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Pride Of Detroit 35 mins ago

On Paper: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears

Breaking down the statistics for the Thanksgiving matchup between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears. On Paper on a Wednesday must mean it's Thanksgiving week. And I'm thankful for a short week so that I can easily put last week's Detroit Lions (7-4) performance behind me. Detroit remains in the playoff hunt, but is now technically on the outside looking in. The Chicago Bears (5-6) are on life support, but still have an outside chance at reaching the postseason. Can the Lions bury the Bears for good and get their season back on track, or will the Bears play spoiler? Off to the...
Windy City Gridiron 48 mins ago

Chicago Bears place Brian de la Puente on Injured Reserve

Another injury to the Chicago Bears offensive line and it's a bad one. Reserve center/offensive guard Brian de la Puente is lost for the season. Bad news from the Chicago Bears today... #Bears have placed OL Brian de la Puente on injured reserve with ankle injury and promoted DT Brandon Dunn from practice squad.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 26, 2014 It's not known at this time the type of injury to Brian de la Puente's ankle, only that it's severe enough to keep him out for the next 5 weeks. He had been filling in at left guard for the injured Matt Slauson, but with the return...
Pride Of Detroit 1 hour ago

Things of that nature: A Jay Cutler Thanksgiving

For our holiday edition, we're looking at ways teams have forced turnovers by the Chicago Bears and how the Detroit Lions can do the same. Happy holidays, friends. The Detroit Lions are on a short week, and I'm writing from the comfort of an Amtrak train (without Internet) between Chicago and Flint, so this week's "Things of that nature" will be a little shorter than usual. Let's get right to the point. I can't stand the Chicago Bears. I've developed the specific brand of loathing that comes from being embedded in a divisional rival's city for a decade. As of my writing this, the Lions are...
Windy City Gridiron 3 hours ago

Pleased to Meet You: Week 13, Detroit Lions

The Bears play the Lions on Thanksgiving day; we're previewing tomorrow's matchup. The Bears spent the last two weeks stuffing themselves on wins from the Vikings and Buccaneers, but gobbling up another win against the Lions on Thanksgiving day puts them at 6-6, and at .500 for the first time since the game against the Falcons. At that point, there's a chance that talking playoffs may not just be talking turkey. (No, I just can't help the massive cornucopia of puns going on here.) First, though, is the matter of getting that sixth win, because the Lions are right there in the division...
Pride Of Detroit 3 hours ago

Bears player to watch against Lions: Jay Cutler

This week, the opposing player to watch against the Detroit Lions is Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. I'm going with a safe pick this week after last week's swing and miss. Whoops. I should have known better than to trust Bill Belichick. Onward. Evaluating the Chicago Bears is pretty easy this year. When quarterback Jay Cutler performs well and takes care of the ball, they win. When he slips into "Bad Jay" mode -- i.e., lots of turnovers, moody sulking and inefficiency -- they lose. In the Bears' six losses this season, Cutler has turned the ball over 14 times, while in their five...
Windy City Gridiron 8 hours ago

The Bears Den: November 26, 2014 - Chicago Bears week 13 news & Bears-Lions previews

Emery discusses Bears resiliency - Mini-Larry: Phil Emery discusses the comeback wins the Bears have had the last two weeks and what that says about the team's players and coaches. Paea puts pressure on Bears in contract year - Dan Wiederer: Stephen Paea is headed for Thursday's Thanksgiving showdown in Detroit coming off a career game during a career season in a contract year. Bears need to get Marshall much more involved in offense - Mike Mulligan: Good things happen when you run and if Matt Forte can get more than 20 carries per game it will open up play-action passes and more...

Lions vs. Bears: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, odds, announcers and more

The Detroit Lions do battle with the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving. Here's everything you need to know. After dropping a pair of tough road games, the Detroit Lions are back at home this week for a Thanksgiving matchup with the Chicago Bears. The Bears have actually won back-to-back games after starting the season in pretty miserable fashion, and they will be looking to keep their streak going on Thursday. The Lions, on the other hand, will be looking to snap their losing streak and get back to their winning ways. Here's a look at the details for Thursday's game between the Lions and...
Windy City Gridiron 21 hours ago

What will a Bears win on Thursday mean to you?

A few weeks ago the thought of the Chicago Bears in the playoffs was about as crazy as it gets. But with the Bears one win from a 6-6 record, are you closer to believing in them? Being 5-6 after 11 games wasn't what Chicago Bears' fans had in mind. Many of us were expecting a Bears team with a fantastic offense and a healthier defense to at least push for a playoff spot in 2014. I remember way back in September when the Bears were 2-1 and coming off two straight prime time games on the road, fan enthusiasm was fairly high. But losing 5 of the next 6 games killed off whatever good vibes this...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 25, 2014

Exploiting their weaknesses: The Chicago Bears

How the Detroit Lions can put away the Chicago Bears for good and get back on track in the playoff race. With the season slowly slipping away from the Detroit Lions, they need to come up big this week against their rivals, the Chicago Bears. The Bears' playoff chances are hanging by a thread, but their two-game winning streak has them still technically in the race. The Bears have been a huge disappointment this season, with a struggling offense and a defense that has had some embarrassing performances. The Lions have a fair amount of struggles of their own, but let's look at some ways...
Windy City Gridiron Nov 25, 2014

Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Chicago Bears and beyond

Check out my NFL Thoughts and please be sure to join in on the fun in our comment section. If you can't leave a comment, then you probably need to join WCG ASAP. 1) Calling something the greatest of all time is usually a bunch of hyperbole, but this catch... If this snag by Odell Beckham Jr. isn't the greatest catch of all time, it's definitely in the team picture. And speaking of the team picture, NFL.com has compiled a top 10 of all time catches. Yes the newfangled gloves these players wear are very sticky, but he still had to extend, he still had to squeeze the ball with one hand and...

Looking ahead to Lions' next opponent: Chicago Bears

A look at the Chicago Bears, which will play at the Detroit Lions in Week 13 of the season. Next up for the Detroit Lions is a home game against the Chicago Bears. Here's an early look at the Bears: Chicago Bears (5-6) Schedule so far Week 1 - vs. Bills - lost, 23-20 (OT)Week 2 - at 49ers - won, 28-20Week 3 - at Jets - won, 27-19Week 4 - vs. Packers - lost, 38-17Week 5 - at Panthers - lost, 31-24Week 6 - at Falcons - won, 27-13Week 7 - vs. Dolphins - lost, 27-14Week 8 - at Patriots - lost, 51-23Week 10 - at Packers - lost, 55-14Week 11 - vs. Vikings - won, 21-13Week 12 - vs. Buccaneers -...
Bears Gab Nov 24, 2014

Celebrate The Bears-Lions Thanksgiving Showdown with a NEW ERA Special Thanksgiving Hat!

Thursday the Bears will take on the Detroit Lions in a holiday showdown. To help make The Bears “stand out” even more, New Era Cap, the official on-field cap of the NFL will release a special line of NFL Thanksgiving caps! The new caps are unique in a sense that they utilize reflective materials within […]
Windy City Gridiron Nov 24, 2014

Week 12 Monday Night Football double bill Open Thread: Jets-Bills, Ravens-Saints

Oh yeah, the 2-8 New York Jets' rescheduled game against the 5-5 Buffalo Bills - at neutral venue Detroit (neutral, that is, assuming Jim Schwartz' little prank of having asked his Bills players to carry him off after winning there on his return earlier this season hasn't annoyed fans in Detroit, who may have taken advantage of free tickets... Imma call this the Hobo Bowl) - is already underway. At the normal time there'll be the 6-4 Baltimore Ravens - in need of a win to keep up with the Joneses Bengals, Steelers and Browns - visiting the New Orleans Saints, a Saints team that is 4-6 and...
Windy City Gridiron Nov 24, 2014

Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers: A look inside the numbers

We'll take a deeper look at the statistics, both individual and team, and also run down the playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears in their second consecutive 21-13 win, this time against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to pull their record to 5-6. All statistics and snap counts are taken directly from the NFL's Game Statistic and Information System. How fitting that in Lovie Bowl I, the Chicago Bears beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the most Lovie-Smithesque fashion possible. The Chicago Bears only had 204 yards of total offense and they won the turnover battle 4-1. The Bucs were able to...
Windy City Gridiron Nov 24, 2014

Bears-Bucs report card

In another tale of two halves, the Bears shook off an ugly start and used Bucs turnovers as a springboard to 21 unanswered points and win over Lovie Smith and Co. yesterday. Parts of the game were ugly, parts of it were all right and in the end the Bears get back to within a game of .500. There was an interesting stat thrown out on a graphic during yesterday's game, it noted that Lovie Smith, Mike Ditka and Marc Trestman each had the same record as the Chicago Bears head coach after 26 games: 12-14. This intrigued me because I thought about the contrast of how each of those coaches is...
Windy City Gridiron Nov 24, 2014

Bears Vs Buccaneers: Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down

The Bears beat their former head coach and his new team yesterday. We're going over our notes from yesterday's performance. Right away, the question I have is... Why does the Bears' offense continue to wait until the game's past the halfway point to actually try to get things done? Another game, another first half with no output. In fact, this week, only two of the Bears' first half drives had more than three plays (nine and seven), and neither of those drives went more than 26 yards. In fact, that nine play, 26-yard drive was the Bears second-longest drive on the day, before the 58-yard...
Windy City Gridiron Nov 23, 2014

Bears Vs Buccaneers Final Score: Bears Sink Bucs with 3rd Quarter Volley, Win 21-13

The Bears were held scoreless in the first half, but scored 21 straight points in the third quarter and finished off the Buccaneers 21-13. When the Buccaneers went up 10-0 at halftime, you kind of figured it would be the same old same old of weeks past, and went to go do errands or something. If you did, you missed a furious third quarter of action that propelled the Bears to a 21-10 lead en route to a 21-13 victory, their fifth win of the season. The first score didn't happen until the second quarter, when Mike Evans got in the gap behind Kyle Fuller and the corner behind Chris Conte, and...

Buccaneers vs. Bears Final Score: Chicago wins 21-13 off four Josh McCown turnovers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn't overcome four turnovers and a terrible third quarter, despite shutting down the Chicago Bears through the rest of the game. In spite of a great first half, four turnovers doomed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Chicago. In the end, the Chicago Bears walked out with a 21-13 victory. The Bucs dominated the first half, but somehow came out of it leading just 10-0. The Tampa Bay defense completely shut down Jay Cutler and company in the first half, allowing just 68 total yards for 2.3 yards per play, stopping the Bears on third down seven times, grabbing three...
Windy City Gridiron Nov 23, 2014

NFL Week 12 Late Games Open Thread

Join us below as Week 12 coverage continues! A few more games on the docket this evening: - Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks - St. Louis Rams at San Diego Chargers - Miami Dolphins at Denver Broncos - Washington Redskins at San Francisco 49ers - Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants (SNF) We'll be here all evening, so feel free to hang out and chat as long as you can. This is your Late Games Open Thread... Have fun!
Windy City Gridiron Nov 23, 2014

Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4th Quarter Open Thread

Join us below for live updates and instant analysis of today's Bears game! **SCORE UPDATE** Chicago Bears 21 Tampa Bay Bucs  10 ----------------------------- What a difference a quarter can make, especially when one team has multiple turnovers during that quarter. The Chicago Bears came out and benefitted from offensive mishaps by the Bucs, and rattled off two straight touchdowns after Tampa Bay turnovers. After three periods, the Bears look like Super Bowl contenders, and Soldier Field is suddenly energized. Can the Bears hang on to that momentum and close this out with their second win...

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