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The Penalty Flag:
In 2009 Jay Cutler was traded to the Chicago Bears and signed a five-year, $50 million contract. It was the most the Bears had ever paid for a quarterback and the move rang in a new era in the Windy City; a commitment to the passing game.
Four years into the Jay Cutler experiment the transition can be labeled “disappointing” at best. Statistically Cutler has been middle of the road with the Bears. His best season was his first as he threw for 3,666 yards and 27 touchdowns. Unfortunately that performance was accompanied by 26 interceptions and a 76.8 quarterback rating. Meanwhile, Kyle Orton, the former Bears QB who was traded for Cutler, threw for a career best 3,802 yards, 21 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions that same season. Talk about a slap in the face.… Read more
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Despite an epic collapse this season, Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is expected to be back in 2013, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.
The Bears still have a shot at making the playoffs if they can beat the Lions on Sunday and have the Vikings lose to the Packers.
I believe a big part of the Bears’ second half struggles have been due to injuries to quarterback Jay...
Jay Cutler understands the Chicago Bears need help to get to the playoffs, and they could use more than just an assist from archrival Green Bay.
It would help if their offense pitched in.
It hasn't in recent weeks, and that's one reason the Bears (9-6) are in danger of missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. Those struggles have played a big role in their...
Linebacker Brian Urlacher returned to practice on Friday and was limited as the Chicago Bears prepare to play the Lions in Sunday’s regular season finale.
Even though Urlacher was limited in practice, it doesn’t sound like he’ll play this week.
The Bears will list Urlacher as doubtful for the game, according to a team spokesman, and chances are he was brought back to the field...
Injured middle linebacker Brian Urlacher practiced with the Chicago Bears for the first time in three weeks but was listed as doubtful for Sunday's critical game against Detroit. Urlacher saw limited duty in Friday's practice. He is trying to come back from a hamstring strain on Dec. 2 that forced him to miss the past three games. The Bears (9-6) need a victory Sunday...
The Chicago Bears elevated running back Harvey Unga to the active roster from the practice squad and waived defensive end Cheta Ozougwu. Unga spent about half the season on the practice squad. Ozougwu recorded two tackles in two games for the Bears.
Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers named the NFC's top Week 16 performer.
Peppers received defensive honors after recording three sacks, a forced fumble, five tackles and a pass defensed in the Bears' 28-13 win at Arizona. It marked his ninth career game with at least three sacks.
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The Chicago Bears will play against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. The game will air on FOX at 1 pm EST.
Week ago few could have predicted that the Chicago Bears would need a win and some help in Week 17 in order to make the playoffs. The Bears need a win and a Vikings loss in order to move onto post season play.
What is the points spread in the Bears and Lions game...
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton had some choice words for the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, calling them a dirty team both on offense and defense. In particular, Melton said Detroit’s offensive linemen talk trash and throw cheap shots. He singled out Lions center Dominic Raiola, calling him “old” and accusing him of using cuss words and playing dirty. Needless to...
The good news for the Chicago Bears from the Payton Center on Thursday is Matt Forte and Charles Tillman returned to practice.
The bad news is Brian Urlacher remained out.
Also joining Urlacher on the sidelines were Chris Conte, who has a hamstring pull; Blake Costanzo, who has a calf injury; and Armando Allen, who has a knee injury.
Forte had his right ankle heavily taped...
Bears’ safety, Major Wright called out Matt Stafford
Per a report from Josh Katzenstein of DetroitNews.com, Chicago Bears safety Major Wright believes their defense have the key to neutralizing Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
“You put a little pressure on him, you close the pocket on him, and he hesitates. He doesn’t make that perfect throw.”
Chicago Bears (9-6) at Detroit Lions (4-11)
Chicago is in a must win game here, but that doesn’t mean that this means more to them. The Lions would love nothing more here than to play spoiler and eliminate a division rival. However, unlike the Eagles against the Giants, I don’t really like the Lions here. The Bears have won every game this year in which they’ve been favored...
While I’ll assume that most of you are getting your full slacker on this week of Christmas, Friends of Muscles is puttin’ in work! We brought in Ghost of Jay Cutler to recap the Ole Miss football season, opine on what the future might hold, and tolerate Rick Muscles making a stirring case for Russell Athletic wear as a viable outfitter of college football teams.
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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 [...]