| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:48 PM
The Bears needed more Sunday.
More offense. More luck. More guys off the street to play for this depleted defense. More of anything that would help them beat Minnesota and keep them tied for first in the NFC North.
So much for that.
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:34 PM
It may not seem like much initially, but glimpses of promise might be peeking through for the Bears' defense.
Defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff is listed as questionable for Sunday's visit with the Vikings but hopes to play. Same goes for fellow...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 11:15 PM
NFL Team Report - Baltimore Ravens - INSIDE SLANT
History suggested the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers would play another nail-biter on Thanksgiving night.
The fierce AFC North rivals followed the script.
Justin Tucker kicked five field...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:21 PM
The sack itself was uplifting for the Bears' embattled defensive line, but how it happened tantalized the entire organization.
Jeremiah Ratliff's fifth snap with the team was on third-and-5 Sunday against the Vikings. He lined up over the right guard'...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Alshon Jeffery nearly came down with a touchdown catch in the corner of the end zone at Soldier Field in Week 10, but in attempting to secure the catch to his body, the ball shifted as he went to the ground and a replay review nullified a score that might...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:33 AM
Julius Peppers talked about making a simple Bears defense simpler.
OK. Fine. But what’s simpler than assigning one player one gap?
I’ll hang up and listen for another explosive play.
It only takes one player failing to do his job to...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Practice had just ended Wednesday inside the Walter Payton Center in Lake Forest. And if Julius Peppers thought he would have a free run from the Bears' indoor practice facility to the locker room at Halas Hall, he had another thing coming.
Sure, over a...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:18 PM
The Sports Xchange
By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange
Game Scout: Bears at Rams
Chicago Bears (6-4) at St. Louis Rams (4-6)
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Edwards Jones Dome, St. Louis - TV: FOX
*TV announcers: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa...
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:49 AM
Can the Bears stop stinking against the run? Can we get that message up to Halas Hall? Can they understand it?
Forget the quarterback discussion. The Bears have a quarterback either way. But they have no clue how to stop the run.
Yeah, the Bears...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:24 PM
Crazy the way mind works, the way it can be twisted and tested, then steered toward defining moments. Then what?
At the end of a grueling Sunday at Soldier Field, 11 Bears sauntered into an offensive huddle.
More than five hours had passed since the...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Killing time during Sunday's 1-hour, 53-minute weather delay that interrupted their 23-20 overtime victory over the Ravens, wide receiver Brandon Marshall flipped coach Marc Trestman a football as he walked past his locker stall.