Found October 07, 2013 on The Sports Post:
Although school and work are out on Sundays, football fans still have a lot of learning to do. The lessons for the day include: learning which teams are contenders, which teams are pretenders, and which players will step up to bring their squad over the top. On Sunday in Chicago, however, we learned nothing about the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears as far as where the two teams stand in the NFL food chain. If you didn't believe the Saints are for real after the first four weeks, that lesson they taught in Chicago should be more than enough material to sway your opinion. And, if you mistakenly thought that the Bears were a legitimate NFC contender after their 3-0 start, this loss should more than prove to you that Chicago is nothing more and nothing less than mediocre. After their loss to New Orleans, they stand at 3-2 with the New York Giants coming to town Thursday and then they travel to Washington D.C. to play the Redskins the following week. These two games are...

Cheer up, Bears Fans

The Chicago Bears really have nothing to be ashamed about. Hear me out for a second. Yes, It’s easy to criticize your offense for only targeting your best player four times. It’s easy to criticize after a gut wrenching defeat littered with unforgiveable mental errors. Heck, it’s even easy to criticize whomever littered Earl Bennett onto the field on Sunday, that person needs...

Bears lose Nate Collins to a torn ACL

Bears head coach Mar Trestman told the media today that defensive tackle Nate Collins is done for the season after tearing his ACL on Sunday. LM: Trestman confirms that DT Nate Collins has torn ACL and will miss rest of season. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 7, 2013 Collins is the second defensive tackle to tear his ACL this season.  They recently lost Henry Melton.  ...

Saints' clock control a factor in 5-0 start

For Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints, time of possession is of the essence. ''It's an important statistic,'' Payton said Monday, acknowledging the role that his team's ability to control the clock has played in its 5-0 start. The Saints' fourth-ranked offense has had the ball for an average of 34:37 per game, which led the NFL heading into Monday...

Pierre Thomas Sees Heavy Workload vs. Bears

Saints running back Pierre Thomas saw a season-high 28 touches in Week 5 against Chicago and had 91 yards from scrimmage and two receiving touchdowns.Fantasy Spin:Thomas' touches have been all over the place this season. He had 13 in Week 1, nine in Weeks 2 and 4 and 17 in Week 3. We think he'll be closer to 10 than 25 most weeks.

Packers beat Lions with defense; Bears fall

The Packers needed defense to stifle the Lions at Lambeau Field while the Bears couldn’t find enough defense on Jimmy Graham and the Saints at Soldier Field.

Bears Lose DT Nate Collins For The Season

The Chicago Bears announced that DT Nate Collins suffered a torn ACL against the Saints and will miss the rest of the 2013 season. HC Mark Trestman says the Bears will look for help at defensive tackle for their Thursday matchup against the Giants, per Tom Pelissaro. Trestman added that it will be tough to find someone who’s capable of contributing in just a matter of days. ...

Reunited Saints sitting at perfect 5-0 record

The New Orleans Saints are now one of three teams in the NFL to be a perfect 5-0 on the season after Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. More promising for the immediate future, The Black and Gold is the only unbeaten team in the NFC, after Seattle fell to Indianapolis. Saints fans may be reveling in perfection, frenzied by the fact that 90 percent of teams...

Drew Brees, Tom Brady see streaks come to an end on Sunday

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady both saw some long running streaks come to an end on Sunday. Both players were on the road. Brees was trying to break his own record while Brady was trying to continue his assault on a touchdown record. Drew Brees tied his own record last week, throwing for 300 or more yards in his ninth consecutive game. After...

What's ahead?

What's ahead? Unless you are psychic, we do not know. Will this offense ever gel? Can the defense keep up providing the support they have through the first five weeks? One thing that we do know is that the next three games are among the most important of the very young season. New Orleans at home, the Jets in Met Life (I am hoping that this is only our first visit...

Bears' Collins out for rest of season

The Chicago Bears say defensive tackle Nate Collins will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury.

Report: Rob Gronkowski likely to return against New Orleans Saints

(Chris McGrath/Getty Images North America) It looks like the New England Patriots are finally going to get tight end Rob Gronkowski back on the field.  That, according to reports by and ESPN. Both outlets say league sources tell them the 24-year-old Gronkowski is expected to be cleared this week and, though it's not definite, will likely make his season debut...

Rob Gronkowski expected to play against New Orleans Saints

Rob Gronkowski is reportedly expected to return for the New England Patriots against the New Orleans Saints this weekend. Pro Football Talk cited a league source on Tuesday morning who claims Gronkowski will be cleared this week and will suit up on Sunday. Gronkowski had multiple surgeries on his broken forearm and another surgery on […]

Bears Post-Game Quotes

Chicago Bears players and coaches discuss today's 26-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Saints hand Bears 2nd straight loss

The New Orleans Saints rolled into town and systematically dismantled the Chicago Bears, handing the team their second loss in an as many weeks.
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