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  • Is it just me who's worried about the Bears' run defense?

    Is it just me who's worried about the Bears' run defense?
    Everybody’s watching left tackle, especially against the Giants’ Super Bowl-devastating pass rush and fearing for Jay Cutler’s life in New York this Friday when the Bears play their one moderately important practice game. Left tackle is...
  • Even in victory, no easy answers for Bears

    Even in victory, no easy answers for Bears
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Bears came to MetLife Stadium on Friday night looking for a couple of answers. Maybe some solutions emerged, but there are still more questions remaining for this team with time for evaluations and Plan B discoveries...
  • Biggs: 10 thoughts on Bears' win over Giants

    Biggs: 10 thoughts on Bears' win over Giants
    Ten thoughts on the Chicago Bears after their 20-17 exhibition victory Friday night over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. 1. Lovie Smith always has said that it's hard to make final roster cuts, with plenty of hard decisions in the process....
  • Remember when the Bears used to rush the passer?

    Remember when the Bears used to rush the passer?
    Any time the Bears want to rush the passer, fine by me. Sure, the Bears had a series of problems against the Giants on Friday night. Bears coach Lovie Smith said the practice game was like a final exam, and in that case, the Bears’ first-...
  • The Urlacher plan (my plan, anyway)

    The Urlacher plan (my plan, anyway)
    Listen up, it only matters if Brian Urlacher misses a real game. What’s more, it doesn’t really matter if he misses the first real game. In fact, I’d suggest he do exactly that and I’ll explain later on. But first, the Bears...
  • Who fills the Urlacher void? Cutler, that's who

    Who fills the Urlacher void? Cutler, that's who
    If Brian Urlacher can’t play this season, then Jay Cutler ends up with even more pressure, and I’m not talking about another missed block by J’Marcus Webb. This Bears offseason was all about the offense. I mean, just look: Cutler was...
  • Watch this: Cutler to Marshall

    Watch this: Cutler to Marshall
    I know that the first exhibition game doesn’t mean much to the starters because, as Tribune football columnist Matt Bowen writes, that first game is about basics. Yes. Well. Fine. But not for me. I don’t care about footwork. I want fireworks....
  • Biggs: 10 thoughts on Bears' exhibition opener

    Biggs: 10 thoughts on Bears' exhibition opener
    Ten things to take away from the Chicago Bears' 31-3 loss to the Denver Broncos in their preseason opener: 1. No one game plans for the opening preseason game and starters don’t play into the fourth quarter in the first exhibition. But maybe nobody...
  • Chicago Bears stun Minnesota Vikings 36-30 in overtime

    Chicago Bears stun Minnesota Vikings 36-30 in overtime
    If this Bears team had shown up two months ago, there might not be jobs on the line at Halas Hall. As it is, the firing squad still figures to assemble at this time next week when a season that has fallen well short of expectations comes to a merciful...
  • Big stop lifts Bears over Eagles

    Big stop lifts Bears over Eagles
    There was no need for an impromptu pep talk from Mike Brown or Brian Urlacher, no need for Lovie Smith to be anything but his typically reserved self. The Bears' defense knew what was at stake as their grasp on a four-point lead Sunday night started to...
  • Chicago Bears beat Cleveland Browns 30-6

    Chicago Bears beat Cleveland Browns 30-6
    By halftime, Walter Payton was being remembered, but the Bears' 35-point loss to the Bengals was being forgotten. Perfect. "What happened last Sunday?" coach Lovie Smith said with a straight face. The Bears needed their friends from Cleveland to help...