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DETROIT -- Jay Cutler passed for 257 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown to Earl Bennett, and the Chicago Bears forced four turnovers as they kept their playoff hopes alive with a 26-24 win over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. Matt Forte rushed for 103 yards and scored a touchdown and while Olindo Mare kicked four field goals for the Bears (10-6), who needed a Green Bay victory over Minnesota later in the day to gain a wild-card berth. Calvin Johnson came up 36 yards shy of 2,000 receiving yards in a season. Johnson, who caught five passes for 72 yards, broke Jerry Rice's single-season record of 1,848 receiving yards against Atlanta last weekend. He was targeted 14 times. Matthew Stafford passed for 272 yards and three touchdowns for the Lions (4-12), who finished the season with an eight-game losing streak. Will Heller's 10-yard touchdown catch with 6:31 remaining in the third quarter pulled the Lions within 20-17. But Mikel Leshoure fumbled on Detroit...
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Jay Cutler threw for 257 yards and a touchdown and helped seal the game with a late scramble, and the Chicago Bears kept their playoff hopes alive - for now - with a 26-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Chicago (10-6) still needs a Minnesota loss to Green Bay to reach the postseason. The win by the Bears eliminated the defending champion New York Giants from the playoff picture...
DETROIT (AP) -- Jay Cutler threw for 257 yards and a touchdown and helped seal the game with a late scramble, and the Chicago Bears kept their playoff hopes alive -- for now -- with a 26-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Chicago (10-6) still needs a Minnesota loss to Green Bay to reach the postseason. The win by the Bears eliminated the defending champion New York Giants...
Upon hearing the news that his head coach Lovie Smith had been fired, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler tweeted, “Change isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes change can be good.” Oh. Gonna help coach pack his bags and drive him to the airport, Jay? Say this for the current Bears’ brain trust, [...]
Too little, too late is all can be said about how the Chicago Bears ended the 2012 season at 10-6 and now the potential Chicago Bears offseason moves need to be assessed. What will the Chicago Bears do to get better in the 2013 season? The first place to look to where they need to improve, is by examining the players that will be possibly be saying sayonara to the Chicago Bears in...
It was somewhat a surprise when after a 10 win season the Chicago Bears decided to part ways with Lovie Smith. Smith became one of several “Black Monday” victims joining multiple other NFL coaches who were fired. The question now for the Bears becomes who? Who will be the next head coach in Chicago? What about Andy Reid?
After 14 seasons Reid has been fired as the head...
To say that the Chicago Bears 2012 season was a disappointment would be a huge understatement. A team once hyped as Super Bowl contenders truly proved to be pretenders as they became the first NFL team since 1999 to start a season at 7-1 and miss the playoffs. Plenty of shortcomings can be cited as the reasons behind the Bears demise but looking ahead to 2013 there are several...
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Jay Cutler seems to have fallen on the sword a little bit, but admits change might be good for the long term...
Here's the noon lead in Buffalo after the firing of Chan Gailey and his staff...
And, now, Kansas City and Crennel...
((HT: KSHB-TV Kansas City))
8 a.m. ET: While the NFL has handed out plenty of pretty presents so far this season, it truly saved the best to last.
Tucked away in Week 17 like that extra present hidden under the couch, the NFL’s final set of games may have the most intrigue of any time so far this year. As well as a load of divisional matchups and some games that promise to make the most of impending winter...
Inconsistent, hard to watch, and downright woeful for most of the 2012 season, the focus will be squarely on Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears offense as they make a bid for the playoffs in Sunday’s regular season finale in Detroit. First-year offense coordinator Mike Tice has fared no better, and in many cases worse, than predecessor Mike Martz. The [...]
Another year, another let down for the Bears and Cowboys. When will these two organizations realize they don't need their QBs? I'm not saying that these teams are horrible. Both teams have enough talent to win a Super Bowl without their respected quarterbacks. NFL teams have been committed to their QBs over the years, but teams have won Super Bowls because they parted...
While Vanderbilt isn't known for pumping out talented in the SEC outside of Jay Cutler, the Commodores have a handful of NFL talent on deck as they face off against NC State. After firing coach Tom O'Brien, it won't be an easy task facing off against one of the best young coaches in James Franklin, but Mike Glennon, Tobais Palmer, and NC State have the talent offensively...
The Chicago Bears victory over the Detroit Lions was a microcosm of the 2012 season, in which the Bears started out fast and faded late only to win a close game. If the Bears had squeaked into the playoffs, it would have been on the heels of a game that they barely won.
The defense forced four turnovers, putting the offense in prime position to score touchdowns and put...