Found November 14, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
  Given the challenges Marc Trestman has faced with free agent defections, Brian Urlacher’s retirement and the rampant injuries besetting the Bears this season, the first year NFL head coach  has done an exceptional job keeping his troops in contention for both the NFC North title and a Wild Card berth.  Yet last Sunday was certainly not Trestman’s finest hour, as three mind-boggling decisions he made in a pivotal game against the Detroit Lions likely cost the Bears a victory and gifted their rivals sole possession of first place in the division and a season-series sweep of the Bears. The latter issue is of the utmost importance because,with both teams having seven games remaining on their schedule, the 5-4 Bears will almost certainly have to overtake the 6-3 Lions in the standings to win the division.  Following Sunday’s defeat, the Bears are also now a full game behind the Carolina Panthers for one of two NFC wild card berths. The most egregious decision Trestman made Sunday was ...

Chicago Bears rolling with McCown, shift to Bowman Sunday

With injuries to quarterback Jay Cutler (high-ankle sprain) and cornerback Charles Tillman (torn right triceps, placed on injured reserve), the Chicago Bears will stay in-house to replace the two wounded teammates. The Bears recently signed safety Derrick Martin, formerly of the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers (2010) and the New York Giants (2011), will fill the roster spot...

Cutler's ankle cast is called precautionary

The Chicago Bears fitted quarterback Jay Cutler with a hard cast on his injured left ankle, which he was spotted wearing on Wednesday, but coach Marc Trestman insists the cast was simply applied to provide stabilization. “The doctors and the trainers talked about just making sure that it’s stabilized,” Trestman said Thursday. “It wasn’t swollen after the game [on Sunday...

Chicago Bears: 2013 Week 11 NFL Power Rankings (#12)

Last week: 13 (+1) Record: 5-4 Another one bites the dust on the Bears’ defense. Before the season, the Bears had 6 above average or better starters, Julius Peppers, Henry Melton, Lance Briggs, Tim Jennings, Charles Tillman, and Major Wright. Henry Melton is already out for the season. Charles Tillman is now out until the playoffs, if they can make them. Lance Briggs is out indefinitely...

No timetable for Ratliff’s return

Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff, a four-time Pro Bowl lineman, is close to returning from a groin injury but neither he nor Bears brass are sure of when he’ll be back on the field.

Sam Hurd gets 15 years in prison

Former Cowboys and Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to distribute a very large amount of drugs in the Chicago area. BREAKING: Former NFL player Sam Hurd gets 15 years for role in drug-distribution scheme. — The Associated Press (@AP) November 14, 2013 Hurd got off pretty easy since he was facing a possible life sentence....

Baltimore Ravens at Chicago Bears: Three Bold Predictions

The Chicago Bears will host the Baltimore Ravens in a matchup of two teams that are tied for second place in their respective divisions.While Chicago is coming off a 21-19 loss to the Detroit Lions, Baltimore comes into this contest on the heels of a 20-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. With two clubs battling to keep their playoff hopes alive, anything can happen.That being...

Reggie Bush on Brandon Marshall’s comments: “The little brother always grows up”

Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall referred to the Lions as their little brother after Sunday’s loss to Detroit at Solider Field. “They’re the little brother who grew a little bit, may be a little taller than the bigger brother. He’s not stronger,” Marshall said Monday on WMVP-AM, per the Chicago Tribune. “He’s not better than the big brother at anything. But it...

Bears-Ravens Wednesday Injury Report

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TE Bennett questionable to face Ravens

The Chicago Bears list tight end Martellus Bennett (ankle) as questionable to face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, while defensive end Shea McClellin (hamstring) is doubtful after sitting out the entire week of practice. Bennett rested his sore ankle on Thursday, but returned to the field in limited fashion on Friday. “He (Bennett) worked probably 50 percent of the practice...

Fixing run defense a priority for Bears

Against the run, the Chicago Bears defense has been a porous unit to this point in the season, something that must change if the team is going to make the playoffs.

History in the making

With Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, the Chicago Bears currently boast the best wide receiver duo in the history of the franchise, and it’s not even close.

Trestman speaks 11/15

Full-text transcript of Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman’s Friday press conference.

Trestman Speaks 11/14

Full-text transcripts of Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman from Thursday's press conference.

Week 11 Fantasy Football Injury Report: Jay Cutler

Well, that miraculous return was pretty short lived, huh? Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler left Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions with a high ankle sprain, which occurred on the same side as his torn groin muscle. According to Bears’ coach Mark Trestman, Cutler will definitely be out this week and is considered “week to week” at this time:   Bears QB Jay Cutler ruled out of...

Hurd gets 15 years in drug case

Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for his role in starting a drug-distribution scheme while playing for the Chicago Bears, completing a steep downfall that ended his football career and left his future in tatters.
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