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  1. Lions control own fate in tough NFC North

    Michael Rothstein

    CHICAGO -- Calvin Johnson stood at the podium, his Detroit Lions having beaten the Chicago Bears in Chicago for the first time since his rookie season, and even then, there was a little disbelief. He had actually beaten the Lions in Chicago before...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  2. Five things we learned vs. Lions

    Jeff Dickerson

    DETROIT -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 40-32 loss to the Detroit Lions: 1. High turnover games remain a reality for Jay Cutler: Cutler deserves some credit for not calling it quits when the Lions led 40-16 late in the fou...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  3. Jay Cutler accepts blame as Chicago Bears suffer first loss

    Jon Greenberg

    Jay Cutler pointed to his four turnovers as the reason the Bears are no longer undefeated.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  4. Double Coverage: Bears at Lions

    Michael Rothstein and Michael C. Wright

    Sunday's game between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears has some major implications for both teams a month into the season. A Chicago win would give the Bears a two-game lead over the rest of the division. If Detroit wins, it would share the ear...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  5. BBAO: Using the Lions' new cap space

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: At last check, the Detroit Lions had just under $2 million in salary cap space available. That figure surely increased this week after the team signed quarterback Matthew Stafford to a contract extension. (Details to...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  6. BBAO: Updating the injury lists

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Wednesday's busy day of news, videos and podcasts left some practice updates for the early morning. Here's the NFC North summary as best as I can gather: Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte was a limited participant...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Bears 13, Lions 7

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Chicago started quickly on offense before fizzling, but the Bears leaned once again on their ball hawking defense Monday night in besting the Detroit Lions 13-7 in a game that didn't seem as close as the final score indicated. The Bears...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  8. Forte looks for Bears to stay grounded

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte considers re-commitment to the fundamentals coming out of the week off much more important than any fancy scheme the team can devise going into Monday night's matchup with the Detroit Lions a...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  9. Top five Monday night games for 2012

    Mike Sando

    One man's opinion on the top five Monday night games for 2012: 1. Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions, Week 16. Call this one the Karma Bowl. The Falcons took offense when Ndamukong Suh allegedly celebrated Matt Ryan's ankle injury during an October ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  10. Lions accept Cliff Avril's high cap figure

    Kevin Seifert

    Speaking last month at the NFL scouting combine, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the only thing worse than using the franchise tag on defensive end Cliff Avril was the prospect of losing him via free agency. So for that reason, we ha...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  11. BBAO: Back, ready for franchise (tag) day

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Well hello there. I missed more than I thought I would last week, but not so much that we can't dig ourselves out. Let's see. The Chicago Bears placed the franchise tag on tailback Matt Forte, the Minnesota Vikings t...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  12. NFL - Cliff Avril, Matt Forte, Drew Brees highlight best and wors...

    Rivers McCown

    Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders looks at the best and worst uses of the NFL franchise tag this season.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  13. Tentative NFC North salary-cap status

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL's new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) has brought an issue we haven't faced in a number of years: Tight salary-cap situations. After jumping considerably in the final few years of the old CBA, the league's cap limit isn't expected to...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  14. BBAO: Some big names to injured reserve

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: I've finally finished a roundabout return to NFC North headquarters and appreciate you sticking with us during a lighter-than-usual Tuesday. Although none were surprises, some pretty significant names in the division...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  15. NFC North Pro Bowl analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Perfect sense: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the presumptive league MVP. He was pretty much a lock to be named the NFC's starter. Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is tied for the NFL lead in touchdown receptions (15). He wasn't ...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  16. NFC North Pro Bowl questions

    Kevin Seifert

    Most of you know I'm not a big fan of the Pro Bowl. I don't necessarily have a way of making it better, but that doesn't mean I have to like the current incarnation. In the end, the rosters are rarely a true rendering of the best players in the NFL. ...

    Blog | December 22, 2011