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7 Photos That Remind Us Why We Missed The NFL

Football is back and we couldn’t be happier!

09/12/2014

Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens passes against Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on September 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Flacco, Ravens Beat Steelers, 26-6, Without Rice

Playing three days after running back Ray Rice was released, the Ravens got a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and rolled past the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 on Thursday night.

09/11/2014

The Spiegel and Mannelly Show

Spiegs & Mannelly Furious Five — Week 2

The crew of the Spiegel and Mannelly Show are partaking in a confidence pool contest.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

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Reports: Ray Rice Suspended 2 Games For Aggravated Assault Charge

Ray Rice allegedly struck his then-fiancee Janay unconscious in February.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2014

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Durkin’s Playbook: Breaking Down The Bears’ ‘Smash’ Route

The Bears are good in the red zone in part because of this go-to concept.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2014

Defensive end Lamarr Houston. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Free Agent Spotlight: DE Lamarr Houston Film Breakdown

Houston has the versatility and read-and-react skills the Bears coveted.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2014

A Pittsburgh Steelers fan cheers against the Cleveland Browns during the game on December 29, 2013 at Heinz Field. (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: What Makes A Great Sports Town?

Is it because every team in the city is equally loved and supported, with sellouts stretching back decades, through good seasons and bad?

01/13/2014

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

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Baffoe: ‘League Of Denial’ Causes Me To Face An Addiction

Ask me why I keep watching, and I’ll tell you I enjoy it despite very much knowing and accepting the brutal negatives. And I’m not ready to walk away yet.

670 The Score–10/09/2013

Major Wright. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Bears Catch Steelers Off Guard With Pressure Defense

Defense has new look under Mel Tucker.

09/23/2013

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hoge: ‘Mr. Fourth Quarter’ Does It Again

Jay Cutler has delivered in the fourth quarter in three straight games.

09/23/2013

Ben Roethlisberger. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Blitz To ‘Historic’ Win

The Bears dialed up the blitz Sunday night.

670 The Score–09/22/2013

Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears throws during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on September 22, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Undefeated Bears Win Big Over Steelers, 40-23

Chicago’s defense forced five turnovers and scored twice, and the Bears beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 40-23 on Sunday night to remain unbeaten.

09/22/2013

Matt Cavanaugh of the New York Jets poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by NFL Photos)

Joniak’s Journal: QB Guru Matt Cavanaugh A Calming Influence On Cutler

By Jeff Joniak First Impression In his 16th NFL season, Matt Cavanaugh is working as hard as ever as the Bears quarterback coach.  Jay Cutler wondered aloud today if Cavanaugh ever sleeps.  He’s a football […]

09/19/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Defenses To Draft

Good rule of thumb: Wait on defenses. Here’s our top 12 fantasy football defenses to draft.

08/09/2013

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Top 10 Most Anticipated NFL Matchups

There are plenty of matchups to get excited about for the 2013 season, such as the Ravens’ season-opening trip to Denver. Here are 10 other games that should be as exciting on the field as they are intriguing on paper.

08/01/2013

James Harrison

Steelers’ Harrison Calls Goodell A ‘Devil’

Heavily fined Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison calls NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “crook” and a “devil,” among other insults, in a magazine article.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

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Steelers’ Hines Ward Arrested On DUI Charge

Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Hines Ward was arrested early Saturday in Georgia on a drunken driving charge, sheriff’s officials said.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2011

Rashard Mendenhall

Mendenhall Loses Champion Sponsorship After Bin Laden Tweets

After Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall made Tweets about criticizing people for celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden, he received plenty of backlash from fans and members of the media.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

Hines Ward

Mix-Up Leads To Police Detaining Hines Ward At Gunpoint

A mix-up over a reported stolen car led to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward briefly being detailed by police at gunpoint on Thursday. According to police, Ward released without being arrested.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

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