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November 17, 2013 | By Chris Sosa, @redeyesportschi
Bears 1, Mother Nature 0. Amid a swath of severe weather, the Bears had a chance to pull into a first-place tie in the NFC North on Sunday. All they had to do was beat struggling Baltimore, a team that only slightly resembled the reigning Super Bowl champ. Robbie Gould made sure that neither the Ravens nor the elements got the best of them, booting a 38-yard field goal in overtime to give the Bears a 23-20 win at Soldier Field. Detroit lost at Pittsburgh on Sunday, so both teams are now 6-4.  "My dad always says 'that thing's oblong and bounces funny,' so I think about that whenever this happens," Bears quarterback Josh McCown said.
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November 14, 2013 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
From Breaking Bad to breaking just plain awful. I want to take this opportunity to say goodbye to Charles Tillman personally. Something tells me the old vet will not be back with the Bears next year, even if he does return form his season-ending injury. That's the way it goes in the NFL, and it never ends pretty. But Peanut gave us some great, great memories. Interceptions and takeaways, one of the best lockdown corners ever. When it comes to Chicago, I can't keep track of the tweaks anymore.
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November 14, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco
Like a stylish mad scientist, Martellus Bennett tinkers in his laboratory. It's away from football and in the basement of his suburban home where his creative mind flourishes. It's where the self-proclaimed "visionary architect" paints, doodles and dabbles in so many ventures that it's a struggle to keep up. At age 26, Bennett is unlike any athlete in Chicago. The gregarious and eccentric tight end is halfway through his first season with the Bears and sixth in the NFL as Baltimore heads to Soldier Field on Sunday.
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November 14, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has sweet-talked the media since arriving in Chicago. Here are his best quotes since joining the Bears. "I'm an imagineer and I'm a philosophifier; that's not a word but should be. I like to philosophify about things and some things should be philosophified about, like cupcakes and things that really don't matter. … My fun is different from most people's fun. I'm not dancing in the club or popping bottles or anything. The most I pop open is a book.
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November 11, 2013 | WGN
WGN reports: There is now video of the Tinley Park man who used a Taser on his wife to settle their Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers bet. John Grant is charged with felony possession of an electronic weapon. Grant told police the two agreed the loser of the bet would be Tased, but his wife later called police saying that's not the case. Watch the video above. Get the full story: wgntv.com . Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page . 
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November 10, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco
In the end, the Bears' scrappy effort wasn't enough. "It was really a day of missed opportunities," coach Marc Trestman said. Settling for a field goal. Costly penalties. They were just part of the equation in Sunday's 21-19 loss to Detroit at Soldier Field. Gone is the Bears' share of first place in the NFC North, as they dropped to 5-4. Two of those losses are to Detroit. Bears receiver Brandon Marshall, for one, really does not like the Lions (6-3), who lead the division.
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November 10, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
Sometimes I wish I didn't know anything about football. Because if I didn't, I might have enjoyed Sunday's two-point disaster against Detroit. I might even be smiling now, just like the bartender who served me and my friends during the game. For instance, when Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall hooked up on the opening drive for three straight completions capped by a 32-yard pass and a 7-0 lead, the chipper bartender said, "We got a goal! Uh, a touchdown!" And then she laughed and said, "I don't watch a lot of sports.
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November 7, 2013 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
If you suddenly feel the urge to reevaluate Shea McLellin's career, I'm right there with you. After sacking Aaron Rodgers and breaking his collarbone, some would call that a game changer. I'm calling it a "season changer" and as a result, I'll say it. I'm buying his jersey. Plus, I'm getting the Fathead. Furthermore, I can't believe I'm saying this, I actually like the Bears backup, Josh McCown, and would prefer it if he played Sunday instead of Jay Cutler. McCown, McClellin.
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November 7, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
The Lions are coming to Chicago on Sunday, with both teams tied atop the NFC North at 5-3. For the Bears, 2013 has been a season in transition - they still have a star unit, but it's the offense, not the defense, that's turning heads. So in honor of the offensive star power and a date with Detroit, here are eight movies set in the Motor City that apply to the dominance of Marc Trestman's troops. JAY CUTLER - "ROBOCOP" For the gunslinging Cutler, there is nothing more apt than RoboCop, the story of a policeman who gets blown to bits and resurrected with the help of all the armor, protection and firepower he needs.
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November 6, 2013 | By Alex Quigley and For RedEye
Has your afterglow faded from Monday night's historic Bears win? Seriously, put some pants on. Or at least throw on a robe. And yes, I said "historic. " I searched through Pro-Football-Reference.com to find a Bears-Packers game where Chicago was a bigger underdog and pulled off the upset. The site's Vegas line data goes back to 1978, and no Bears win over Green Bay since then had a steeper line than Monday's Green Bay -10.5. Ever. So if you feel like your exuberation should be muted because the Bears did it against Seneca Wallace and not Aaron Rodgers, history's still history, man. Only a handful of games in the past 30 years are comparable.
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