| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:22 AM
1. Which quarterback shows up? Neither team has found a consistent level of quarterback play this season. Chicago has lost to Buffalo and Green Bay (by 21 points) at home. It beat Atlanta by two touchdowns on the road last week. Sounds a bit like the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Any reasonable conversation about the NFL's best pass-rushing tandems should include such duos as the Rams' Chris Long and Robert Quinn, and the Chiefs' Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. Can't forget Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware of the Broncos, either....
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:10 PM
ATLANTA — Jared Allen and Willie Young know a sack isn't completed when the quarterback's knee touches the ground. There's a celebratory element that comes next, which is essential for two reasons.
One, a defensive end has to enjoy the...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:25 PM
ATLANTA — Riding the Bears team bus Sunday on the way to the Georgia Dome before an unlikely 27-13 thumping of the Falcons, rookie linebacker Christian Jones focused on the last six months more than the next 60 minutes.
The longer Jones thought...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Phil Emery beamed Sunday night as he worked his way down the wall of defensive players inside the Georgia Dome visitors' locker room. The Bears general manager gave a high-five and bro hug to defensive end Jared Allen. A handshake and job-well-done for...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Charles Tillmanis out for the season with a torn triceps injury, but the Chicago Bears veteran cornerback is fully engaged and energized after watching the team’s 27-13 victory over the Falcons last Sunday in Atlanta.
Tillman, who has been...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The Chicago Bears played their most complete game of the season Sunday in a 27-13 road win over the Atlanta Falcons that evened their record at 3-3.
Here are three things we learned about the Bears in Week 6:
1. Defensive coaches deserve significant...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Many old teammates will be eager to catch up to Devin Hester on Sunday in Atlanta, especially if the Bears are foolish enough to kick or punt to him.
Given the dreadful performances on special teams this year — among many miserable statistics...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:35 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It would be convenient and tidy for the Bears if playing "Pin the blame on Mel Tucker" would solve all the challenges facing this team.
If the defense was all that ailed the Bears, they would feel better about themselves after...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Nothing like a little dose of Aaron Rodgers to nuke all optimism and expectation.
The Bears now meet the reeling Panthers, losers of two straight by the air-tight margin of 46 points. The defense can't stop anybody, Cam Newton is moving at half speed...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 12:04 PM
The Bears' defense will be without three opening-day starters for Monday night's game against the Jets.
Defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion) and linebacker Shea McClellin (fractured hand) were ruled out Saturday, joining cornerback Charles...