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Here are the Week One power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #14 (Last year: #13)
Analysis, “New offensive-minded head coach Marc Trestman has work to do. The Bears’ offense has finished above the bottom 10 in total yards once in the past 11 years.”
NFL.com: #12 (Last year: #13)
Analysis, “Sketchy details are just now coming in about some Bears fans picketing outside Soldier Field. Evidently unhappy about losing the 33 sacks allowed that recently released offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb collected in his three years with the team, protesters were further emboldened when some bystander loudly mentioned the 24 penalties he’d accumulated.”
Fox Sports: #11 (Last year: #13)
Analysis, “It is rare that a new coach inherits a 10-win team and a franchise-level quarterback, but that is exactly what Marc Trestman got in Chicago. However, the transition may not as be seamless, as Chicago goes from a team that wins with defense to one built around the offense.”
CBS Sports: #15 (Last
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Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall returned to practice on Monday after missing some time due to a check up on his surgically repaired hip.
“I’m always concerned about my body,” Marshall said Monday, via ESPNChicago.com. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a little scratch, I’m always concerned. So coming off my third surgery, structurally, everything is good. After a few...
The NFL season is just minutes away from beginning and ESPN’s 35 NFL pundits predicted the eight divisional winners, AFC and NFC wild cards, Super Bowl matchup, Super Bowl XLVIII champion and NFL MVP for 2013. Mike Ditka predicted the Chicago Bears to go all the way.
(I’m sure, cough, cough, there’s NO BIAS at work there. None whatsoever). Of the 35 pundits, Mike Ditka was...
The 2013 Chicago Bears' defense is still a very good unit. There's no way around that fact. However, the middle of the Bears' defense will look a whole lot different this season without recently retired Brian Urlacher.
Nine-year veteran D.J. Williams was signed this off-season to take Urlacher's place at middle linebacker. Williams returned to practice this week...
The Chicago Bears have signed tight end Kyle Adams and waived offensive tackle Jonathan Scott.
According to the official website of the Chicago Bears, the team released former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Jonathan Scott late Tuesday evening.
Now, before any of you get too excited about Scott possibly returning to Pittsburgh for a second tour of duty, you should know that he has recently had issues with one of his knee and just recently returned to practice. According to Brad...
The Chicago Bears have reworked Julius Peppers’ contract, dropping his 2013 salary down to $9.9 million, which will save the club nearly $1.8 million in cap space this year.
I totally understand why ESPN and now FOX Sports 1 want to have athletes on as studio analysts. People still remember these players from their playing days and will want to tune in to see their favorite former superstars talk about the game since they can't see them play it anymore.
They need to stop it. Too many of these guys just aren't any good at it.
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is on board with the growing list of people who feel that Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel needs to learn to keep a lower profile. On Saturday, Manziel provided the Aggies with a major spark against Rice after serving his one-half suspension. He came in and immediately electrified the […]
Maybe you think the Danica Patrick coverage on this site is excessive. To that I say, she is our “home team” NASCAR racer. Danica hails from Northern Illinois, and this site is based in Chicago. She is an Illinois woman. And this website puts Illinois first.
Besides unless Danica really does something newsworthy. Or something really newsworthy happens with Danica, you usually...
Bears coach Marc Trestman says it’s possible both Jon Bostic and D.J. Williams will get reps at middle linebacker with the first team in Sunday’s regular season opener against the Bengals.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall says there are not structural issues with his hip heading into the regular season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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13-year veteran Roberto Garza is the only current Chicago Bears’ offensive lineman who was on the active roster to start the 2012 season.
The 34-year old center was joined on the 53-man roster by guard James Brown and tackle Jonathan Scott after the season opening win against the Indianapolis Colts.
Starters Jermon Bushrod, Matt Slauson, Kyle Long, Jordan Mills and reserves Eben...
(Eds: Updates with player quotes.) By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer Marc Trestman wasn't about to wax poetic.
He makes his debut as an NFL coach when the Chicago Bears host the Cincinnati Bengals, and to say he's come a long way is no exaggeration.
After years as an assistant in the league and on the college level before heading to the CFL, Trestman finally has his opportunity...