| May 22, 2013
| 5:06 PM
After playing his entire 13-year NFL career with the Bears, Brian Urlacher announced his retirement Wednesday. Boiling his career down to his five most memorable games is tricky, but here's what made our list.
Sept. 17, 2000: N.Y. Giants 14, Bears 7...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Last week in parenthesis
1. Broncos (1): In their last four games, no team has come within 13 points of them, and in their 11 game winning streak they have only trailed in the fourth quarter once.
2. Packers (2): Despite the fact they lost Sunday,...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 12:03 PM
You have the advantage on me. You are reading this Sunday (or later if you're waited to dig it out of the neighbor's garbage and scraped off the fettuccini Alfredo). I, however, am writing this before knowing how many jobs Andy Reid has accepted.
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:28 PM
1. 49ers (4): Not counting games against the Rams, they have won six in a row, including one of the most impressive victories of the year by any team Sunday.
2. Broncos (2): As if they didn't have enough going for them, now Knowshon Moreno finally is...
| Oct 23, 2012
All around the NFL, this figures to be a landmark week for the men who carry clipboards and draw up Xs and O's.
Joe Vitt has returned to the New Orleans Saints as interim coach, his six-game suspension behind him.
Carolina's Ron Rivera is facing...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:28 PM
He still looks like Cam Newton and moves like Cam Newton, but he's not playing like Cam Newton.
At least not the Cam Newton who won the offensive rookie of the year award in 2011.
So who is this guy wearing No. 1 for the Panthers?
That would be a...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 7:34 PM
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?...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 8:08 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Charlie Batch completed 11 of 14 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown to bolster his hopes of playing a 15th NFL season and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 in their preseason finale Thursday night.
| Jun 30, 2012
Greg Olsen left Chicago kicking and screaming last summer when former Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz apparently expedited his trade to the Panthers because the pass-catching tight end did not fit into his system.
So it is natural for Olsen to...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 7:45 PM
— The age-old debate about heredity vs. environment doesn't apply to John Harbaugh.
The 49-year-old head coach of the Baltimore Ravens and the most successful member of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid's coaching tree has an overload of both,...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 6:03 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — What is the status of Black Cards — Pete Wentz's first band since Fall Out Boy split up — now that the group and lead singer Bebe Rexha parted ways last month?
“We just put out a mixtape and have a couple remixes...