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  1. 10 plays that shaped season: No. 1

    Michael C. Wright

    Perhaps the disappointment of Chicago's season coming to an end hasn't dissipated, but there's now time for reflection on some of the things that went wrong. So for the next 10 days we'll look at 10 plays that negatively affected the Bears' 8-8 se...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  2. Time for Cutler to earn the money

    Michael C. Wright

    First off, this isn't a post blasting Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. But one interesting takeaway from wild-card weekend is that all but one of the starting quarterbacks competing in those games now possesses as much if not more postseason exp...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  3. Bears back in control of NFC North

    Michael C. Wright

    Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker booted Detroit out of the top spot in the NFC North on Monday night, connecting on a 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds remaining to give the Ravens an 18-16 win over the Lions, not to mention the Chicago Bears complete...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  4. BE: Shea McClellin's stock down again

    Michael C. Wright

    Here are a few Bears Essentials to get you started before the Thanksgiving holiday. -- Jeff Dickerson of puts together his weekly Stock Watch, and it seems all too common this season to see defensive end Shea McClellin make the lis...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  5. Flacco deal gives Bears, Cutler pause

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Sidelined at least for Sunday's game, Jay Cutler could spend the free time pondering his contract situation, which is unlikely given it's beyond his control. "I haven't worried about it period," Cutler said last week. "That st...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A few thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 27-20 win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night at Lambeau Field: What it means: Playing without starting quarterback Jay Cutler, the Bears forced a three-way tie atop the NFC North with...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  7. Bears plan to play their style of O

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Playing a ball-control style of offense makes sense for the Chicago Bears against the prolific offense of the Green Bay Packers, but that's an exercise not easily completed, which is why the Bears won't go overboard trying to do ...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  8. Reflective McCown 'thankful' for chance

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Every morning Josh McCown wakes up, the quarterback spends a few moments reflecting on his journey to Chicago. McCown served as an assistant coach at Marvin Ridge High School in 2011 and 2012, and twice the Bears pulled him aw...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  9. What's Jay Cutler worth?

    Michael C. Wright

    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando poses the question of what it might cost to keep Jay Cutler in this thoroughly researched piece in which he speaks with coaches, personnel men and contract negotiators about the quarterback. Sando also provides some pra...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  10. Melton hopes to return against Cardinals

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- A former college running back, Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton fancies himself one of the more fleet-footed performers on the club's defensive line. That's why Melton couldn't help but laugh Thursday when explainin...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  11. Halftime adjustments: Packers 14, Bears 7

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Despite all the criticism leveled at Bears coach Lovie Smith in recent days, it's apparent he's got the team prepared for Sunday's matchup against the Green Bay Packers, based on its performance in the first half. With the score tied at...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  12. W2W4: Bears vs. Packers

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO BEARS (8-5) vs. GREEN BAY PACKERS (9-4) Noon Sunday at Soldier Field on FOX er"> QuarterbackAdvantageJay Cutler's mildly sprained knee shouldn't hinder his movement significantly, and if forced to throw on the move that shouldn't be a pr...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  13. Four Downs: Can Marshall back it up?

    So much for a nice, quiet Bears-Packers week. Brandon Marshall started the fireworks on Wednesday, saying this matchup is "personal" after he claims Packers defensive backs took too much credit for Marshall's quiet performance in their Week 2 gam...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  14. Four Downs: Briggs now face of defense?

    Brian Urlacher, still recovering from a knee injury, admittedly hasn't been himself this season, but the Bears' defense has still thrived, leading the NFL with 17 takeaways. With his linebacking buddy not 100 percent, Lance Briggs has been his usu...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  15. Halftime Adjustments: Ugly from start

    Michael C. Wright

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Potent offenses combined for scant production early in a defensive slugfest finally taken slight control of when the Green Bay Packers scored on a fake field goal just before intermission to cap 10 unanswered points in the second q...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  16. Week 2 Nuts & Bolts: Bears at Packers

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO BEARS at GREEN BAY PACKERS When: 7:20 p.m., Thursday | TV: NFL Network; WPWR | RADIO: 780 AM, WBBM & 105.9 FM CHICAGO BEARS (1-0) Coach: Lovie Smith Record including playoffs: 72-57 Career head-to-head record (including playoffs) vs...

    Blog | September 12, 2012