| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:24 AM
As Packers coach Mike McCarthy prepares for his ninth season the rest of the NFC North is in the reloading process to make a run at his team.
The Packers are coming off their third consecutive division title and have had three such stretches now —...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The Bears' 2013 season came to a heartbreaking end with a 33-28 last-minute loss to the Packers on Dec. 29, a defeat that cost them the NFC North title and kept them out of the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons.
That was a demoralizing finish...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:10 PM
In the topsy-turvy world of the NFL, where you often find a worst-to-first story, the Bears have managed to do something difficult since their last Super Bowl appearance.
They have found a way to hang around mediocre most of that period: Never quite...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:29 AM
In your opinion, did the Bears improve their defensive line with the additions of Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston, Willie Young, Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton? Conversely, did the loss of Henry Melton, Corey Wootton and especially Julius Peppers to...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 3:23 PM
As the NFL draft nears — it takes place May 8-10 — we're taking an 11-day, position-by-position look at what's out there and what the Bears need.
The offseason's revolving door at defensive end sent Julius Peppers to Green...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:32 AM
By my count, over three Phil Emery drafts, and projecting starters for 2014, he has drafted eight offensive players for three starters, which is probably OK, but 11 defensive players for one starter (Jon Bostic or Shea McClellin) and that is a disaster. I...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Who will be this year’s Kyle Long, the surprise guy that really stands out in OTAs and training camp? Doesn’t have to be a rookie. -- @riczaj01 from Twitter
I don’t think a first-round pick should be viewed as a “surprise”...
| May 30, 2014
| 7:24 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis. — When Phil Emery set out to rebuild the Chicago Bears defensive line in free agency, he cast a wide net at the outset.
The Bears were all-in on Michael Bennett before the defensive end re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks and...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:31 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The sight of Julius Peppers standing alongside Clay Matthews might take some getting used to, but there they were Thursday during the Packers’ organized team activities under a bright sky with the stands at Ray Nitschke Field...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The Bears' offense is talking like it’s going to become more of a force, and it already was a big deal.
The basis for this confidence and optimism was progress borne of continuity, as detailed in our story by Dan Wiederer.
| Mar 29, 2014
| 4:50 PM
As a star receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, the speedy DeSean Jackson made a career of creating separation from defenders.
Now, it's the Eagles who have created separation, releasing him this week amid reports his off-field issues outweighed his...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:24 PM
What a difference a (pro) day makes.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a great one, consistently hitting his receivers in stride. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater did not, struggling with his timing and accuracy in a choreographed on-campus workout...