Contract extensions and players expected to return for Week 1. Here’s a glimpse of the news and stories emerging from the NFC this week..
As Kickoff weekend creeps closer every day, the stories around the NFL continue to heat up. Here are the notable developments this past week for teams in the NFC…
The past week has not been a stellar one for the NFL, with arrest warrants and substance abuse violations dominating the off season news. Here’s a look at the latest developments around the NFC.
Jay Cutler could have had a broken bone sticking out of his leg, a missing finger, poison-tipped arrows stuck in his back, or half his face chewed off by coyotes, and he was playing.
Jay Cutler shook off an apparent rib injury, Brian Urlacher made a key fumble recovery and the Chicago Bears won their fourth straight, beating the Detroit Lions 13-7 on Monday night.
Tonight, politically aware sports fans face a dilemma: Turn to the crucial presidential debate? Or the Bear’s Monday Night game against the Detroit Lions?
As if a stroll through Lincoln Park on a fine day weren’t enough to convince Chicagoans that city summers are a more than adequate payback for the preceding winter, there are innumerable jewels nestled within the landscape to ensure that great things await you at every turn. Peaceful gardens and ponds, historic buildings and statues, playlots and paths abound, and in the middle of it all is a world-class (and free!) zoo…
Matt Forte is a very good NFL running back. He has multiple strengths, minimal weaknesses, practices hard and stays healthy. And it’s great to see the Bears again not need him to do much, in another convincing win.
I want to care only that the Bears dismantled and humiliated Detroit, ran their record to 6-3, and established themselves as something more than a fringe postseason contender. But I have been seeing football more through a cloud of anger, revulsion and sadness.
We talk to Paul Bessire of PredictionMachine.com and get his locks of the week. Saints over Jags Redskins and Titans as upset winners Cowboys over Lions Georgia Tech over NC State
The Art Institute lions will be showing their support for the Bears starting Friday.
The Bears know just how good the New England Patriots are, and the Green Bay Packers are about to find that out for themselves.
The Bears may have lost to the Patriots’ at home on Sunday, but that loss was minimized when the Green Bay Packers lost on the road in Detroit. If the Packers had won they would have pulled into a tie with the Bears. However, the Lions got their first division with since 2007, and the Bears are still in first place.
Pisa Tinoisamoa has been dealing with injuries throughout his entire Bears tenure. He missed most of last season with a knee injury, and is facing similar issues this year.
Jay Cutler has been improving week to week, and by the numbers has been playing some of the football of his career. But his offensive coordinator, Mike Martz, still sees room for improvement.
For most of the season the Bears’ defense has started games strong and limited the opponents’ offense for the entire game. That wasn’t the story against the Lions, but the Bears’ defense was able to finish the game strong.
The Bears have made vital improvements and have won five consecutive games. However, they’re still not a lock to make the playoffs.
Earl Bennett had a career day against the Lions. He, along with the rest of the offense, is showing signs of progress and the wins are staring to add up as a result.
A four-point victory over the Detroit Lions wasn’t what many people were expecting out of the Bears after winning four-straight games. But the important thing to remember is that it was a victory.