| 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 23, 2008
With one arm stretched to the max, Alex Brown reached up and saved the Bears' season.
Brown maneuvered his way through a couple of Packers linemen, lifted his right hand and deflected Mason Crosby's 38-yard field-goal attempt in the final minute of...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2007
| 10:56 PM
Never mind that Rex Grossman had been knocked out of the game in the first quarter with a serious injury to his left leg. The Bears needed all of 1 yard to alter the outcome of Thursday night's 24-16 loss to the Redskins at FedEx Field.
| Dec 20, 2007
| 10:06 PM
We briefly interrupt this autopsy of the Bears offense to bring attention to one of this season's few positives by naming the unit's MVP most versatile player.
Hands down, it's John St. Clair.
St. Clair will start again Sunday at left guard, his third...
| Sep 27, 2009
Jay Cutler pumped his fists. He hugged his linemen. And he raised both arms triumphantly - all inside the final 2 minutes.
Exactly the scenes the Bears envisioned when they traded a king's ransom to Denver to get him.
Cutler's miserable Chicago debut...
| Sep 28, 2009
SEATTLE -- After another slow start and fast finish, this one by a 25-19 score over the Seahawks, the Bears are starting to look like the tortoises of the NFL.
Except they keep winning plays with the speed of a hare.
This time, it was Johnny Knox and...
| Nov 2, 2009
By halftime, Walter Payton was being remembered, but the Bears' 35-point loss to the Bengals was being forgotten. Perfect.
"What happened last Sunday?" coach Lovie Smith said with a straight face.
The Bears needed their friends from Cleveland to help...
| Nov 9, 2009
They deserved every boo.
There were many of them at Soldier Field and everywhere the Bears are loved Sunday through a 41-21 loss to the Cardinals.
They were loud and long. Some were deep and throaty. Others were high and piercing.
Whether they emanated...
| Aug 16, 2009
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Jay Cutler Era in Chicago all but started with a thud.
The Bears' 27-20 loss to the Bills in their exhibition opener Saturday night was supposed to be a sneak peak of what type of firepower Cutler would inject into the offense....