| Nov 9, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Jeff George felt Jay Cutler's pain.
As Cutler limped off FedEx Field three weeks ago in Landover, Md., with a torn left groin muscle, George was watching on television at home in Indianapolis and reliving one of the worst days of his 12-year NFL career....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:35 PM
If the excitement of an early NFC North showdown in Detroit doesn't make Bears fans tremble, then certainly fear should do the trick.
The Lions long have been a punch line in the NFL, but these days there seems to be a grimly purposeful malice to the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:51 PM
The following are final updates on area athletes and coaches in the National Football League for the 2013 season.
Six weeks and six wins into the season, it’s now clear what the Kansas City Chiefs’...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Do you think the Bears should try to sign Jay Ratliff, if not for this season, then looking ahead to 2014-2016? -- Kashif K.
That is a bad idea right now, in my opinion. I am not saying Ratliff will not be a contributor for a team in 2014 but if the...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 4:01 PM
As an undrafted rookie, Joseph Fauria had to beat considerable odds to make the Detroit Lions roster. The former UCLA tight end had to take advantage of any opportunities, constantly be improving, and, of course, be ultra-prepared.
Surely, the Lions...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:13 PM
I am the most optimistic Chicago sports fan you'll ever read.
I still hold hope that the Theocracy will break a 105-year Cubs drought, I believe Derrick Rose will lead the Bulls past Miami this spring, and I don't see any reason why the Blackhawks won't...
| Oct 22, 2013
As far as Mondays at Halas Hall go, surely the Bears have experienced ones that sucked the life out of a football city more than the day after their 45-41 loss to the Redskins did.
But none immediately come to mind.
Rare is the occasion when an NFL...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The Bears and Redskins have played many "statement" games over the years.
Whether it was George Halas' 1940 Bears extracting revenge over outspoken Redskins owner George Preston Marshall with a 73-0 shellacking in the NFL championship game or the...
| Oct 24, 2013
Not since the Three Stooges studied the age-old question of heredity versus environment has there been a more fascinating test of epigenetic theory than the one the Bears are about to embark upon.
•Does the system make the player or is it the other...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Peyton Manning doesn't face Dallas too often, but the Denver quarterback isn't likely to be surprised by what he sees Sunday from Cowboys defenders.
"Peyton practiced against it for seven years," said Tony Dungy, Manning's former head coach in...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:56 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Aaron Rodgers has the Green Bay Packers on a roll, even without three of his best receivers.
With help from a powerful running game, Rodgers picked apart what was left of Minnesota’s defense on Sunday night.