| Dec 2, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS — Go ahead and hold kicker Robbie Gould responsible for missing a 47-yard field goal in overtime Sunday at the Metrodome if it helps you explain the Bears' inexplicable 23-20 loss to the Vikings.
After all, Gould did so as he fought...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:25 PM
Bad and stupid is no way to go through the NFL.
However, those are good reasons the Bears have fallen to 6-6 and seemingly had their season ended after a 23-20 overtime loss to the Vikings.
The Bears always have depended upon the stupidity and...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:57 AM
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed most of Sunday's 29-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens because of an injury, but that did not prevent him from ripping officials and the Ravens fans.
Peterson vented his displeasure on Twitter, writing,...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:23 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Blank stares. Hard swallows. Heads shaking, bobblehead style, side to side in utter disbelief.
Misery engulfed the visiting locker room Sunday at the Metrodome.
After a long and emotionally draining game that required overtime to...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:43 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) are the NFL's only undefeated team, and quarterback Alex Smith is playing it close to the protective vest. He's ranked 27th in passing yards, yet has a league-low four interceptions.
Kansas City's defense leads in several...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 1:57 PM
When an outsider suggests a football team lacks heart, the opinion typically results in a player or coach questioning the credentials of the critic. Did he ever play the game, they scoff.
But when the implication comes from a seven-time Pro Bowl...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Aaron Rodgers looked fine on the practice field Thursday. It doesn't mean he is going to play.
There was no definitive word on whether Rodgers would be medically cleared to return from his left collarbone injury in time for Sunday's game against the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:50 PM
In Sunday's game of keep-away, it might behoove the Bears to possess the ball as long as possible to shield their inept run defense, which ranks last in the NFL.
The Bears are 14th in the NFL in time of possession, and the Vikings are 31st. The...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 9:30 PM
ST. LOUIS — Any running back can gash the Bears these days. All-Pro or second-stringer, established veteran or off-the-street free agent, bruiser or speedster. Credentials are irrelevant.
This once-proud defense stops the run like a colander stops...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:35 PM
On a snowy, blustery, miserable day elsewhere in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers played in sunshine and basked in the relatively warm winds of change.
They beat Seattle at home, 19-17, reversing the flow after lopsided losses to the Seahawks in...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Five wins in a row officially makes the Eagles the hottest team in the NFL. That honor previously belonged to Carolina, which had won eight straight before getting destroyed by New Orleans last night. This brings us to Question 1......
| Jan 19, 2014
| 9:53 PM
The NFL Super Bowl needs a few catchy buzzwords for its marketing plan:
May I suggest "Got Quarterback?"
It's no coincidence that the Final Four teams vying to play in the first Arctic Super Bowl in New York/New Jersey featured two great veterans...