Found November 09, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Kyle AdamsAndre Smith
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
The Bears on Wednesday replaced one rookie tight end with another on their 53-man roster, putting Kyle Adams on injured reserve with a hamstring injury and elevating Andre Smith from the practice squad.

Earl Bennett fined $5,000 for orange shoes

Bears receiver Earl Bennett put on a pair of orange shoes for Monday night’s game against the Eagles. The NFL was not happy with that blatant disregard for its uniform policies: Bennett has confirmed that the NFL fined him $5,000 because of the shoes. Some players who get fined vow not to change their ways,…

Ron Jaworski does an about-face on Jay Cutler

When he turned on the film of the Eagles-Bears game Tuesday, ESPN Monday Night Football ­analyst Ron Jaworski marveled at Jay Cutler’s confidence and command. “That comes from success,” Jaworski told the Sun-Times on Wednesday. “Jay has been outstanding, but it starts with the ­offensive line...

What happened on Eagles' fake punt?

Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of email questions from fans on

Monday Morning Quarterback: Bears-Eagles (11.07.11)

Welcome back, Earl! Bennett records the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. Just who exactly were those Bears who showed up in Philadelphia on Monday night and delivered a 30-24 victory over the heavily-favored Eagles? Who was that team who defied my expectations? And these local guys? And these national guys, too? It was a team on a mission, that’s who.  A team who meant...

Chicago Bears team report: Devin Hester's status uncertain

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Bears reward Garza; Bennett could be next

Lance Briggs didn't get the raise he wanted, but he was happy to see one of his teammates get rewarded: As first reported by the Tribune's Brad Biggs, the Bears signed center Roberto Garza to a two-year extension worth $6.55 million, with $2.6 million guaranteed.

Bears Ground Eagles, Win Third Straight

Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score to Earl Bennett late in the fourth quarter, and Chicago overcame two rare fumbles by Matt Forte to win their third consecutive game, a hard-fought 30-27 road decision over the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bears move to 5-3 and firmly plant themselves into the NFC playoff picture with a huge home [...]

Bears Continue to Baffle Vick

Lovie Smith has Michael Vick’s number. In 4 regular season games against Vick Lovie has won all of them, adding win number 4 last night as the Chicago Bears beat the Philadelphia Eagles 30-24 on Monday Night Football. Vick was contained again by the Bears defense forcing him into a turnover, keeping his running in check, and making Vick uncomfortable in the pocket. While the Bears...

Why the Lions will beat the Bears

There are a few things you need to know about my friend Peter Schrager. He likes to play it safe. He loves picking the home team. And he really likes riding a wave. Pete, the NFL, more than ever before, is a week to week league. Don't overreact to the Bears being so jazzed up on Monday night, motivated by being 8 point dogs, and beating the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bears host...

Bears DT Anthony Adams calls scandal heartbreaking

Bears defensive tackle Anthony Adams is an affable, fun-loving guy who elicits some off-the-wall questions and answers every one of them. But this was a new one, even for Adams: ‘‘Did you ever see young boys around Jerry Sandusky?’’ ‘’No, no,’’ Adams said in the Bears’ locker room...

Cutler shows how good he can be when standing on two feet

Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler showed what he could do when he has good pass protection Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Cutler wasn't sacked once in leading the Bears to a 30-24 victory.

Look Back at Five Difference-Makers: Bears-Eagles

Staff writer Steve Fini looks back at five players who made the difference in Monday night’s loss.Earl Bennett (WR/Chicago) – I stated in my player preview for this game that the problem for the Eagles secondary would be getting off the field on third down, and that Dane Sanzenbacher, the Bears slot receiver, would be the reason. Well, I wasn’t aware that Bennett was going...

11 Things That Have Happened Since Cutler Last Went Sack-Free

The biggest problem for Jay Cutler since joining the Bears has been the inability to stay upright. He led the league in sacks in 2010, and has been sacked 21 times this season. The good news is that against the Eagles, the Bears offensive line kept Cutler from getting sacked. The last time that happened was in a Nov. 12, 2009 loss to San Francisco. That's just short of two...
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