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  • Bad, stupid, heartless, spineless -- Bears wear it all

    Bad, stupid, heartless, spineless -- Bears wear it all
    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...
  • Football Blowout on NBC Wins Ratings Race on Sleepy Sunday

    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...
  • NFL playoff scenarios

    A look at the various NFL playoff scenarios heading into the final week of the regular season: AFC Clinched Denver — AFC West and first-round bye New England — AFC East Cincinnati — AFC North Indianapolis — AFC...
  • Jim Thorpe-Lehighton broadcast will showcase high school football at its best

    Jim Thorpe-Lehighton broadcast will showcase high school football at its best
    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...
  • Monday Morning Quarterback: the changing playoff picture

     
    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......
  • NFL Black Monday roundup: A look at the coaches who have been fired

    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...
  • McCown not certain he will keep playing

    McCown not certain he will keep playing
    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...
  • Defense: Overhaul could include switching to 3-4

    Defense: Overhaul could include switching to 3-4
    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?...
  • Emery still defending a No. 1 pick that can't defend the run

    Emery still defending a No. 1 pick that can't defend the run
    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,...
  • Cutler can show he's money (or counterfeit)

    Cutler can show he's money (or counterfeit)
    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....
  • Packers hand Bears gut-wrenching loss

    Packers hand Bears gut-wrenching loss
    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-...
  • Report: Jim Caldwell hired as head coach of Detroit Lions

    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...