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Bill Belichick

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Silverman: Lovie’s A Top 10 Coach, But Not Elite

Here’s a look at our Top 10 going into the 2012 season with the key attributes of each man.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Tim Tebow. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Acquiring Tebow A Bad Idea

Why in God’s name would any team want Tim Tebow? And yes, I did that on purpose.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants runs the ball for a 6 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Giants Beat Patriots 21-17 To Win The Super Bowl

Eli Manning and the Giants one-upped Tom Brady and the Patriots again, coming back with a last-minute score to beat New England 21-17 Sunday night for New York’s fourth Super Bowl title.


Lucas Oil Stadium is ready for Super Bowl XLVI. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Super Bowl XLVI Prediction

By Dan Durkin- (CBS) And then there were two. The 2011 NFL season has come down to an epic clash of eastern seaboard supremacy, Boston vs. New York.  Baked beans vs. bagels.  Brady vs. Manning.  […]

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Super Bowl Media Day at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Silverman: Key Matchups For Super Bowl XLVI

Individual matchups will likely capture this game and here are four from each side’s perspective that should determine who wins Super Bowl XLVI.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Bill Belichick. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Silverman: Detail-Oriented Belichick Just Keeps Getting It Done

When you meet Belichick, you quickly realize that there’s much more to him than the dull monotone that often comes across in press conferences or media sessions.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Tom Coughlin congratulates Bill Belichick after a game in 2007. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Silverman: Belichick, Coughlin Know How To Avoid Distractions

Try criticizing Bill Belichick and it will have the same impact of throwing an old Twinkie at battleship. He won’t even notice and if he did he wouldn’t care.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots dives into the end zone to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Patriots In Super Bowl, Beat Ravens 23-20

Tom Brady has the New England Patriots back in the Super Bowl.


Joe Paterno (Credit: Matthew Stockman  /Allsport)

Bernstein: Bad Weekend For Crazy People

It’s been a nice few days for the Rationalists — the few of us that seem to exist at times — as veneers of myth were stripped away from polarizing storylines, and the truth exposed.

670 The Score–01/15/2012

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Lovie Smith Not Ready To Join The Best

That gurgling sound coming from the shores of Lake Michigan? That’s Lovie Smith starting to drown. When you lose Jay Cutler and Matt Forte two weeks later, it’s an uphill battle for even the best coaches.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

D.J. Moore  is mobbed by teammates after returning an interception for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Bernstein: At Least They Didn’t Lose

This one was a must-must, a necessary condition for continuing one’s emotional investment in a severely flawed Bears team, even if one may know better.

670 The Score–10/02/2011

Jay Cutler

Memorable Quotes From The NFL Season

As the Bears head into a bye week, we couldn’t help but share with you some amusing quotes from the NFL season. Who said he was the best but didn’t want to say it? What did the Cowboys’ adviser have to say about the team’s $54,896 dinner? How did Jay Cutler feel about throwing four picks to DeAngelo Hall?


Julius Peppers

Packers’ Loss Sets Up Bears To Clinch Division

With the Packers’ loss last night to the New England Patriots, the Bears can now clinch the NFC North title, and a spot in the playoffs.


Johnny Knox

Bernstein: Ugly Loss, But OK Day For Bears

So the Bears are not as good as the Patriots. We probably knew that, at least those of us who expressed pessimism about their chances, even in mythically-advantageous weather.

670 The Score–12/13/2010

Charles Tillman and Julius Peppers

Muller: Bears And Patriots Will Be Envy Of The NFL On Sunday

The late Harold Coffin, a humor columnist for the Associated Press, once said, “envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.”


Lovie Smith

Bears Must Be Creative On Defense

The Bears are who they are. They trust their schemes and rely on their players to make plays. And when that combination works, the wins pile up.

670 The Score–12/10/2010


Bernstein: Season’s Storylines To Converge Sunday

Prominent aspects of this year’s Bears discussion are winding together for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Patriots at Soldier Field.

670 The Score–12/10/2010

Chicago Bears

Hampton: Bears Finding Components Of Really Good Team

The Bears since the bye week are a completely different team from the one that was taking the field in the beginning of the season. And according to former Bear Dan Hampton, they’re starting to find the components of a good team.

670 The Score–12/06/2010

Charles Tillman

NFL: Players ‘Heeded Our Emphasis’ With No Illegal Hits

Ray Anderson, the NFL’s executive in charge of watching over illegal hits, was pleased that there were no such penalties called on Sunday. The league made it a major issue to explain penalties and punishments over the course of last week.