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Northwest Herald Nov 21, 2014

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Bucs a lot alike

A few individual matchups will be the difference

Bears hand return duties to Marc Mariani

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Bears head coach Marc Trestman confirmed Friday that recently signed return specialist Marc Mariani will handle return duties this weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “He’s worked hard this week and he’ll be returning for us, both punts and kickoffs,” Trestman said. “He’s had a reliable week and picked things up in the return game. I think all of us feel good about that.” The Bears signed Mariani to a two-year contract on Tuesday after Chris Williams suffered a hamstring injury presumably in the 21-13 victory over Minnesota.

Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall probable vs. Bucs

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears officially listed receivers Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Brandon Marshall (ankle) as probable for Sunday’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Soldier Field. The club ruled out defensive end Trevor Scott (knee), receiver Chris Williams (hamstring) and linebacker Darryl Sharpton (hamstring), while listing right tackle Jordan Mills (ribs), guard Eben Britton (illness), and cornerback Demontre Hurst (knee) as questionable.

Suburban teen gets new start in Canadian junior hockey: 'kind of a miracle'

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick — The wind was driving a cold rain sideways, turning the first Sunday afternoon of November into a preview of what winter often looks like in this old seafaring hub on the Bay of Fundy.
Chicago Tribune Nov 21, 2014

Suburban teen gets new start in Canadian junior hockey: 'kind of a miracle'

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick — The wind was driving a cold rain sideways, turning the first Sunday afternoon of November into a preview of what winter often looks like in this old seafaring hub on the Bay of Fundy.

Buccaneers will beat Bears

The Chicago Bears finally captured a victory last week, but they did it in a game Jay Cutler turned over the ball multiple times, which marks the first time that’s happened all year. Can the Bears escape the Buccaneers and former coach Lovie Smith in the same fashion, because surely he knows Cutler’s weaknesses enough to force him into turnovers? During his tenure in Chicago, Smith gained a reputation for being able to motivate his players to play for him.

Plenty of takes on Lovie Smith

We could call today's spin around the Chicago Bears beat "Lovie Links," as former coach Lovie Smith seems to be getting plenty of love with his Tampa Bay Buccaneers set to face the Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. It's interesting to read all the different takes on Smith from our local media. " Naturally, with Smith coming to town, the inevitable comparisons would be made between the former Bears coach and the current coach. As down as folks seem to be about Marc Trestman, it’s important to remember we’re just in Year 2 of his tenure.

Buccaneers vs. Bears preview

When: 1 p.m. ET, Sunday Where: Soldier Field, Chicago TV: Fox The records scrub away some of the shine for Sunday's matchup at Soldier Field between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears, but the storylines involved remain interesting for what should be a competitive contest. First off, there's the obvious with Lovie Smith coming to town to coach against his former team, which is led by former Bears backup quarterback Josh McCown. But even with the Bucs owning a 2-8 record, they're just two games out of first place in the NFC South.
Northwest Herald Nov 21, 2014

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler prefers to utilize mobility in passing game

LAKE FOREST – In their most complete performance of the season, a 21-13 victory over the Vikings, the Bears’ success on offense began with keeping Jay Cutler safe from one of the NFL’s more prolific pass rushes. It marked the first time this year the Bears haven’t surrendered a sack, as well as the first game in which Minnesota failed to register one.
Chicago Tribune Nov 20, 2014

Fine performance against Vikings boosts confidence of Bears defense

Mel Tucker had not fielded such an uplifting question in more than a month. So when a reporter asked the Bears' defensive coordinator what his unit did well Sunday in a 21-13 victory over the Vikings, he understandably detailed the entire checklist.

Fine performance against Vikings boosts confidence of Bears defense

Mel Tucker had not fielded such an uplifting question in more than a month. So when a reporter asked the Bears' defensive coordinator what his unit did well Sunday in a 21-13 victory over the Vikings, he understandably detailed the entire checklist.

Lovie Smith's takeaway train not yet on track in Tampa

The Chicago Bears have a chance to put together their first winning streak since September when they host the 2-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Soldier Field. Both teams are coming off much-needed wins. The Bears downed the Vikings 21-13 in Week 11 while the Bucs went to Washington and...
Chicago Tribune Nov 20, 2014

Lovie Smith's takeaway train not yet on track in Tampa

The Chicago Bears have a chance to put together their first winning streak since September when they host the 2-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Soldier Field. Both teams are coming off much-needed wins. The Bears downed the Vikings 21-13 in Week 11 while the Bucs went to Washington and...

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