| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Instead of watching the Packers in a wild-card playoff game Saturday night, you could have been watching the Bears.
All the Bears needed to still be playing was for the Packers to beat the Vikings on Sunday when they were three-point favorites.
| Jan 6, 2013
| 8:40 PM
LANDOVER, Md. -- Each of the four teams that emerged victorious from wild-card weekend — Houston, Green Bay, Baltimore and Seattle — ranked among the top 10 in scoring during the regular season.
But in their first tests of the postseason, it...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 5:34 AM
GREEN BAY -- The coaching adage is that a team is never as good as it might look in a victory and never as bad as it might appear in a defeat. Keeping that in mind, we’ll try to maintain perspective with 10 thoughts coming out of another ugly loss...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:24 PM
Hail Mary. Holy hell.
On the final play of the final game of one of the most shameful weekends in NFL history, a last-gasp pass from the Seattle Seahawks fell from the sky into the arms of the Green Bay Packers on Monday night.
| Sep 29, 2012
| 9:08 AM
The NFL referees union formally ratified Saturday a contract with the league that had been agreed upon earlier this week.
The approval marks an official end to the lockout, said spokesman Greg Aiello of the National Football League.
Even before the...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Sputtering frustration over replacement officials in the National Football League burst into full-open revolt after a controversial end-zone call that decided the fate -- wrongly, it turns out -- of Monday night's game between the Green Bay Packers and...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:29 PM
— Andy Reid on Sunday emerged from the tunnel at Lincoln Financial Field the same way he always has, with security personnel at his side, a slow, purposeful stride toward the sideline and little fanfare.
He departed about three hours later the...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Three years ago, the 14-0 Indianapolis Colts pulled Peyton Manning in the middle of their 15th game, and, instead of trying for a perfect season, coasted into the postseason with back-to-back losses.
It was a prime example of the mail-it-in attitude...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 7:48 PM
You never heard anybody at Halas Hall call Packers general manager Ted Thompson an idiot.
Nor will you, no matter how voluble or volatile the Bears-Packers rivalry became this week. That would be disparaging the man whose plan the Bears want to copy....
| Jul 28, 2012
| 2:30 PM
There is little doubt that, on paper, the Bears have a highly talented team.
But how does their talent stack up against their competition?
With that in mind, the Tribune asked five personnel evaluators from different teams who have studied the NFC North...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:06 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—After a season in which 15 opponents were vanquished, some NFL teams might become self-congratulatory.
Big headed, even.
There has been none of that in Green Bay, however.
In fact, the talk in cheese country is all about...
| Oct 5, 2012
Their passes might sail high, but three NFL quarterbacks have landed far short of expectations.
Kansas City's Matt Cassel, Seattle's Russell Wilson, and the New York Jets' Mark Sanchez aren't the only starting quarterbacks who are struggling —...