| Nov 13, 2011
| 7:39 PM
As Charles Tillman raced past Matthew Stafford, the Lions quarterback turned to no one in particular and threw up his arms in bewilderment.
Tillman was on the way to the end zone with a 44-yard interception return, the second pick returned for a score at...
| Nov 16, 2008
| 7:50 PM
As he brushed off his suit jacket in the locker room, Lance Briggs tried his best to explain how the Packers had undressed the free-falling Bears defense.
"Nothing was effective," the Pro Bowl linebacker said. "We didn't do what we wanted to do, and they...
| Nov 23, 2008
| 6:46 PM
Devin Hester playfully referred to it as "Secret Weapon No. 5," but the rest of the NFL knows it as the "Wildcat" offense.
The direct snap to the running back has been a staple in the Miami Dolphins' attack all season. Suddenly, it has become part of the...
| Dec 8, 2008
| 6:41 AM
Alex Brown wasn't ashamed to admit it.
The Bears defensive end was too curious not to notice what was happening in Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.
"We peeked up every now and then at the scoreboard," Brown said. "But we had to make sure we took care of our...
| Dec 11, 2008
| 10:41 PM
As Devin Hester sprinted down the field, Bears fans got to their feet, figuring victory was at hand.
Hester didn't catch Kyle Orton's deep pass in overtime Thursday night, but the Saints helped him out.
Safety Roman Harper, beaten badly on the play,...
| Dec 28, 2008
| 1:26 PM
Adewale Ogunleye's eyes boiled with anger as he glanced at the statistics sheet. He shook his head, then fired the booklet into a nearby trash bin.
Indeed, the Bears' playoffs chances went straight into the garbage on Sunday.
All postseason hope...
| Aug 16, 2008
| 10:14 PM
It's not a pattern the Bears want to establish going into the regular season, but the defense picked up the slack as the offense struggled Saturday night.
Brandon Coutu's fifth field goal of the game gave the Seattle Seahawks a 29-26 win in overtime, but...
| Aug 21, 2008
| 10:33 PM
A visibly frustrated Hunter Hillenmeyer couldn't think of any way to put a positive spin on the Bears' defensive performance in Thursday night's 37-30 exhibition loss to San Francisco.
"I don't remember being a part of a worse effort by a defense," the...
| Sep 7, 2008
| 10:31 PM
After compiling the most rushing yards for a Bears rookie in a debut, Matt Forte calmly sat down at his locker, oblivious to the hype surrounding his 123-yard, one-touchdown performance.
"I'm glad we won, but I'm not going to go crazy over it," Forte...
| Sep 28, 2008
| 10:50 PM
There was no need for an impromptu pep talk from Mike Brown or Brian Urlacher, no need for Lovie Smith to be anything but his typically reserved self.
The Bears' defense knew what was at stake as their grasp on a four-point lead Sunday night started to...
| Nov 29, 2007
| 8:18 PM
Numbers mean little to Alex Brown.
Forget that the trio of defensive ends – Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck – has combined for 25.5 of the Giants' NFL-high 38 sacks this season.
Ignore that the Bears' defensive-end trio of Brown,...
| Dec 2, 2007
| 10:13 PM
One stop. That's all the Bears needed.
A defense that created four turnovers and helped make New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning look like a third-stringer for much of the day needed one final stand to assure back-to-back wins for the first time this...