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  • Kaepernick, 49ers maul Bears

     Kaepernick, 49ers maul Bears
    SAN FRANCISCO — In 2009, the Cubs selected a strong, 6-foot-4-inch power pitcher named Colin Kaepernick in the 43rd round of the amateur baseball draft. So in some ways Kaepernick's right arm always seemed destined to disappoint Chicago one day....
  • Dire straits and narrow victories are the norm in NFL Week 11

    Dire straits and narrow victories are the norm in NFL Week 11
    Just another ho-hum NFL Sunday. Houston beat Jacksonville. Atlanta beat Arizona. Dallas beat Cleveland. What else would you expect from three home teams favored by a combined 33 points? Now, please excuse those winning teams as they strap on...
  • It doesn't matter how Bears won, they won

    It doesn't matter how Bears won, they won
    Temperatures dipped into the lower 40s and blustery winds whipped around Soldier Field during the Bears' 23-22, come-from-behind victory Sunday over the lowly Panthers. But did the elements surrounding the game remind anybody else of the desert?...
  • Bears closing talent gap

    Bears closing talent gap
    When general manager Phil Emery was hired to replace Jerry Angelo in the offseason, team President Ted Phillips said the move was made to close the "talent gap" between the Bears and their division rivals, the Packers and Lions. Emery wasn't supposed...
  • Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach

    Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach
    The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense." For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
  • Given history, Smith might be best fit for Bears

    Given history, Smith might be best fit for Bears
    The Bears may appear to be going nowhere, but that doesn't mean Lovie Smith is headed anywhere. Smith effectively can seal another contract with a victory over the Packers on Sunday. Beating the Packers is important to Bears ownership, and Smith could...
  • Cutler can't step up

    Cutler can't step up
    MINNEAPOLIS — To understand what kind of day it was for Jay Cutler, know that Jason Campbell, the allegedly incompetent backup, was able to put as many points on the board in one drive as Cutler was in 11. That's if you don't count the 14 points...
  • Bears need more than caddie for Cutler

    Bears need more than caddie for Cutler
    Nobody can tell much about a team based on the first minicamp practice of a coach's tenure held indoors five months before the season opener. But one thing jumped out immediately after watching the Bears usher in the Marc Trestman era Tuesday at the...
  • 49ers pound Bears

    49ers pound Bears
    SAN FRANCISCO — It's too bad Colin Kaepernick wasn't available when Phil Emery set out to find a backup quarterback. The first-year general manager had to strike quickly to find an experienced No. 2. The Bears invested big money in Jason Campbell,...
  • NFL Network Thursday Night Football 2012 schedule

     
    NFL Network Thursday Night Football 2012 schedule Click here to get a FREE printable 2012 NFL TV Schedule! NFL Network gets an expanded 13-game schedule of Thursday Night Football this season, and it kicks off on Sept. 13 with an old-school NFC North...
  • NFC Hierarchy/Obituary with Week 7 in the books

     
    A quick explanation of the Hierarchy/Obituary: In a way, it's kind of like a "Power Ranking," but it focuses strictly on the NFC. Once I feel that a team no longer has a realistic shot at the playoffs, I'll write......
  • NFC Hierarchy/Obituary with Week 8 in the books

     
    Obituaries this week: The Rams are better than I thought they'd be this season as new head coach Jeff Fisher has brought some legitimacy to St. Louis, but they're still far away from being contenders. The defensive line looks like......