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September 18, 2013 | By Dan Richman and For RedEye
The funny thing about fantasy football is what goes around comes around. Michael Vick, Antonio Gates and Reggie Bush are all great fantasy players who are bouncing back in a big way. All three are benefiting from either a new coach or new home. Michael Vick, Philadelphia QB After the first two weeks, Vick is your fantasy MVP. He's on fire, averaging over 300 yards in the air, four touchdowns, two rushing scores and 77 yards rushing. Vick has been a huge beneficiary from Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense.
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September 18, 2013 | By Dan Richman and For RedEye
The funny thing about fantasy football is what goes around comes around. Michael Vick, Antonio Gates and Reggie Bush are all great fantasy players who are bouncing back in a big way. All three are benefiting from either a new coach or new home. Michael Vick, Philadelphia QB After the first two weeks, Vick is your fantasy MVP. He's on fire, averaging over 300 yards in the air, four touchdowns, two rushing scores and 77 yards rushing. Vick has been a huge beneficiary from Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense.
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November 7, 2011 | RedEye
Michael Vick is turning heads lately, thanks to his (usually) outstanding play. He's also still a polarizing figure, thanks to his dogfighting conviction and the prison sentence that followed. Forbes.com reported Monday that Vick is the NFL's most disliked player, according to a poll by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research. The website reports that 60 percent of those polled said they “dislike,” “dislike somewhat” or “dislike a lot” the Philadelphia quarterback. Joining Vick on the list is Jay Cutler (No. 5, 38 percent)
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May 22, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
After playing his entire 13-year NFL career with the Bears, Brian Urlacher announced his retirement Wednesday. Boiling his career down to his five most memorable games is tricky, but here's what made our list.   Sept. 17, 2000: N.Y. Giants 14, Bears 7 URLACHER: 13 tackles, first career sack A safety-turned-linebacker in college, Urlacher's Bears career began with him as a backup outside linebacker. That didn't last long. When starting middle linebacker Barry Minter got hurt in Week 2, Urlacher slid over to the middle in Week 3 and never relinquished the job. QUOTABLE: "I...
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May 22, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
After playing his entire 13-year NFL career with the Bears, Brian Urlacher announced his retirement Wednesday. Boiling his career down to his five most memorable games is tricky, but here's what made our list.   Sept. 17, 2000: N.Y. Giants 14, Bears 7 URLACHER: 13 tackles, first career sack A safety-turned-linebacker in college, Urlacher's Bears career began with him as a backup outside linebacker. That didn't last long. When starting middle linebacker Barry Minter got hurt in Week 2, Urlacher slid over to the middle in Week 3 and never relinquished the job. QUOTABLE: "I...
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October 30, 2011 | RedEye
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...
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December 4, 2011 | By Brian Moore, RedEye
Carolina rookie quarterback Cam Newton has done something no other NFL quarterback has ever done. Not Peyton Manning. Not Tom Brady. Not Michael Vick. With three rushing touchdowns Sunday - his 11th, 12th and 13th this year - Newton broke the single-season record for quarterbacks set by Steve Grogan in 1976. Henceforth, let's call him Big Newton. Newton came into the league a question mark, but he's proved himself capable of playing QB in the NFL. Now, if only the Panthers could win a few more of these games.
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November 6, 2011 | RedEye
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...
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November 9, 2011 | RedEye
Jay Cutler apparently knows how to take a compliment. The Bears quarterback maintained a sense of humor Wednesday when asked if it was true that he had the nicest rear end in the NFL. "According to one person. I guess she's biased," Cutler replied with a big smile at the end of his weekly media session at Halas Hall. The question was in reference to the tweet Cutler's former fiancee, Kristin Cavallari, delivered before Monday's game in Philadelphia. "To the man with the best butt in football, good luck tonight @jaycutler6 ill be watching," Cavallari wrote Monday on her Twitter account,...
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November 10, 2011
The core of the Bears defense - Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher, Charles Tillman and others - has been described widely as an aging unit. But these decorated veterans have performed like young and restless defenders most of this season. Briggs demonstrated his speed and agility Monday when he ran the width of the field to chase down Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. "I always take a lot of pride in that. And I think we should change [old] age to 'vintage.' I tried to do that earlier in the year," Briggs said Thursday.
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November 7, 2011 | RedEye
Michael Vick is turning heads lately, thanks to his (usually) outstanding play. He's also still a polarizing figure, thanks to his dogfighting conviction and the prison sentence that followed. Forbes.com reported Monday that Vick is the NFL's most disliked player, according to a poll by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research. The website reports that 60 percent of those polled said they “dislike,” “dislike somewhat” or “dislike a lot” the Philadelphia quarterback. Joining Vick on the list is Jay Cutler (No. 5, 38 percent)
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March 14, 2012 | By Matt Lindner, For RedEye
Dig deep enough in anyone's closet and you'll find a couple skeletons. None likely as severe as the one that came tumbling out of Brandon Marshall's early Wednesday morning, when news began circulating that he was arrested and accused of punching a woman in the face in a Chelsea nightclub over the weekend, just before the Bears gave up two third round draft picks to bring him to town. Granted, Marshall's skeletons make any of our own past transgressions seem downright trite in comparison.
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March 20, 2013 | By Jack Silverstein and For RedEye
Somewhere in Chicago, the city's newest Bears fan was born today, and that child never got to see Brian Urlacher play as a Bear. In fact, I was 6 years old when Walter Payton retired, and I only hazily remember his highlights. Family members, NFL Films, YouTube, books and stat checking have filled in much of the picture, but there's nothing like watching a player week after week, season after season, to truly get a sense of his talent. So if you are the parent of a Bears fan age 6 or younger, please make sure the following information is relayed: 1. He was FAST.
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