| Oct 17, 2012
| 4:17 PM
How do you think this year's defensive unit compares with the '85 Bears? -- Mike Litwin, Chicago
Let's not get carried away here. This is a good defense. It can't touch the '85 Bears though, which many regard as the greatest defense in modern NFL...
| Nov 12, 2006
| 11:06 PM
After barely hanging on during a dismal first half Sunday night, the Bears crushed the Giants with 28 points in less than 25 minutes of the second half for a 38-20 victory over a team that didn't show them much respect before the game.
The result was a...
| Dec 3, 2006
| 8:51 PM
It was a victory for a division championship that was anything but cause for celebration. The Bears lost their best defensive lineman, Tommie Harris, with an apparent knee injury. Their Pro Bowl cornerback, Nathan Vasher, left the game with a strained...
| Oct 1, 2006
| 10:33 PM
Whether or not it was a preview of the NFC championship game as some speculate remains to be seen. And the Bears don't view themselves as the NFC champions despite crushing the defending champion Seattle Seahawks 37-6 Sunday night.
But the Bears finished...
| Jan 4, 2009
After three days of what coach John Fox called "zippy work" in practice, the Carolina Panthers are taking the weekend off to rest and await the identity of their opponent for next Saturday's home playoff game.
The Panthers (12-4) have a first-round bye...
| Nov 29, 2007
| 8:18 PM
Numbers mean little to Alex Brown.
Forget that the trio of defensive ends Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck has combined for 25.5 of the Giants' NFL-high 38 sacks this season.
Ignore that the Bears' defensive-end trio of Brown,...
| Dec 2, 2007
| 10:13 PM
One stop. That's all the Bears needed.
A defense that created four turnovers and helped make New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning look like a third-stringer for much of the day needed one final stand to assure back-to-back wins for the first time this...
| Dec 17, 2007
| 11:17 PM
This was looking like the Bears' defense of the old, reminiscent of the one that paved the way to the Super Bowl last season.
Guys swarmed to the ballcarrier. They dusted off their old punishing hits. And "opportunistic" became part of their vocabulary...
| Dec 27, 2007
| 4:39 PM
Kyle Orton . . . gunslinger?
Drew Brees used that word to describe his successor at Purdue, where quarterbacks practically are issued a holster and ammo clip with their playbooks.
But in the NFL, the Bears have yet to equip Orton with any schematic...
| Aug 8, 2005
This city is where NFL immortals live forever and where the 2005 edition of "Monday Night Football" began with the annual Hall of Fame Game.
That's a lot of greatness and tradition for a Bears franchise that is familiar with those concepts, even if it...