| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:59 PM
— A relatively easy schedule, the surreal play of Nick Foles and ability of their defense to pull together and cover up its limitations has helped the Philadelphia Eagles make it to where they are today: at the top of a weak NFC East and in...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:49 AM
When Sunday dawned, the Lions held the NFC North lead. By Monday night, they were holding their heads.
And their own throats.
The Lions became the Lions. It’s like the Canucks becoming the Canucks. The Cubs in shoulder pads.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:48 PM
GREEN BAY — Bears quarterback Jay Cutler spent Monday night at Lambeau Field stuck on the sideline, a torn groin rendering him inactive — for at least one game.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers disappeared after one series, his left...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:00 PM
Brandon Marshall really wanted to see the football more.
It came his way plenty Thursday night.
Brandon Marshall desperately needed a Bears victory.
He helped provide it.
With a pair of glowing green cleats and two crowd-pleasing touchdown...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Jay Cutler took care of the men who took care of him this season.
The Bears' quarterback treated his offensive line and running back Matt Forte to dinner at Chicago Cut Steakhouse Dec. 30 -- the day after the Green Bay Packers ended the Bears’...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:11 AM
LANDOVER, Md. — Josh McCown pulled on the gray jacket of his slim-fitting suit, tightened his navy tie and slid on his brown wingtip shoes without tying the laces. Jay Cutler had been on the Bears' team bus for 15 minutes, having been transported...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:39 PM
CLEVELAND — Brandon Marshall hasn't even played two full seasons for the Bears, yet he knows how it works in Chicago.
The organization's decision this week to reinstall Jay Cutler as the starting quarterback despite backup Josh McCown's recent...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Michael Vick has been on his best behavior lately.
More than four years after his 19-month stint in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting ring, Vick has stayed on the right side of the law, regaining his NFL career and many lucrative...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Jerry Trestman balanced himself with a black cane as he stood in the dimly lit concourse outside the Bears' locker room late Sunday afternoon. His navy hat with the orange "C" rested just above his glasses. He watched as his son doled out hugs and...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:34 PM
DETROIT — Theo Spight wears a Lions hard hat, a jersey numbered "00" and after every touchdown scored by the home team at Ford Field, he grabs a microphone behind the end zone, and thrusts his deep voice into "Gridiron Heroes," the Lions' fight...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 10:02 PM
Bears coach Marc Trestman rested his hands on his hips and stared straight ahead as the referee announced another penalty against his team in the fourth quarter. The Bears' mistakes took on many forms Sunday, and when enough accumulated to secure a 26-...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:51 PM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears held on for a 27-21 victory over the New York Giants Thursday at Soldier Field, improving them to 4-2 on the season.
1. The arrival of the Giants represented an opportunity for the Bears to get the dormant pass...