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(Eds: Adds photos. With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Bears defenders have been running off the field for a half-century now and yelling the same thing at their offensive teammates.
''Try and hold `em.''
One more time, that turned out to be too much to ask.
The Houston Texans arrived in Chicago with the same glittering 7-1 record and ranked in the top 10 in every important offensive category.
They got four turnovers Sunday night, but only did so much with them. They completed 14 passes and managed to muster all of 215 yards against the NFL's No. 1-ranked scoring defense.
But it was more than enough for a 13-6 win against the Bears, who played the second half without quarterback Jay Cutler, concussed after a helmet-to-chin blow delivered by linebacker Tim Dobbins just before intermission.
Still, when backup Jason Campbell entered the game, it seemed he could hardly do worse. Cutler took 40 yards passing, two interceptions and a 16.7 quarterbac...
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It’s déjà vu all over again for Chicago Bears fans in 2012. The Chicago Bears went on a long winning streak which had people talking about them as a top team in the NFL, just like last season. Now Jay Cutler is hurt, just like last season. The question now is whether or not Cutler will miss extended time, and how Jason Campbell will perform in his absence.
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The Chicago Bears are expected to sign quarterback Josh McCown with Jay Cutler's status in doubt because of a concussion, ESPN Chicago reported Monday. Cutler sustained a concussion after taking a hard hit during the Bears' 13-6 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday night. Jason Campbell replaced Cutler for the second half of the game. The Bears will need another backup...
Jay Cutler left the game against Houston at halftime having also been diagnosed with a concussion, but, for me the issue poses a bigger question than whether or not Jason Campbell can do enough to lead the Bears to victory (I'd suggest it just got quite a bit harder for them). The question is why wasn't a concussion test administered on Cutler before he went to the locker...
Join the guys for their observations and insights on Sunday night’s loss to Houston on the next edition of “Bears Claws”. They’ll discuss Jay Cutler’s injury, the Bears offensive struggles, and whether they can rebound next Monday night on the road in San Francisco. It will be a lively 30 minutes of blocking, tackling, and tongue-in-cheek humor, so make sure [...]
The constant rain has turned this Sunday Night Football game between the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears into an utter slop fest. But even then it’s not without its big plays.Tim Dobbins made a play to get after Jay Cutler and unfortunately for Cutler, despite absorbing a massive hit, it was all for nothing. Cutler had barely crossed the line of scrimmage, making the pass...
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has left Chicago's game against the Houston Texans because of a concussion.
A scrambling Cutler took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Tim Dobbins after unleashing a pass on third down at midfield late in the first half Sunday night.
There were offsetting penalties on the play. Cutler got called for an illegal forward pass because he was beyond the line...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bears star cornerback Charles Tillman is active for Sunday's game against Houston, while Texans tight end Owen Daniels is out because of a back injury.
There was some question about Tillman's status after he told a Chicago radio station he might not be available because his wife, Jackie, is due to give birth to a girl -- the couple's fourth child. He...
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The Bears cruised into the 2012 season’s halfway point by utterly eviscerating the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, 51-20. Titans fans came to watch a football game, and were instead treated to ritual sacrifice.
The Bears led 28-2 after their relentless first quarter defensive onslaught, a quarter which saw a blocked punt for a touchdown, a 46 yard pick-six for Brian Urlacher...