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Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs (55) and Lovie Smith head to the locker room after beating the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)
Here are the Week 17 power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #13 (Last week: #14)
Analysis, “They took care of business against Arizona, but they still need help. The Bears have to win and (gasp) root for the Packers against the Vikes.”
NFL.com: #11 (Last week: #10)
Analysis, “The Chicago Bears rode the coattails of a defense that suddenly looks opportunistic again, scoring its eighth defensive touchdown of the 2012 season to get things started in Arizona. Two quarters later, the D added a ninth. ( Thank you, Charles Tillman.) “Peanut” and the rest of Lovie Smith’s players still go as far as the offensive line will take them, in my eyes. It should be noted that despite all the abuse this Bears team has taken, it still owns a 9-6 mark. If Chicago wins a...
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Iconic names like George Halas, Bronko Nagurski, Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, Walter Payton, and Mike Ditka stir echoes throughout the hallowed hall. With a league leading 27 legendary Monsters of the Midway permanently hibernating in Canton, the NFL Hall of Fame could conceivably be nick-named the Bear Cave.
The most recent player to join the clan of caved Chicago Bears was Richard...
Perhaps no player personifies the Lovie Smith era in Chicago more than Bears wide receiver and kick returner Devin Hester. Hester has been brilliant at times, the best return man in the NFL. Hester may go down as the best of all-time, but as a wide receiver he's been an abject failure.
Hester's days as a player in Chicago are numbered, regardless of what his contract...
With the injury to safety Chris Conte on Sunday, the Bears are in need of help at the safety position. Safety Craig Steltz was already placed on the injured reserved list, ending his season leaving the Bears with only second year safety Anthony Walters and Major Wright to play the back end of the defense.
Now the question becomes where are the Bears going to find that safety...
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...
The Chicago Bears signed safety Troy Nolan on Wednesday to add depth in a depleted area. Nolan has five tackles in seven games this season for Houston and Miami. He started one game for the Texans after returning to Houston from the Dolphins earlier in the season. Bears starting safety Chris Conte is battling a hamstring injury and his availability is uncertain for Sunday'...
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte exited yesterday’s
victory over the Arizona Cardinals after reinjuring his right ankle, reports
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
“It is not the worst that I have ever felt but it is the
third time,” said Forte while he stood in the locker room wearing a walking
boot on the ankle. “So, it’s just getting a little aggravating.”...
[caption id="attachment_11145" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher (54) celebrates Charles Tillman's touchdown in the third quarter Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)[/caption]
The Bears went to Arizona on Sunday and came away with a victory.
Chicago Bears starting cornerbacks Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman headline a group of four Bears players named to the NFC Pro Bowl team. Jennings and Tillman will be joined in Hawaii by wide receiver Brandon Marshall and defensive lineman Julius Peppers and Henry Melton. All five players were selected as starters for the NFC. Jennings and Tillman enjoyed strong seasons [...]
Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher is heading home. The Maumee, Ohio, native and Ohio State alumnus was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday. Sanzenbacher was waived by the Chicago Bears a day earlier. The Bengals cleared a roster spot for Sanzenbacher by placing rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve because of a knee injury. In four games with...
Jay Cutler knows the club’s 28th-ranked offense must improve this week if the Bears are going to pick up a must-win road victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Week 16 Injury Analysis report is here although I am pretty sure most of your fantasy seasons have come to an end and a champion has been crowned. However, there are some leagues that go until the very final week of the season although I personally am not a fan of these as it punishes teams who have players without a lot to play for in the final week. This information instead...