December 20, 2012 |
Here they come to save the day. And it's a couple of familiar faces to help us out. Bottom feeders Arizona and Detroit. It's simple. The Bears beat them, finish 10-6, they make the playoffs. You would like that, except you wouldn't. If that happens, Lovie Smith comes back for another year, and we delay the blowing up of the NFL's oldest and creakiest franchise. You don't want that. Here's what you want: 8-8. No playoffs. Fans revolt. Phil Emery has to make a move. The McCaskeys have to make a move.
October 30, 2011 |
With the Bears (4-3) on their bye week, all Chicago fans had to do was sit back, relax and watch the other NFL action unfold, right? Not exactly. Even at this point in the season there are playoff implications to worry about. So how frightening were some of the results Sunday? Detroit 45, Denver 10 Fear factor: 4 out of 4 An upset by the Broncos would have pulled the Bears even with the Lions (6-2) in the loss column. Instead, Detroit QB Matthew Stafford proved effective even at less than 100 percent.And the Bears play the Lions again Nov. 13. ...
December 5, 2011 |
The phone rings in Brett Favre's Mississippi home. "Hello? Hello? Bears?" Favre answers, startled. "Hi, um, is this Brett?" Bears general manager Jerry Angelo asks. "Yeah, yeah, this is Brett Favre. " "Sorry, did I wake you up?" "I guess I must have just dozed off. I'd been staying up staring at the phone for the last 48 hours, but luckily I fell asleep with the phone in my hand," Favre says. "Sorry, I can call back later. " "No! I mean, that won't be necessary.
November 18, 2012 |
The Bears have won four of their past six games against San Francisco dating to 2001. That's the good news. The bad news? They've lost nine of 10 in San Francisco, including seven straight. Here's a look at the losing streak. Dec. 14, 1987 49ers 41, Bears 0: In a showdown of two 10-2 teams, Niners backup QB Steve Young posted his first career four-touchdown game in this vicious shellacking. Dec. 24, 1989 49ers 26, Bears 0: A year after the Niners beat the Bears in the NFC championship game at Soldier Field, the Bears' troubled 1989...
September 4, 2012 |
Hello again, faithful readers. If you're wondering why I've been gone so long, my owners at RedEye sent me to London this summer. Not for the Olympics - to brush up on my English. Jeez, did I really just make that joke? I promise they won't all be that bad. Neither will the Bears, as a matter of fact, who I predict will be playing in January. But that's a column for about four months in the future. For now, here are my picks for the Bears' season. Sept. 9 vs. Indianapolis W - This is not your Lucky day, Andrew.
November 26, 2012 |
The number of Bears who have missed entire games this season gets scarier each week. Jay Cutler, Shea McClellin and Earl Bennett are on that list, and they may at least hope to play next week. Among the Bears who are done for the year or whose status is in doubt, we ranked them on our worry scale from 1 (they can get by) to 4 (prepare for disaster). - Tribune contributed Lance Louis, OL (knee) The offensive line is thin as it is, and Cutler's health is shaky at best.