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Chicago Sun-Times 10 hours ago
First-and-10: Lions always offer Bears hope

First-and-10: Lions always offer Bears hope

The playoffs still are a long shot for the Bears, but the Lions always provide a glimmer of hope.
Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago 12 hours ago

Willie Young excited for Kyle Long vs. Ndamukong Suh

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Playing four years (2010-13) in Detroit, Chicago Bears defensive end Willie Young witnessed firsthand how aggressive Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh can be on game day, even after the whistle. Teams must always account for Suh (four...
Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago 12 hours ago

Jay Cutler expects to throw quickly against Lions DL

Jay Cutler recognizes he can’t stand in the pocket too long Thursday at Detroit against a pass rush Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman described as “relentless.”  So expect the Bears to rely on the quick passing game against the Lions with some screens sprinkled...
Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago 14 hours ago

QB snapshot: Jay Cutler

A quick observation of quarterback Jay Cutler and how he played in the Chicago Bears' 21-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12: It’s not all Cutler’s fault considering the protection issues the Bears struggled through early on, but he has to stop...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 6 hours ago

Free-agent OT Webb says he rejoining Vikings

Offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb, who spent time with the Vikings last season, announced on Twitter that he is rejoining the Vikings, who need another tackle with Phil Loadholt out for the season. Webb, 26, played eight games for the Vikings last season. He was a backup swing tackle, but he did make one start at right tackle while Loadholt was sidelined in a Week 10 win against the Redskins. Webb signed with the Chiefs this spring but did not survive final cuts at the end of the preseason. Webb, who was a seventh-round pick of the Bears in 2010, is listed at 6-foot-7 and 333 pounds. He...

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Northwest Herald Nov 24, 2014

Bears win more, play worse

Yes, the Bears’ two-game winning streak that’s moved their record to 5-6 has pushed them back into legitimate mathematical consideration for a playoff spot.
Northwest Herald Nov 23, 2014

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears winning more but getting worse

Offense reaches new low vs. Bucs

David Bass makes most of opportunity

CHICAGO -- David Bass’ bio bit in Chicago's press packet leading into Sunday’s 22-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reads unremarkably to say the least. - Inactive weeks 1-2. - Did not play weeks 3 and 5. - Waived 10/7 - Signed to the Bears practice squad 10/8 - Signed to the active roster 11/3 Yet Bass, a second-year veteran, made arguably the most significant play of Chicago’s victory over the Buccaneers with his third-quarter strip-sack of Josh McCown, which led to the first of Matt Forte’s two touchdown runs.

Matt Forte: Bears coaches told us we played 'worst half of football'

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte praised the team’s opportunistic defense for keeping the club afloat after another lethargic first half by the offense that helped Tampa build a 10-0 lead and win the total yardage battle, 211 to 68. “Basically at halftime coach was telling us that basically we just played the worst half of football and we’re only down 10 to nothing,” Forte said. “Our defense definitely kept us in the game with that.

Five things we learned: Bears 21, Bucs 13

CHICAGO -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 21-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1. Defense is the backbone of the team: Sounds crazy, right? We’re talking about the same defense responsible for surrendering 50-plus points consecutive weeks to New England and Green Bay. Certain people even accused the defense of giving up three weeks ago at Lambeau Field. Guess what? The defense is the team’s strength. Look it up.

Bears beat Lovie Smith at own game with takeaways

CHICAGO -- Lovie Smith stamped Chicago's defense with a takeaway mindset during his nine-year tenure, and standing on the opposite sideline Sunday as coach of Tampa Bay, he watched the Buccaneers fall victim to his Bears brainchild. Down 10-0 to start the second half, the Chicago Bears scored 14 points off three third-quarter takeaways to best the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-13 at Soldier Field. In all, Chicago gobbled up four takeaways. "They were big," Bears coach Marc Trestman said.

Jay Cutler: Bears 'challenged' in locker room at halftime

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler admitted the discussions in the locker room at halftime Sunday of the team’s 21-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became a little heated with the team down 10-0 and the offense struggling. Over the first two quarters, the Bears gained just three first downs and generated 68 yards of offense. By comparison, Tampa Bay racked up 211 yards in the first half and 11 first downs. “We were challenged, offensively,” Cutler said.

Rough homecoming for Bucs' Lovie Smith, Josh McCown

Lovie Smith was buttoned up and all business as usual following Sunday's 21-13 loss to the Bears.

Weather helped Bears with turnovers

Observed and heard in the locker room after the Bears’ 21-13 victory over Tampa Bay: Although the Bears constantly harp about forcing turnovers, several players in the locker room said they expected to gobble up more takeaways as the weather worsened. As the game progressed Sunday, the rain began to fall harder, and the Bears forced three turnovers in the third quarter alone, four for the game. Fuller’s status uncertain: Rookie Kyle Fuller left Sunday’s game with a knee injury, but the extent wasn’t immediately known.
Chicago Sun-Times Nov 23, 2014

Bears’ huge second half spoils Lovie’s homecoming

After a poor first half, the third quarter happened — the team’s best 15-minute period in two months — and the Bears pulled away with a 21-13 victory in front of 54,706 fans at Soldier Field.

Rapid Reaction: Chicago Bears

CHICAGO -- A few thoughts on the Chicago Bears’ 21-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Soldier Field: What it means: The Bears captured victories in consecutive outings for the first time since Weeks 2 and 3, but the win over the Bucs did little to improve the club’s standing in the division because it entered the contest three games behind in the division. It’s not impossible, however, for the Bears to get back into the thick of the race.
Tampa Bay Times Nov 23, 2014

Bucs (7) at Bears (0): Live scoring summary

Here is how today's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears has unfolded so far: SECOND QUARTER Bucs 7, Bears 0

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