January 1, 2013 |
Our Bears were left on the doorstep of the NFL's playoff party house, forced to watch through the windows as Seattle and Minnesota shuffle to "Party Rock Anthem" and the Packers do keg stands in the corner. I'm here to help you adopt a January team, ranked in order of rootability: 1,036th: Green Bay Never again. 11th: Minnesota I can't really hope for a meteor strike during this wild card game, so I won't. Maybe a little meteor? Adrian Peterson is awesome … but they're the Vikings.
September 27, 2012 |
These just might be your daddy's Bears. It's very early yet, but I see two things that look good. The first is that our defensive line is really [bleeping] good. They've got 14 sacks in three games. And they swarm to the ball in waves, and they do it with like … nine guys. They beat you, and they beat you up. Good sign. Second, they can run the ball. I don't know who Chilo Rachal is. But I heard he's something of a "mauler" and he's our new left guard. Praise the Lord and move him to tackle, please.
June 13, 2013 |
On the first day of Bears's minicamp, I watched Jay Cutler rear back and fire a pass to a monstrous, sleek, big-handed receiver wearing the jersey No. 83. "Holy god!" I thought to myself. "Who the hell is THAT?" I scanned the player guide the team had given the media and spotted No. 83: Martellus Bennett. I knew his numbers from Dallas and the Giants, and I knew he was a big dude, but seeing him in person weaving between much smaller linebackers and DBs and snatching passes with hands like Trapper Keepers gave me another perspective altogether.
December 4, 2011 |
It wasn't supposed to be like this. They were not supposed to leave Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon on the losing end of a 10-3 game against the struggling Kansas City Chiefs. The Bears were not supposed to leave Soldier Field unsure if running back Matt Forte would play any time soon. They were not supposed to leave Soldier Field with a fan base questioning who should be playing quarterback next week at Denver. And they most certainly not supposed to leave Soldier Field looking like a team destined to be watching the playoffs instead of playing in them.
December 29, 2011
Each week before the Bears game, RedEye's sports crew gets to the point. Here's what they see happening at Minnesota. Brian Moore , @redeyesportsguy Minnesota 17, Bears 14 The best thing about this game? It's the last one of the season. Georgia Garvey, @gcgarvey Minnesota 27, Bears 9 Both the Bears and the last remaining scraps of Brian Urlacher's will to live are destroyed. Chris Sosa, @ sayitissosa Minnesota 23, Bears 6 Josh McCown slinks off into the Arizona sunset, like the rest of the Bears wish they could.
November 6, 2011 |
It's not just you - the Bears and Philadelphia really have played each other an awful lot despite being in different divisions. They've crossed paths in the regular season the past four seasons, and each game has been decided by five points or fewer. Sounds like a perfect recipe for a rivalry. As the Bears (4-3) and Eagles (3-4) prepare to bump heads again Monday, here's what their most recent meetings have brought to the table. Nov. 28, 2010: Bears 31, Philadelphia 26 Key ingredient: Validation The Bears had their share of doubters leading up to this game despite leading the NFC North at the time.
November 8, 2012 |
Sunday night's showdown at Soldier Field features two of the NFL's best teams in the Bears and Houston. Both are 7-1, and this week's game could be a Super Bowl preview. But why wait until February - or even until Sunday - to see who has the edge? ELECTORAL VOTES Bears: 20 Texans: 38 Advantage: Texans. Not that Chicagoans are in a hurry to move to the Lone Star State. RUNNING MATES Bears: Jay Cutler, Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall Texans: Matt Schaub, Arian Foster, Andre Johnson Advantage: Texans.
September 9, 2012 |
"Damn son, Bears fans are geeked," my buddy G said two days ago as we talked about this 2012 Bears season. "You guys are freaking out about one player. " "You're from Minnesota," I told him. "You've had Randy Moss and Cris Carter and even Anthony Carter. We've had Marty Booker and Tom Waddle. Now we get to watch Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery? Hot damn," I said in disbelief. "This is gonna be sweet. " And I was right, though not immediately. Because five minutes into the game, the Bears' duct-taped offensive line hijacked our happiness with this hideous sequence: sack, false start, snap in the dirt - all of which made our strong-armed quarterback jittery enough to throw a Rexian pick-six on a soft pass to Matt Forte inside the 10-yard line.