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  • Marc Trestman retains confidence in Bears coaching staff

    The Chicago Bears headed into their bye week reeling and confused, losing 51-23 to the New England Patriots in Week 8. It was a brutal loss that exposed the team’s countless deficiencies. But nothing a little time off and some valuable self-scouting...
  • Huddle up: Lions' Calvin Johnson could pose big problem for Bears defense

    Huddle up: Lions' Calvin Johnson could pose big problem for Bears defense
    The Bears' season reaches a pivot point on Thanksgiving against the Lions. At 5-6, they need to beat an NFC North opponent to keep any realistic postseason hope alive. A loss would all but mathematically eliminate them from playoff contention, and it also...
  • Bears passing game must be quick, or they'll be dead against Lions

    The question seemed straightforward enough when Aaron Kromer was asked this week whether the Bears will be able to rejuvenate their vertical passing game Thursday at Detroit. The offensive coordinator smirked. "If we can run really fast, yes," he...
  • After an impressive start, Bears just fell apart

    After an impressive start, Bears just fell apart
    DETROIT — Jared Allen celebrated by lifting the ball toward the Ford Field roof for everyone to see. After the Bears' opening touchdown drive, his fumble recovery at the Lions' 5-yard line set up another touchdown. It was exactly the fast start...
  • Ndamukong Suh presents quandary for Lions as free agency approaches

    Ndamukong Suh presents quandary for Lions as free agency approaches
    Ndamukong Suh has cultivated a relationship with Warren Buffett but won't need advice from one of the world's wealthiest men to strike it big. The Lions defensive tackle will cash in with a new deal after this season and could eclipse the $51.8...
  • Lions advance playoff hopes with 34-17 win over Bears

    Lions advance playoff hopes with 34-17 win over Bears
    After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit's offense with an emphatic reminder that he's still one of the game's most dynamic players. Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half...
  • Huddle up: Bears playoff hopes hinge on beating Packers

    Huddle up: Bears playoff hopes hinge on beating Packers
    The Bears (3-5) need a victory Sunday night to maintain a realistic chance of qualifying for the playoffs. They have to get it at Lambeau Field against the 5-3 Packers, who outlasted them early and whipped them late in a 38-17 victory at Soldier Field...
  • Marc Trestman calls Bears' collapse 'extremely disturbing'

    Marc Trestman calls Bears' collapse 'extremely disturbing'
    From whatever vantage point the Chicago Bears’ 55-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers was witnessed Sunday night, it came across as ugly. Sloppy turnovers. Major breakdowns on defense. Touchdown after touchdown after touchdown delivered by Packers...
  • Bears eliminated from playoff contention

    Bears eliminated from playoff contention
    The Chicago Bears were officially eliminated from postseason contention Sunday, a fate that had been expected for weeks. The Bears (5-8) have now missed the playoffs in each of the last four seasons. They have qualified only once since their Super...
  • Bears must develop home-grown talent to prosper

     Bears must develop home-grown talent to prosper
    Henry Melton is the one who got away from the Bears, a draft pick who panned out to become a high-level player they couldn't get under contract long term. The defensive tackle returns Thursday night as the leader of the Cowboys pass rush. Although he...
  • NFL notes: 49ers GM says Michigan contacted team about Jim Harbaugh

    NFL notes: 49ers GM says Michigan contacted team about Jim Harbaugh
    Michigan has contacted the San Francisco 49ers regarding Coach Jim Harbaugh's status, the NFL team's general manager acknowledged. "As long as it's handled correctly, [it's OK], and I think the University of Michigan, in reaching out, did handle it...