North Carolina beat Illinois in the 2005 NCAA title game.
The Chicago Bears stopped their five-game losing streak at the end of this what-could-have-been season, but even this victory was plenty painful.
Three weeks into the Caleb Hanie experience, it’s safe to say this back-up plan has not gone as smoothly as hoped.
Check out who won this week’s game ball from The McNeil and Spiegel Show.
The Bears may have only put up three points in their loss to the Chiefs on Sunday, but the opportunities to score were certainly there.
Instead of giving the game ball to the best player, this week’s game ball goes to the worst player.
The Bears were in the process of mounting a comeback against the Chiefs that might have allowed them to turn a galling defeat into a wipe-your-brow victory.
The Bears 10-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday has one former Bear questioning whether or not he’ll ever watch a football game again.
In a game that featured two anemic offenses, the Bears still had an opportunity to tie the game late in the fourth quarter.
We may never recover from this. It has happened.
Sunday’s 10-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs was so ugly, it will likely go down as one of the worst home losses in Bears’ history.
A week ago, it was understandable to remain optimistic about the Bears chances going forward, despite obvious issues. This week, it’s impossible.
Just over a month ago, the Bears were 2-3 and looked to be headed for disappointment. Five wins later, they seem like a legitimate player in the NFC race after another rather impressive showing against San Diego on Sunday. That is, if they are able to overcome Jay Cutler’s broken thumb.
Cutler threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns, and the Bears won their fifth straight, beating Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers 31-20 on Sunday.
Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said Williams’ future in the NFL is completely up to the performance of the veteran wide receiver.
The votes are in and the McNeil and Spiegel Show has awarded their weekly game ball to Matt Forte.
They haven’t looked truly remarkable since their Week 1 thrashing of Atlanta, but in running the ball better of late and an improved defense, the playoffs don’t seem as far fetched as they did after the Green Bay and New Orleans debacles earlier in the year.
Bad drafts, bad signings, desperate trades and hamstrung, stubborn coaches have the Bears staring at a dark road.
Lovie Smith evaluates the regular season in four quarters, so let’s evaluate Lovie’s crew in the same fashion.
The reasons for the Bears’ inefficiencies are many, and shared. But, really. Somebody get open.