Chicago Bears

Bears running back Matt Forte, left. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Preview: Bears-Bucs

Despite six combined wins between both teams, there are several storylines heading into Sunday’s game.

CBS Chicago–13 hours ago

Bucs quarterback Josh McCown. (Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Joniak: Keys To Bears-Bucs

Chicago must stay patient against Tampa Bay’s Cover-2 defense.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

Marc Mariani in 2011. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Mariani Will Handle Return Duties

New Bear Marc Mariani is the team’s fourth returner in 11 games.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

Bucs receiver Mike Evans. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bears-Bucs: 5 Matchups To Watch

Tampa Bay will try to isolate big receiver Mike Evans and let him win 50/50 jump balls.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

Bears running back Matt Forte, left. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: With Rain In Forecast, Bears’ Running Game Will Be Big

Matt Forte is ready for whatever workload the coaching staff needs him to take.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Focused On Keeping The Pocket Moving

Jay Cutler hopes last week’s wrinkle in the game plan continues.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2014

Bears running back Matt Forte. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Patience Is Key Against Lovie’s Scheme

Tampa Bay’s defense is designed to make foes dink and dunk their way downfield.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2014

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Durkin’s Playbook: Bears’ Dagger Route Faces Tampa-2

It’s an all-22 look at how the Bears have attacked the Tampa-2 this year.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Remember Emery’s Last Words On Lovie?

Phil Emery gave the Bears a mission statement when he fired Lovie Smith.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2014

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Defense Held Players-Only Film Session

Plus, Lance Briggs says Lovie Smith “should be remembered as one of the great coaches in Chicago.”

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Bucs coach Lovie Smith. (Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Lovie Smith: Coaching Bears Was A ‘Dream Come True’

“I don’t need anything validated this week,” Smith says.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Lovie Smith, left, and Brian Urlacher with the Bears in 2008. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Listen: Brian Urlacher On Lovie Smith, Bears

“He’s trying to change the culture down there,” Urlacher says of Smith in Tampa Bay.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Bucs coach Lovie Smith. (Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

A preseason sleeper, the Bucs’ 2-8 start has been a major disappointment.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Bears center Roberto Garza. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Garza Still Has Appreciation For The Game

Bears center Roberto Garza played his 200th career game on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2014

Marc Mariani in 2011. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bears Make Minor Roster Moves

Chicago has signed Marc Mariani and waived Ahmad Dixon.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2014

Bears defensive end Jared Allen, left. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

24 Hours Later: Holmes On Bears-Vikings

Sunday was a workman-like win for Chicago, which was a step in the right direction.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2014

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: ‘Still Wasn’t Good Enough,’ Marshall Says

Brandon Marshall isn’t under any illusions about Sunday’s winning performance.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2014

The Spiegel and Mannelly Show

Spiegs & Mannelly Over/Under Results — Week 11

Check out how Matt Spiegel and Patrick Mannelly performed.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2014

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall runs runs after a catch in Chicago's 21-13 win against Minnesota on Sunday at Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Impressions From Bears-Vikings

Chicago beat an inferior opponent at home, which is what teams are supposed to do.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2014

Bears running back Matt Forte, left. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bears-Vikings Fast Facts

One Bear you can always count on? Matt Forte, through good times and bad.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2014

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