NFL

Wed, 04/18/2012
Adding wide receiver Brandon Marshall to what was a .500 team has made the Chicago Bears popular. That is evident as they totaled the maximum number of prime-time games -- five -- when the NFL released the 2012 schedule Tuesday evening. Their first night game will be at Green Bay in Week 2 on Thursday, Sept. 13, as the league has...
Wed, 03/14/2012
he Bears ended the first day of free agency by securing a new wide receiver, a new quarterback, a new linebacker and an old cornerback. And best of all, they still have a nice wad of cash in their pockets. The...
Tue, 01/03/2012
General manager Jerry Angelo isn’t the only prominent Chicago Bears figure who won’t return in 2012: Also out is offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who resigned Tuesday morning after a meeting with coach Lovie Smith....
Tue, 01/03/2012
On Monday, while offering his post mortem on the Bears’ break-even season, coach Lovie Smith tried to spin a desultory 1-5 finish forward. He claimed the Bears were a solid football team, had practically been a lock for a playoff berth, only to be undone by injuries to key players, which they’d managed to avoid while reaching the NFC Championship...
Tue, 11/08/2011
All that what’s-wrong-with-the-Bears grumbling that swept Chicago during the first month of the NFL season? Put it to rest. The Bears announced their presence as a playoff contender Monday night—loudly—with a quality win over a quality opponent in a hostile venue. A 30-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field was the...
Mon, 10/10/2011
Marinelli hopes he won't have to rely on a heavy dose of blitzing to motivate his defense against LionsBears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli was left with no other choice. His defense seemed listless in last week's win over Carolina. The front four flushed Cam Newton from the pocket a few times but couldn't bring down the burly rookie...
Wed, 10/05/2011
We are one quarter of the way through the NFL season, and many of you have a pretty good gauge of where your fantasy football team stands. Some have laid the groundwork for prolonged success in their drafts, while others are hoping to capitalize on the waiver wire after a significant star goes down. These upcoming weeks can either solidify a...
Sun, 10/02/2011
So that’s what a running back looks like. The Bears were the home base for NFL immortals Red Grange, Gale Sayers and Walter Payton, and coach Lovie Smith has long summed up their offensive philosophy by insisting, “We get off the bus running.” But they had drifted away from that legacy in recent weeks, turning slick runner Matt Forte into a pass...
Fri, 09/23/2011
Just like every NFL season, injuries pop up early. Sometimes winning your league has everything to do with the work you put in on your roster and the waiver wire in the first few weeks of the season. As far as early injuries go, some of you may be panicking already because of big-time, early draft picks already facing time on the shelf. Here are a...
Thu, 09/15/2011
            Week one of the NFL season has come and gone. While fifteen regular season games remain, giving your real world squads plenty of time to sort themselves out and make a playoff push, your fantasy team is a weekly labor of love that needs immediate assistance. If that isn’t quite the...