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Vic Fangio is a great coach, but not a fit to be Packers next head coach

Green Bay had interest in Fangio after firing Dom Capers last year and the Bears defense has been awesome this season, but that’s not the way to push this team forward. Vic Fangio makes no secret he would like to be a head coach. Last offseason, when the Packers fired the maligned Dom Capers, Fangio was one of the candidates whom Green Bay most coveted. Once Mike McCarthy got his walking papers and the Bears defense dominated the Rams on national television, connecting the dots was easy. It’s just not the right move for the Packers. Of course, it hasn’t just been one game that...

Bear Goggles On

Chicago Bears Film Review: Prince Amukamara vs Brandin Cooks

An underlying performance in the Chicago Bears win over the Los Angelas Rams was how well Prince Amukamara fared against Brandin Cooks The Chicago Bears defense completely shut down the Los Angelas Rams on Sunday. It was the first time a defense shut out Sean McVay since he had taken over as head coach. A […] Chicago Bears Film Review: Prince Amukamara vs Brandin Cooks - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - A Chicago Bears Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Chicago Tribune

Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan out for the season with broken left foot

Bears slot cornerback Bryce Callahan needs surgery on his broken left foot and will go on injured reserve, ending his season, coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday. Callahan suffered the injury during Sunday night’s 15-6 victory against the Rams at Soldier Field. "He’s very valuable,” Nagy said. “That’s...

Pride Of Detroit

NFC North recap: Another coach fired, Bears extend division lead

Ahhhhhh. Packers blow out Falcons, 34-20 Things started out weird for the Packers, who got out to an early 7-0 deficit and were immediately down to just one timeout remaining with 13:56 left in the first quarter after losing two quick challenges. It was easy to mock interim head coach, Joe Philbin, but in the end, he and his team got the job done. Aaron Rodgers had a much better game than his previous two contests despite only 196 yards on the day. He’s only thrown one interception all year and hasn’t thrown a pick in his last nine games, which is remarkable. The Packers offense ranks...

ClutchPoints

Bears news: Matt Nagy is favorite to win Coach of the Year

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has brought an entirely new look to the Bears this season and they have reaped the benefits of having a coach that looks to be a perfect fit thus far. Nagy has improved upon disastrous seasons from the Bears in recent years in all aspects. The offense looks incredibly […] The post Bears news: Matt Nagy is favorite to win Coach of the Year appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Chicago Tribune

5 observations after rewatching Bears-Rams: A wall of run defenders, Mitch Trubisky's inaccuracy, how Jordan Howard was re-ignited and more

The Bears’ 15-6 win over the Rams on Sunday night was their most emphatic stamp on this season’s turnaround. Holding the Rams without a touchdown for the first time in coach Sean McVay’s 30 games was a signature performance, and now the Bears are one win from their first NFC North division title...

ClutchPoints

Bears QB Matt Nagy admits ’emotions’ got the best of him in heated exchange with referee

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy is usually calm and collected but admits his emotions got the best of him during Sunday’s victory over the Los Angeles Rams. On fourth-and-one late in the second quarter, Nagy sent out the punt unit but quickly changed his mind, sending back out the offense to try and get the […] The post Bears QB Matt Nagy admits ’emotions’ got the best of him in heated exchange with referee appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Chicago Tribune

Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan has a broken bone in his left foot, reports say

Bears nickel cornerback Bryce Callahan has a broken bone in his left foot, the NFL Network reported Tuesday. Callahan left Sunday’s game against the Rams in the second quarter and didn’t return. Bears coach Matt Nagy said Monday that Callahan was undergoing tests on his foot and he’d know more...

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NFC North Rundown: Are the Bears the best team in the conference?

Behind a stellar defensive effort, Chicago seized a game from one of the NFC’s top teams and stated its claim as a contender. It felt like an eternity, but the Green Bay Packers (5-7-1) finally captured a win for the first time in four games on Sunday with a 34-20 beating of Atlanta. In what was only the Packers’ second win in seven games, Joe Philbin earned his first victory as Green Bay interim head coach. The Packers will try to win back-to-back games for the first time all season this Sunday. Standing in their way are the Chicago Bears, who find themselves potentially one “W”...

Chicago Tribune

Bears coach Matt Nagy apologizes to official for outburst after botched substitution: 'I told them that they did the right thing'

Matt Nagy knew his emotions got the better of him late in the second quarter Sunday against the Rams, and so the Bears coach offered a mea culpa to the officials who received the brunt of them in the 15-6 victory. On fourth-and-1 at the Bears 46-yard line with the game tied at 6, Nagy first sent...

Bear Goggles On

Will Matt Nagy win Coach of the Year?

Matt Nagy beat the offensive wizard Sean McVay which should cement his status as frontrunner for head coach of the year Getting the Chicago Bears from a team picking in the top ten to contending for the NFC North already had buzz around Matt Nagy for head coach of the year. The Chicago Bears had […] Will Matt Nagy win Coach of the Year? - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - A Chicago Bears Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Turf Show Times

Rams-Bears: 2nd down, second guessing

Stink. Stank. Stunk! To say the Los Angeles Rams played poorly and not quite up expectations against the Chicago Bears is an understatement. Honesty is the best policy. So no matter what Rams players and coaches are telling their fans, anyone who watched this game came away knowing the Rams were garbage on Sunday night losing to the Bears 15-6. That’s not a typo—the boy genius, offensive guru head coach of the Rams was able to guide the offense to a whopping six points and exactly 0 touchdowns. His playcalling and mismanagement of the clock was equally matched by QB Jared Goff whose...

Chicago Tribune

Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts on the Bears' 15-6 win over the Rams

10 thoughts after the Bears knocked off the team with the best record in the NFL, defeating the Los Rams 15-6 Sunday night at Soldier Field. 1. One of the things Rams coach Sean McVay talks about is making the opposing defense defend every blade of grass against Los Angeles’ high-powered offense....

OC Register

Whicker: Rams look lost in Chicago’s chill

The Bears take apart the Rams in the first sign that a Super Bowl might not be so inevitable for Coach Sean McVay's team.

Turf Show Times

Rams-Bears: Game recap

In a defensive battle that featured two faltering, confused offenses, the Rams’ offense looked out of sorts all game. And it cost them. The Los Angeles Rams had a perfect storm of three major offensive issues tonight, and it completely undid them against the Chicago Bears in a 6-15 loss that will offer many more questions than answers. 1.) Head Coach Sean McVay completely abandoned the ground game tonight. With RB Todd Gurley uninjured, McVay rushed his star running back just 11 times compared to passing it 43 times. Why? Was it that he felt his offensive line had less chance of...

Chicago Tribune

Mitch Trubisky disappointed in his performance, but appreciates the big win: 'I just need to go out there and do my job.'

Mitch Trubisky did not need to be told he didn’t play well in Sunday night’s 15-6 victory over the Rams, and he won’t have to be told he needs to work hard this week to correct the mistakes that plagued his return from a shoulder injury. So Bears coach Matt Nagy took a different tack after the...

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Bears game will decide if Packers’ win over Falcons was a fluke or something more

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense returned to life against Atlanta, but we won’t know if that was real until they travel to Chicago. Even after losing to the worst team in football and getting their coach fired, the Green Bay Packers were supposed to beat the Falcons. The oddsmakers in the desert agreed, which hardly makes Green Bay’s 34-20 win a surprise in terms of the outcome. But how they did it, putting up 34 straight and throttling a talented Atlanta team, likely shocked most of Cheesehead Nation. This was the team we expected to see. Aaron Rodgers regained some of his...

Turf Show Times

Random Ramsdom, 12/10

Have a look at the best links of the day Sean McVay postgame press conference | The Los Angeles Rams’ official site The Head Coach takes the grunt of the blame saying he put the players in bad spots continuously, the lack of a running game offensively, the Bears having an outstanding gameplan, and the game being sort of a wake-up call Jared Goff postgame press conference | The Rams’ official site The Rams’ signal caller compares this game’s adversity with the 2017 game against the Minnesota Vikings, trying to stay ahead of the Saints in the NFC race, why his play has been lacking...

Turf Show Times

Rams-Bears: Five Rams to watch

It all starts with Sean McVay. How will his team handle the start of this late season stretch? Sean McVay With all of the pomp and circumstance surrounding QBs in today’s NFL, Rams head coach Sean McVay is an innovator extraordinaire and while maintaining somewhat of a throwback mindest regarding the run game. With Rams QB Jared Goff quick to get the ‘yips’ when pressured, maintaining balance on offense will be crucial for McVay. He has been prone to abandon the run at times early in his career, and he’ll have to be doubly careful with LB Khalil Mack ready to wreak havoc on the...

Turf Show Times

Rams-Bears: Opponent scouting report

A major hurdle awaits the Rams in the frigid Chicago night. Entering the 2018 season, the Chicago Bears seemed to like a candidate to mirror the turnaround of the 2017 Los Angeles Rams, however the NFC North didn’t realistically seem up for grabs with the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers seemingly ready to make serious runs. Yet here we are. Entering Week 14, new Head Coach Matt Nagy has the Bears sitting atop the division with an 8-4 record, and even the most cynical Bears fans are actually (and justifiably) buying in. The Bears success has been made possible by a combination of...

Windy City Gridiron

Bears vs. Rams: How to watch, TV Schedule, online streaming, odds and more

I can’t wait for Sunday Night. The 2018 Chicago Bears have been compared to the 2017 Los Angeles Rams so much this year, that it will be interesting to see this Rams team up close and personal to see where the Bears could be headed. The parallels between the two teams are well documented. Both teams were going from an old school defensive coach to a new school offensive minded head coach. Both teams invested draft capital to move up in the draft to get their franchise quarterback. Both QBs struggled through growing pain as rookies in an outdated offensive scheme. Both franchises...

Turf Show Times

Rams-Bears: The Professor’s preview

Sunday night! Make no mistake about it. The Chicago Bears will be a formidable opponent Sunday night as they face off the 2018 NFC West Champions: our Los Angeles Rams. What makes this game an intriguing matchup comes down to what Head Coach Sean McVay has up his sleeve for the Bears’ highly valued defense. Chicago’s defense is one of the best in the NFL leading the league in turnovers. It’s therefore imperative that the Rams not make self-incurred mistakes. This is also a game where the Rams defense must once again improve over the previous week’s performance to rise to the...

Windy City Gridiron

Bears vs. Rams Previews: Our complete coverage story-stream

Last year at this time, the Chicago Bears were in their third, and final, year of the John Fox era, they were 3-9 and limping towards their fourth consecutive losing season. At this point in 2017, the Los Angeles Rams were 9-3 in the first year of the Sean McVay era, and sitting atop the NFC West. McVay took over after five straight seasons of losing under Jeff Fisher, and he immediately helped turn the franchise around after getting second year quarterback Jared Goff turned around. The Bears are on a similar path under head coach Matt Nagy this year, with second year QB Mitchell Trubisky...

ClutchPoints

Former Bears coach Lovie Smith says his former team ‘are back’

In their first year under head coach Matt Nagy, the Chicago Bears have pushed forward with a breakout year currently heading the NFC North with one of the top records in the league. This has brought fouth plenty of optimism around that the team has a bright future ahead of this season and beyond that. […] The post Former Bears coach Lovie Smith says his former team ‘are back’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Turf Show Times

TRANSCRIPT: McVay, December 7

Here’s what McBae had to say to the media today. Los Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay (On if there are any injuries to report) ”Everybody is good. It’s been a good week. We know it’s a great challenge. Really good football team that we’re going against at their place. I know our guys are excited. We’re certainly excited about the challenge, but we know it’s going to be a great challenge. (Bears Head) Coach (Matt) Nagy does an excellent job, you can just see. (Bears Defensive Coordinator) Coach (Vic) Fangio has been outstanding and, really, (Bears Special Teams Coordinator) Coach...

Chicago Tribune

If the Rams were a blueprint for Bears this year, does their aggressive offseason give GM Ryan Pace more to consider?

If the Rams provided a blueprint — pair an energetic and brilliant young offensive coach with a young quarterback — for what the Bears were seeking when they began plotting a future beyond John Fox, is it possible they will again be an inspiration for general manager Ryan Pace? While the Bears...

Windy City Gridiron

Bears vs. Rams Injury Report: Eddie Jackson is questionable

Here’s the full injury report for the Bears and Rams in advance of this Sunday’s prime-time game. This injury news came out of nowhere... The Chicago Bears are listing starting free safety Eddie Jackson as questionable with a shin injury. He practiced in full on Wednesday and Thursday, but he was held out today as they practiced inside on artificial turf. When asked about Jackson missing practice, head coach Matt Nagy said that he was “just giving him a little bit of a rest day, nothing major at all.” The Bears also list defensive tackle Bilal Nichols as questionable after being...

Turf Show Times

Rams-Bears: Final game injury report adds Friday surprises

Two new names popped up today on Chicago’s side of the injury report. The Los Angeles Rams are set to finish their two-game road swing against the Chicago Bears in Week 14. The Rams’ side is pretty, let’s say, boring: Nothing of note. We knew that the Rams will be without RB Malcolm Brown for the rest of the 2018 season with a shoulder injury. That leaves the job to RB Justin Davis and rookie RB John Kelly which Rams Head Coach Sean McVay discussed today: Really, that’s what practice is for. There were some things that, fortunately, you can learn from the mistakes and then a lot of...

Bill Belichick Patriots vs. Bears Week 7 Postgame Press Conference

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks with media in his postgame press conference after his team defeated the Chicago Bears 38-31 in Week 7 at Soldier Field. For more: https://nesn.com/new-england-patriots/

New York Giants Report: Bring on the Bears

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo and quarterback Eli Manning discuss cleaning up mistakes and avoiding a trap against the 2-7 Chicago Bears.

Lovie Smith Named Head Coach At Illinois

Lovie Smith has signed a 6-year, $21 million deal with the University of Illinois. Smith is a popular decision given his successful 9-year run with the Chicago Bears. Produced by Marc DiBenedetto