but Stafford, the team's quarterback, liked their body language prior to their...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Marc Trestman, like most others in the NFL, calls every Sunday a must-win.
Given the Bears' tenuous position — 3-4 and two games behind the Packers and Lions in the NFC North — that makes their game against the Patriots in Foxborough, Mass.,...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 7:31 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In a microcosm of the cruel joke this Bears season has become, defensive end Lamarr Houston suffered a potentially serious knee injury Sunday at Gillette Stadium celebrating a sack late in a game his team trailed by 25 points....
| Oct 26, 2014
| 4:55 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Brandon Marshall said the word "unacceptable" 17 times last week to describe the Bears' loss to the Dolphins.
Is there any limit, then, to its use when trying to encompass Sunday's 51-23 demolition by the Patriots?
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:42 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Though saying a bye comes at the right time is a well-circulated phrase among all NFL teams, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was paying more than just lip service Monday by agreeing with the saw.
"We're 5-3, and we have time...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Both teams are 3-5. Who do you think will finish the year with a better record, the AP-less Vikings or the Bears? -- @stephenclapp1 from Twitter
Interesting question. The Vikings have been playing better defense of late for first-year coach Mike...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The Chicago Bears are getting a reminder this week about the pitfalls of being an NFL underachiever.
Sunday's demoralizing 51-23 loss in New England sent the Bears staggering into their bye week at 3-5, tied for last in the NFC North with the...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:00 PM
The Green Bay Packers have signed coach Mike McCarthy to a contract extension, general manager Ted Thompson announced Monday.
In his ninth season with the Packers, McCarthy has led them to four division titles and a Super Bowl championship, and his 93...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Kickoff: 1 p.m., Ford Field, Detroit
TV: Chs. 4, 12. Radio: WINZ (940 AM), WBGG (105.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish).
Coaches: Joe Philbin (20-20, in third season with Dolphins); Jim Caldwell (34-26, in fourth season, first with Lions)
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Nothing sums up the state of Sunday night's NFC North rivalry game better than this: While Packers coach Mike McCarthy stands within five victories of Vince Lombardi, Bears counterpart Marc Trestman reminds Chicagoans of Neill Armstrong more every week....
| Nov 8, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Give Tom Coughlin a break.
He's just 68. The kid made a mistake.
What happened to Coughlin last week was just as much the fault of the NFL as it was his error. Yes, Colts QB Andrew Luck hurriedly threw what proved to be a touchdown pass. And, yes,...