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Lions defensive lineman Ezekiel Ansah sacks Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Bears Need To Buy Back Our Love On Black Friday

There are a lot of dumb teams in the NFL. Make some deals with them, Bears.

CBS Chicago–11/28/2014

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Fire Roger Goodell

The Ray Rice debacle is just the latest of missteps by NFL commissioner Goodell.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Adrian Wilson. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Baffoe: What To Absolutely Watch For In Bears-Eagles

Apparently, Adrian Wilson has everything and nothing to prove tonight.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Jordan Lynch. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Let’s Be Fair To Bears, Jordan Lynch

In evaluating Jordan Lynch, we need to forget his uplifting, local story.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2014

49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: I See Alonzo Spellman In Aldon Smith

Maybe we should be quicker to help troubled 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith than to criticize him.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2014

DeSean Jackson. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: I’m Rooting For DeSean Jackson

This guilt-by-association narrative surrounding DeSean Jackson is ridiculous.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2014

Brian Urlacher. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Urlacher Has A Misguided Definition Of Loyalty

Brian Urlacher’s indifference toward being honored by the Bears says a lot.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2014

Malcolm Smith. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Nasty Seahawks Win By Knockout

Seattle’s relentless, physical defense left Denver helpless.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 23: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers passes against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at Candlestick Park on December 23, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kaepernick, Strong Defense Help Establish 49ers Among NFL’s Best In 2013

Although they made a deeper playoff push a year ago, the 2013 season for the 49ers was far from a letdown. The team continued to improve each week, and heading into the off season know that they have a quarterback and defense that is going to make them contenders for years to come.

01/21/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina Panthers

Up next for the 49ers are the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers came to Candlestick earlier this season and beat San Francisco, the 49ers are the better team and have a very good shot at winning their second straight road playoff game.

01/07/2014

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

Baffoe: RIP The Cutler Contract Debate

To now continue to rail against Cutler is howling at the moon, tilting at windmills, typing in metaphors.

670 The Score–01/03/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Newton Needs Panthers Players To Step Up

The Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it’s not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.

12/31/2013

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 29: Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a touchdown with teamamates against the St. Louis Rams on December 29, 2013 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Which Team Is The Best Opponent for Seattle?

Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?

12/31/2013

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

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

Running back Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions runs for a gain while under pressure from cornerback Jimmy Smith #22 of the Baltimore Ravens during the first half at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lions’ Playoff Chances Hurt With Loss To Ravens

Justin Tucker’s career-long 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds left lifted the Baltimore Ravens to an 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions in a Monday night matchup with major playoff implications.

12/16/2013

Josh McCown. (Getty Images)

McCown Earns NFC Offensive Player Of The Week Honors

At age 34, Josh McCown is playing the best football of his career.

670 The Score–12/11/2013

Marc Trestman.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Marc Trestman Is The Anti-Coach

Such candidness and volume of response is not supposed to happen from an NFL coach.

670 The Score–11/20/2013

Julius Peppers  sacks Joe Flacco.  (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Hit ‘Reset Button’ After Weather Delay

Josh McCown credited the unseen hand of divine power.

670 The Score–11/17/2013

Corey Wootton sacks Seneca Wallace #9 of the Green Bay Packers. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Make Their Break

At least the Bears defense can say that it made its own luck.

670 The Score–11/04/2013

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