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  1. What next for Bears? Playoffs? Rebuild?

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- After losing five of their past six games, the Chicago Bears no longer hold their playoff destiny in their hands. They'll need some help to reach the postseason after a 21-13 loss Sunday to the Green Bay Packers, but the bigger question is...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  2. Preseason3: 'Hit or miss' for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing Friday night's action at MetLife Stadium: Chicago Bears 20, New York Giants 17 Preseason record: 2-1 Of interest: Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall combined for a 21-yard touchdown in the first quarter, but for the most part the offe...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  3. BBAO: Sapp questions Suh's technique

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Former NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp piled on Tuesday to the season-long criticism of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh during a media session at the site of Super Bowl XLVI, wondering "what universe" S...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  4. 16-0 Watch: McCarthy's unheralded run

    Kevin Seifert

    Most of us treat our head coaches like offensive linemen. We don't have much to say until they make a mistake or get beat or otherwise indicate they should be replaced. If you don't hear much discussion about a coach's job performance, there probably...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  5. Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    After Chicago Bears' 10-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, here are three issues that merit further examination: The Bears' playoff hopes are on life support after the loss of quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte, who has a Grade 2 s...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  6. Mailbag: Jerry Angelo's results and errors

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears' front office makes it too easy for those who like to clown on its misadventures. In the past few months alone, we've seen a botched draft-day trade, a practice canceled because no one knew about the poor conditions at Soldier Field...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  7. Soothing fears on the Bears' defense

    Kevin Seifert

    I'll admit I was a bit groggy by the time I posted Monday night's Observation deck on the Chicago Bears' 41-13 loss to the New York Giants. My general impression of the Bears' defense was pretty neutral, especially on a night when the opponent rang u...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  8. Handling the logistics of uncertainty

    Kevin Seifert

    There is a valuable intra-division lesson to be learned from the last NFL work stoppage, one that cost teams only one regular-season game but still directly impacted the eventual Super Bowl winner. In 1986, the New York Giants defeated an NFC East...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  9. Draft Watch: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Each Thursday leading up to the NFL draft (April 28-30), the ESPN.com NFL blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: history in that spot. Chicago Bears The Bears' top pick is No. 29 overall. ...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  10. Two more years for Lovie Smith

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- We start the news cycle early here at the NFL scouting combine. At about 9 a.m. ET, the Chicago Bears announced they have completed contract discussions with coach Lovie Smith by agreeing to a two-year extension. Smith is now signed t...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  11. BBAO: Updated playoff seedings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over, and thankful to see the resolution of an Upper Midwest broadband outage: As we put a wrap on Week 13 in the NFC North, we note a slight change in the NFC playoff picture. If the season ended today, the Green Bay Pack...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  12. BBAO: NFL VP set to meet with Brett Favre

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As we've noted, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is scheduled to meet with NFL vice president for security Milt Ahlerich at an undisclosed Twin Cities location Tuesday to address allegations that Favre sent ...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  13. Updating Briggs, C. Johnson and Rodgers

    Kevin Seifert

    As Thursday winds to a close here in the NFC North, there are three huge and still-unanswered injury questions hovering among us. We'll hit them in alphabetical order: Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs: He has played much of this season with ...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  14. A frightening combination for the Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    Dead leaves, seaweed, rotten eggs, too. Stir them in my witches' brew. I got magic! Alakazamakazoo. Spider web, moldy bread, mucky mud, too. Stir them in my witches' brew. I got magic! Alakazamakazoo. Hopefully kids these days are still singi...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  15. BBAO: McCarthy, Rodgers 'on same page'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: To no one's surprise, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is downplaying a frank critique of his approach from quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers said after a 28-26 victory Sunday over the Detroit Lions that the...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  16. How is Marinelli an upgrade for Bears?

    Kevin Seifert

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- I made no bones about being an unabashed advocate for Chicago hiring Mike Martz as its offensive coordinator. And so I don't mind telling you that I see no upside in promoting Rod Marinelli to defensive coordinator. Marine...

    Blog | February 05, 2010