NFC North

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears To Pick 14th In NFL Draft

For those looking for a bright spot following the Bears’ crushing loss to the Packers on Sunday, look no further than the team’s draft position.

670 The Score–12/30/2013

Jim Schwartz. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Lions Fire Head Coach Jim Schwartz

And just like that, the Lions have fired head coach Jim Schwartz.

670 The Score–12/30/2013

Jay Cutler. (Credit: Getty Images)

Baffoe: Let’s Mock People Blaming Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler could cure cancer and would still not win people over because of his lack of warmth and fuzziness.

670 The Score–12/30/2013

Leslie Frazier. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Vikings Fire Coach Leslie Frazier

The Minnesota Vikings fired coach Leslie Frazier on Monday morning, one year after they made the playoffs and one day after they finished a 5-10-1 season.

670 The Score–12/30/2013

Earl Bennett. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Bears Preparing For Earl Bennett To Miss Sunday’s Game

Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett is still attending to a family matter back in Texas and the Bears are preparing for him to miss Sunday’s game against the Packers.

670 The Score–12/27/2013

Jay Cutler.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Packers Are Fair Measuring Stick For Trestman-Cutler Tandem

One win. Seven losses. Eight touchdowns. Seventeen interceptions.

670 The Score–12/26/2013

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

Stafford Takes Heavy Blame For Lions’ Fall

There’s plenty of blame to go around for the Detroit Lions’ fall from the NFC North driver’s seat to a Week 17 game with no playoff implications.

670 The Score–12/26/2013

Jim Schwartz. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Schwartz Regrets Yelling Back At Fans

Jim Schwartz’s emotions have gotten the best of him at least a few times publicly as coach of the Detroit Lions.

670 The Score–12/24/2013

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

Doyel: Time To Label Stafford What He Is – A Bust

Question: Is former No. 1 overall draft pick Matthew Stafford a bust? Answer: Sure he is.

670 The Score–12/23/2013

Safety Major Wright attempts to tackle running back Bryce Brown of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Credit: Rich Schultz, Getty)

Lindholm: Bears Historically Bad On Sunday Night

The Bears set several standards of futility in their 54-11 loss to the Eagles Sunday evening.

670 The Score–12/23/2013

Josh McCown and Jay Cutler.  (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

5 Things To know After Eagles Rout Bears 54-11

Even if a game doesn’t matter much in the standings, the Philadelphia Eagles don’t take nights off.

670 The Score–12/23/2013

Matt Forte carries the ball against the Packers. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears-Packers Game Time Changed

For the NFC North, it’s all on the line this Sunday at Soldier Field.

670 The Score–12/23/2013

LeSean McCoy  carries the ball with pressure from David Bass. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears A Total Buzz-Kill

Delusions of grandeur danced in the back of your mind like so many sugarplum fairies. Admit it.

670 The Score–12/22/2013

Marc Trestman.  (Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Trestman May Be Forced To Gamble Sunday

Bears fans have come to know their first-year coach is one who is willing to take risks.

670 The Score–12/20/2013

Jay Cutler.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Trestman Leaves Door Open To Resting Starters

Depending on what happens late Sunday afternoon in Detroit and Green Bay, Bears head coach Marc Trestman may elect to rest some key starters against the Eagles on Sunday night.

12/19/2013

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

Matt Forte. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Hoge: NFC North Could Come Down To Bears-Packers At Soldier Field

By winning back-to-back games for the first time since September, the Bears have greatly increased their chances of making the playoffs.

670 The Score–12/16/2013

Packers quarterback Matt Flynn with head coach Mike Carthy. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Packers’ Backup Plan Maybe Not Good For Cowboys

Matt Flynn is the backup trying to keep Green Bay in playoff contention until the franchise quarterback returns.

670 The Score–12/12/2013

Alshon Jeffery  advances the ball while Andrew Sendejo of the Minnesota Vikings. (Credit: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Dumb Loss Spoils Jeffery’s Day

Nothing like a lethal cocktail of bad and stupid to turn a record into a footnote.

670 The Score–12/01/2013

Devin Hester returns a kickoff for a touchdown against the Rams in 2006. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Hoge: Hester Reflects On Last Time He Played Cornerback In St. Louis

Devin Hester’s 2006 trip to St. Louis was one his best games as pro and one of his worst.

670 The Score–11/22/2013

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