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November 20, 2011 | By Brian Moore, RedEye
Will this be the NFL run of the year? Tampa Bay's LeGarrette Blount reeled off a 54-yard touchdown run that you'll see all over sports highlight shows this week, not to mention every sports blog in existence. And, to be honest, it's impressive. When he hits the line of scrimmage, it looks as if Blount will be stopped, but he bounces off defenders and finds a hole. Then, as re rumbles toward the end zone, he makes no less than six other Packers players miss him. Too bad the Buccaneers couldn't beat the Packers, though, right Bears fans?
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December 26, 2013 | By Alex Quigley and For RedEye
Green Bay all-Earth quarterback Aaron Rodgers is going to play Sunday. Honestly, you knew he would. Destiny and stuff, man. This is a playoff game, and if he sat he'd be downgraded to mere demigod status across Wisconsin. No more free refills on cheese curds OR Spotted Cow. (He would still receive complimentary seasonal snowmobile and jet ski service on over 1,400 lakes statewide.) Maybe Shea McClellin can reprise his one single useful play this season and crack Rodgers in the neck again?
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December 27, 2012 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
So it has come to this. For the Bears to make the playoffs, they must win their final game, and the Vikings must lose theirs. That means Chicago fans will cheer a Bears win over Detroit at noon Sunday, then watch the afternoon games and become ... Packers fans. Yes, root for the Pack or be sent packing. It's your choice. For me, that's an easy one: I will absolutely root for the Packers. It's not simply about my dislike of the Vikings, a trait I've discussed at length this season.
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December 22, 2013 | RedEye
Win and they clinch the NFC North. That was the situation for the Bears heading into Sunday night's game at Philadelphia after both Green Bay and Detroit lost earlier in the day. The message must not have gotten to their locker room, though, because the Bears looked downright awful in a 54-11 blowout loss. That means the winner of Sunday's season finale against Green Bay at Soldier Field is going to the playoffs. But before we can look ahead, let's take a look back at the Bears' "performance" against the Eagles.
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December 13, 2012 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins and RedEye
Frustrated gamblers and Midwest football enthusiasts! The Bears and the Packers square off at Soldier Field on Sunday, and per usual, there's a lot on the line. If Green Bay wins, the NFC North is theirs outright, while the Bears need this victory to have a shot at it. Let it be known that I'm FIRMLY Bearing Down. So on Sunday, I infiltrated Will's Northwoods Inn in Lakeview. Apparently, this is the main event for Packers fans in Chicago. The bar is famous for being a haven for Wisconsites, so much so that one of the bartenders commutes from Wisconsin to work Packers games.
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November 6, 2011
Eight down, eight to go. Green Bay is halfway to going undefeated, and the way the Packers are playing, it'd be hard to bet against them. Thanks to their 45-38 win over San Diego on Sunday, the Packers have scored at least 24 points in eight straight games for the first time in franchise history. (Hear that, Brett Favre?) And this was a road game against a team with a potent offense. Though in the grand scheme of things, it might be better for the Bears if Green Bay goes undefeated - until their clash in Week 15, that is. If the...
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September 10, 2012 | By Alex Quigley and For RedEye
It's Bears-Packers week, and it's not like we ever need extra motivation to talk smack to the Packer backers. In fact, I've already purchased four bricks of Jewel-brand cheddar cheese and blown them up with M-80s. (You may be more muted in expressing your distaste; it's cool.) If you ever wanted to pounce on your frenemies to the north, they may never be more nervous than they will be Thursday. Because they know that even though it's only Week 2, their green-and-gold postseason destiny will be on the line.
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December 16, 2012 | RedEye
These aren't the Bears that fans grew to love - the ones who looked like Super Bowl contenders after starting the season 7-1. In a showdown with Green Bay on Sunday, somehow it didn't matter that the Packers' kicker missed two field goals. Or that they racked up 104 penalty yards. Or had a trick play go horribly wrong. Somehow the Bears still ended up losing 21-13 at Soldier Field. It's even more depressing to think that the Packers wrapped up the NFC North title with the win, and the Bears' playoff hopes are iffy at best.
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November 17, 2011 | By Bag Boy, For RedEye
It's a tough week to wear orange around here. First, to Champaign. Dear Mr. Zook, the party is over; it's time for you to move on. I realize not everyone can be a football factory like Penn State (ooh, bad example) or Ohio State (ooh, another bad example) or Michigan (a terrible example) but you have to beat all of these teams on their down years, which comes along once every 25 years or so. And you haven't. And you lost your mind at a news conference. Not a good sign.
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September 16, 2012 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
Two days before the Bears pooped themselves on national TV, a reporter at Halas Hall told Jay Cutler that if he targeted Brandon Marshall as many times per game as he did in Week 1, he would throw to Marshall 240 times. Could he do such a thing? Cutler wasn't sure. But he knew he completed nine of those passes, and that seemed feasible. "What's 9 times 16?" Cutler asked the media. Silence. And more silence. Not one person could answer the question. I myself multiplied 16 by 10 in my head and then subtracted 9, and then I decided that was inaccurate and I had done...
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December 19, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
Once a rival, always a rival. With the Bears taking on Green Bay on Sunday in the season finale, RedEye spoke with retired Bears Jerry Azumah, Rashied Davis and Hunter Hillenmeyer to get their take on the Packers now that they're done playing. Spoiler alert: They're still not fans.   What was your knowledge of the rivalry before you came to the Bears? Azumah (drafted by Bears in 1999): I've always been a Chicago Bears fan. I was a fan of Walter Payton growing up, and my father watched two teams: Pittsburgh and the Bears.
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December 13, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Even Bear fans weren't this desperate to heal their QB.  In a video posted to YouTube Thursday, a certifiably insane Green Bay Packer fan uses PBR, "blood" and tarot cards in what he calls a "mystic ceremony" to heal QB Aaron Rodgers broken collar bone. You know, the broken collar bone the Bears' defense was responsible for.  The video concludes with the occult mixture being spread on a photo of Rodgers', both on his shoulder and then on his groin, for some reason.  There's also a bottle of girdinera next to Rodgers' photo...
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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 3, 2013 | By Alex Quigley and For RedEye
Despite Brandon Marshall's super-strong best-friend hopes for Jay Cutler's recovery, the quarterback will miss Monday's tilt at Lambeau. He'll miss the next week against Detroit, too, and the Bears' playoff hopes will be all but over because of tiebreakers. That leaves a whole lot of football to be played for a whole lot of nothin'. You're gonna need assistance getting through the rest of the season. Let us help with your trash talkin'. For Monday vs. Packers Packers fans know they've had our number recently, so it's not an easy task to take down Titletown.
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November 3, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco
Words? Oh, there are plenty Bears fans want to use when describing the direction the season has taken. But we're going to let that sit for now. Instead, to get in the spirit of Bears-Packers for Monday night, we asked the players to have fun with some Green Bay-related vocabulary.   LAMBEAU FIELD Patrick Mannelly: Favorite place to play outside of Soldier Field Corey Wootton: Enemy turf Zach Minter: Tradition Khaseem Greene: Legendary Martellus Bennett: Ferrari   CHEESEHEAD HATS Patrick...
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September 25, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
Due to interstate moves, familial allegiances or just plain preference, not every Chicagoan is a Bears fan. Full disclosure: While I like to see the Bears do well, I'm a bleed-blue N.Y. Giants fan. (And yes, I appreciate your condolences on our 0-3 start.) I know firsthand that fall Sundays can make some fans feel a bit homesick; games aren't broadcast, none of your friends care about your team and you just wish there was someone to high-five after a TD. Fortunately, a few Chicago bars, mostly clustered around sports bar-heavy Lakeview and...
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December 16, 2012 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
My heart hurts. The Bears hurt my heart. Late Saturday, three friends, including G the Vikings Fan, cornered me at a party and asked how worried I was on a 1 to 10 scale about the Packers. I thought deeply and said, "About a six. " They were shocked, but I explained. "Consider me a firefighter charging into a burning house. Flames have been raging since long before I even arrived. The scene is bleak. "But I'm a professional. I'm not going to storm a house while lamenting, 'Good god, I'm running into a death trap!
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November 3, 2013 | By Alex Quigley and For RedEye
Despite Brandon Marshall's super-strong best-friend hopes for Jay Cutler's recovery, the quarterback will miss Monday's tilt at Lambeau. He'll miss the next week against Detroit, too, and the Bears' playoff hopes will be all but over because of tiebreakers. That leaves a whole lot of football to be played for a whole lot of nothin'. You're gonna need assistance getting through the rest of the season. Let us help with your trash talkin'. For Monday vs. Packers Packers fans know they've had our number recently, so it's not an easy task to take...
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April 25, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
From 2005-07, Muhsin Muhammad starred as the Bears' No. 1 receiver on teams that won two division titles and played in one Super Bowl. He spoke with RedEye about his time on the Bears, locker room games and his infamous quote about receivers in Chicago. After you left the Bears, you said: "Chicago is where receivers go to die. " [Muhammad laughs.] I read that you were talking about yourself, Justin Gage and Bobby Engram. Was there anyone else you had in mind when you said it? [Smiles.]
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December 27, 2012 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
So it has come to this. For the Bears to make the playoffs, they must win their final game, and the Vikings must lose theirs. That means Chicago fans will cheer a Bears win over Detroit at noon Sunday, then watch the afternoon games and become ... Packers fans. Yes, root for the Pack or be sent packing. It's your choice. For me, that's an easy one: I will absolutely root for the Packers. It's not simply about my dislike of the Vikings, a trait I've discussed at length this season.
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