Nick Foles (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NFC Roundup: Quarterback Battles Heat Up Across NFL

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…


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NFC Roundup: Training Camps, NFL Kickoff Days Away

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 walks off the field after suffering bruised ribs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cutler Is Tough. Period.

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.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2012

Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears looks for a receiver under pressure from Justin Durant #52 of the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on October 22, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cutler Shakes Off Injury, Bears Beat Lions 13-7

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.


The stage is set for the final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, October 22, 2012. US President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will meet later tonight for the final time in a debate focusing on foreign policy. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Bears vs. Debate? Fans Need To Make That Call Tonight

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?



Guide To Lincoln Park Zoo

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 runs past Antwan Barnes of the San Diego Chargers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Can Forte Carry Bears With Cutler Out?

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.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2011

Jay Cutler is flushed out of the pocket by Ndamukong Suh. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Trying To Enjoy Bears Amid PSU Anger

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.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2011


Prediction Machine’s Locks Of The Week

We talk to Paul Bessire of and get his locks of the week. Saints over Jags  Redskins and Titans as upset winners Cowboys over Lions Georgia Tech over NC State

670 The Score–09/30/2011

Art Institute Lion

Art Institute Lions To Wear Bears Helmets

The Art Institute lions will be showing their support for the Bears starting Friday.

CBS Chicago–01/21/2011

Julius Peppers

Bears Have Packers Right Where They Want Them

The Bears know just how good the New England Patriots are, and the Green Bay Packers are about to find that out for themselves.

670 The Score–12/15/2010

Matt Forte

Packers’ Loss Helps Bears Stay In First

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

Tinoisamoa Out For Patriots Game

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.


Mike Martz and Jay Cutler

Martz: Cutler Still Improving

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.


Brian Urlacher

Defense Started Slow, But Finished Strong

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.


Devin Hester

Playoffs Not A Lock For Bears

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

Biggs: Bennett And Offense Showing Signs Of Progress

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.

670 The Score–12/06/2010

Brandon Manumaleuna

Aikman: ‘Good Teams Find Ways To Win,’ That’s What Bears Did

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.

670 The Score–12/06/2010

Jay Cutler

Shepkowski: Cutler, Bears Need To Believe They Can Win It All

Obviously the Bears are better than most thought they would be entering the 2010 season but are they good enough to win the Super Bowl?

670 The Score–12/01/2010