| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:17 PM
It couldn’t have been simpler.
There couldn’t have been greater motivation.
The Bears took the field in Philadelphia on Sunday night knowing they could win the NFC North and gain a playoff spot if they beat the Eagles.
The Lions lost...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It was the most lopsided result of the NFL season, but the Philadelphia Eagles' 54-11 trouncing of the Chicago Bears on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" helped the net dominate ratings on a night that also saw ABC post year-over-year gains for its annual...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:22 AM
A look at the various NFL playoff scenarios heading into the final week of the regular season:
Denver — AFC West and first-round bye
New England — AFC East
Cincinnati — AFC North
Indianapolis — AFC...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:44 PM
It may not be the most glamorous game on Friday night's schedule, and you could find other games that have more meaning when it comes to determining who might be playing in Hershey in the state finals the weekend of Dec. 13-14.
But in televising Jim...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:22 AM
For the longest time, the Eagles were widely regarded as contenders only to win the NFC East, not for one of the two NFC wildcard spots. But after this past weekend's series of events, which included their 24-21 victory over......
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:59 AM
NFL Black Monday is here, the traditional day when teams fire their head coach. The ax has fallen multiple times already today. Here's a look at who is gone:
Lions fire Jim Schwartz
Jim Schwartz is out in Detroit.
The Lions fired their coach...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 8:25 AM
There's no guarantee that quarterback Josh McCown would return to the Chicago Bears next year if starter Jay Cutler ends up going elsewhere.
Family is the most important factor for the 34-year-old veteran, and that ultimately will be the determining...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Expiring contracts: Charles Tillman, Henry Melton, Corey Wootton, Major Wright, D.J. Williams, James Anderson, Jeremiah Ratliff, Zack Bowman, Nate Collins, Kelvin Hayden, Craig Steltz, Landon Cohen.
Hot topic: Is Mel Tucker safe? Or isn't he?...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:48 AM
No surprise that Phil Emery would run interference for Shea McClellin.
Just as it’s no surprise that every opponent runs directly at Emery’s first draft pick.
Connect the dots, Phil.
But no. the Bears general manager has his own dots,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:40 AM
Stevie Sunshine is here to wish you a happy Boxing Day and to bring you the gift of, well, sunshine.
I have found the upside of the Bears’ joke of a defense. No lie.
I have unearthed the one positive from the historically pathetic run defense....
| Dec 29, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The NFC North championship seemed to be waiting for the Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field.
One play away. Fourth-and-8. Final minute.
Cornerback Tim Jennings felt his excitement rising, a 28-27 Bears lead over the Packers about to become a playoff-...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Jim Caldwell has been hired as the head coach of the Detroit Lions, according to multiple reports.
He replaces Jim Schwartz, who was fired after the Lions lost five of their last six games to fall from first place in the NFC North all the way out of...