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  1. Fast start promising, guarantees nothing

    Michael C. Wright

    Three weeks into the season is too early to start making bold predictions about potential playoff runs, but Chicago's 3-0 start certainly bodes well for the team's prospects. Since 1990, 86 of 114 teams (75 percent) to start 3-0 advanced to the po...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  2. Manti Te'o not best fit for Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Although the name Manti Te'o generates buzz among some Chicago Bears fans, it's not likely the team will risk the odds of him turning out to be a first-round dud. With franchise stalwart Brian Urlacher set to enter free agency, the...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  3. Emery hopes to bring back OT Scott

    Michael C. Wright

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery usually avoids discussing contract situations, but indicated at the NFL combine the team hopes to bring back veteran offensive tackle Jonathan Scott. "Looking at Jonathan, he added positivel...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  4. Trestman denies Bears have hired him

    Michael C. Wright

    Despite three interviews set for the Chicago Bears over the weekend, Fox analyst and former Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson tweeted Friday that it "looks like" the team was going to hire Marc Trestman as head coach. Johnson w...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  5. Defense accepts some blame for slide

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Riding high with a 7-1 record back in November, the Chicago Bears never thought at this point in the season they'd be in the midst of losing five of six and needing help to advance to the playoffs. In fact, linebacker Lance Br...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  6. Four Downs: Where do the Bears stand?

    ESPNChicago.com

    After winning seven of their first eight games, the Chicago Bears dropped two straight against some top competition -- the Houston Texans (9-1) and San Francisco 49ers (7-2)-- and fell three spots to No. 6 in this week's ESPN Power Rankings. As th...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  7. Four Downs: Campbell up to challenge?

    ESPNChicago.com

    This is the reason the Chicago Bears got a quarterback like Jason Campbell. A Jay Cutler injury derailed the Bears' hopes twice before, and new general manager Phil Emery obviously didn't want to make the same mistake as his predecessor, Jerry Angelo...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  8. Bears re-sign QB McCown

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears officially re-signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown on Tuesday to provide depth with starter Jay Cutler likely to miss Monday night's matchup at San Francisco as he recovers from a concussion sustained Sunday against the Houston Te...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: Texans 13, Bears 6

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Long lauded for toughness and durability, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler suffered his second concussion over the last three seasons Sunday in his team's second loss of the season, a 13-6 defeat at the hands of the Houston Texans at S...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  10. Halftime Adjustments: Protect the ball

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Four first-half turnovers backed by a defense that yielded more than 100 yards on ground to the visiting Houston Texans, yet almost miraculously the Chicago Bears remain in contention, behind 10-3 at the end of an ugly first half. Feast...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  11. Bears' Jeffery out for fifth straight game

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears released inactives for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, and as expected the club will play without receiver Alshon Jeffery for the fifth consecutive game. Former Houston Texan Amobi Okoye will miss the chance ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  12. Week 11 Nuts & Bolts: Bears vs. Texans

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO BEARS vs. HOUSTON TEXANS When: 7:20 p.m. Sunday | TV: NBC RADIO: 780 AM, WBBM & 105.9 FM; WLEY (107.9 FM) CHICAGO BEARS (7-1) Coach: Lovie Smith | Record including playoffs: 78-58 Career record (including playoffs) vs. Mike Munchak...

    Blog | November 10, 2012
  13. W2W4: Bears-Texans

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO BEARS (7-1) vs. HOUSTON TEXANS (7-1) 7:20 p.m Sunday at Soldier Field on NBC er"> QuarterbackAdvantageMatt Schaub owns a 39-33 overall record as a starter and is one of just 12 quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for 4,000 yards in cons...

    Blog | November 10, 2012
  14. Jeffery doesn't practice; 'not quite there yet'

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears practiced Thursday without rookie receiver Alshon Jeffery, along with defensive tackle and Matt Toeaina (calf), and linebacker Brian Urlacher, who received the customary veteran's day off. Jeffery is the only...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  15. Texans plan to keep Marshall company

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall expects opportunities against man-to-man coverage Sunday when his team hosts the 7-1 Houston Texans at Soldier Field. But considering Chicago has "only thrown it to one guy basically," a...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  16. Four Downs: Will Texans expose Bears?

    ESPNChicago.com

    The 7-1 Houston Texans come to town for a Sunday night showdown in prime time, giving the Chicago Bears a chance to notch by far their most impressive win so far. The combined record of their opponents through eight games is 24-33, and they have ...

    Blog | November 08, 2012