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Alshon Jeffery of the Chicago Bears celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns.  (Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

AP: NFL Power Rankings – Week 16

For the first time in weeks, the Bears sit atop the NFC North in the AP’s NFL Power Rankings.

670 The Score–12/18/2013

Matthew Stafford. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 15 NFL Picks

With only three playoff tickets punched, 25 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.

670 The Score–12/14/2013

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.  (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 14 NFL Picks

With four games remaining, 29 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.

12/06/2013

Jay Ratliff.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Hoge: Ratliff Ready To Contribute More Against Former Team

Jeremiah Ratliff did not want to come off the field Sunday.

670 The Score–12/05/2013

Matthew Stafford. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

AP: NFL Power Rankings – Week 14

The AP NFL Power Rankings are in for Week 14, and it’s not good for the NFC North.

670 The Score–12/04/2013

Julius Peppers sacks Christian Ponder. (Credit: Adam Bettcher, Getty)

Hoge’s Week 13 Rewind: Bears’ Defensive Line Gets Home

This may surprise you, but the Bears’ defense actually made some progress in Sunday’s 23-20 overtime loss to the Vikings.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2013

Marc Trestman.  (Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Hoge: Trestman’s Decision Doesn’t ‘Add’ Up

Sometimes you’re just wrong.

670 The Score–12/02/2013

Josh McCown scrambles with the ball as Sharrif Floyd of the Minnesota Vikings. (Credit:  Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Bears Blow Multiple Chances To End Game

Robbie Gould’s missed 47-yard field goal in overtime will go down as the play that cost the Bears’ a crucial win in the middle of a playoff chase, but it was just one of many opportunities they had to end the game.

12/01/2013

Head coach Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings and head coach Marc Trestman of the Chicago Bears greet each other after the game. (Credit: Adam Bettcher, Getty)

Hoge: Trestman Trusts Gould Instead Of Risking More Mistakes

The day was not supposed to end that way for Robbie Gould.

12/01/2013

Sharrif Floyd  of the Minnesota Vikings forces the fumble of Josh McCown  for a Vikings recovery  (Credit: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Bears Earn A Loss In Minnesota

If there’s such a thing as earning a loss, the Bears did just that.

12/01/2013

Adrian Peterson carries the ball for a gain against the Chicago Bears. (Credit: Adam Bettcher, Getty)

Vikings Top Bears 23-20 In Overtime

Blair Walsh’s 34-yard field goal with 1:43 left in overtime gave the Minnesota Vikings a 23-20 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday after both teams missed kicks in the extra period.

12/01/2013

Major Wright. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Major Wright Ruled Out, But Paea, Ratliff Will Play

The Bears will be without starting strong safety Major Wright Sunday against the Vikings as he was officially ruled inactive with a hamstring injury.

12/01/2013

Russell Wilson. (Credit: Andy Lyons, Getty)

Durkin: Week 13 NFL Picks

Entering Week 13, 24 teams remain in or within one game of a playoff bid.

670 The Score–11/30/2013

A view of the Bears offensive line and the Vikings defensive line. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Expert Picks: Bears To Get Run Over By Vikings

Our experts make their picks for Sunday’s Bears-Vikings game.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2013

Matt Forte  fumbles the ball against the St. Louis Rams (Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Forte Misses Practice But Bears Expect Him To Play

The Bears are expecting to have Matt Forte Sunday against the Vikings.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2013

A view of the Bears offensive line and the Vikings defensive line. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Vikings Pass Rush A Concern For Bears

No team in the NFL has pressured quarterbacks more than the Minnesota Vikings.

11/26/2013

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 12 NFL Picks

Heading into Week 12, 23 teams are either in or within one game of a playoff bid. A marquee matchup between two old foes is rekindled on Sunday night.

670 The Score–11/22/2013

(credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

AP: NFL Power Rankings – Week 12

A win on Sunday over the Ravens did little to improve the Bears’ standing in the AP NFL Power Rankings.

670 The Score–11/20/2013

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 11 NFL Picks

Ten weeks in the books and 23 teams remain in or within one-and-a-half games of a playoff bid. Week 11 is highlighted by two marquee, prime time matchups.

670 The Score–11/16/2013

Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers (Credit:  Michael Regan)

Durkin: Week 10 NFL Picks

Nine weeks into the season, there have been several notable turnarounds.

670 The Score–11/09/2013

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