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(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) Lovie Smith isn't going to get caught up in any outside discussion about his job security with the Bears scuffling along and in danger of missing the playoffs after a 7-1 start.
Chicago's coach says his only focus is on trying to get a wild-card spot by beating Arizona this weekend and then winning the regular-season finale at Detroit.
''This week, we're to that `must' game,'' Smith said Monday at Halas Hall. ''I mean, the tournament has begun for us, so it's about Arizona as soon as the players get a chance to watch the video. We have to find a way to get to 10-6 and see what happens.''
After losing 21-13 to the rival Packers on Sunday, the Bears have to win two road games to finish 10-6 and have a chance for the last NFC playoff berth. There are scenarios where they could get in at 9-7, but they involve numerous tiebreakers.
There has been plenty of speculation that Smith and his staff could lo...
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Brian Urlacher had an interesting view of the Chicago Bears loss to the Green Bay Packers yesterday. His view from IR was quite opinionated. Maybe this is the end of his days with the Bears? Or the end of his NFL career? During his weekly appearance on the local Chicago FOX news program he had some choice words for Bears fans, the media and those who think Bears coach Lovie Smith...
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Chicago Bears fans may be fed up with their team, but it sounds like the feeling is mutual. The Bears have tumbled this season since they started out looking like one of the best teams in the NFC. While they could still sneak into the postseason with a wild card berth, it’s looking less likely by the week.
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Chicago Bears offensive lineman Jonathan Scott suffered a
hamstring injury during yesterday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, reports Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago.
The Bears' continuity of their offensive line took another
hit when starting right tackle Jonathan Scott sustained a hamstring injury
in the first half against the Green Bay Packers.
Scott suffered his...
What more is there to say if you’re a fan of the Chicago Bears. Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher has been the face of the franchise for years, and after the team lost to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, he gives the fans a shot to the jaw.
“Two of the people I don’t care about: fans or media,” Urlacher said to sports anchor Lou Canellis on WFLD-Ch. 32.
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The Chicago Bears lost another player for the year Sunday. Defensive tackle Matt Toeaina, who has suffered from an injury plagued year, was shut down for the year on Monday. In his place, the Bears elevated offensive tackle Cory Brandon to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. Brandon has spent the last nine weeks of the season on the Bears [...]
The Chicago Bears placed running back Michael Bush on season-ending injured reserve with injured ribs and re-signed Kahlil Bell. Bush finishes his first season in Chicago with 411 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 114 carries. Bell has spent parts of four seasons with the Bears from 2009-12, starting three of 25 games and rushing for 589 yards on 131 career carries.
Other than Brandon Marshall, no other Chicago wide receiver caught a pass against the Packers. The lack of secondary production has become a trend for the Bears’ passing attack this season.