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  1. Loss of Brandon Marshall will sting struggling Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Rah-rah leadership makes minimal impact, but when a player speaks with deeds on the field, it galvanizes teams, especially sputtering ones such as the Chicago Bears. That's what the club will miss without Brandon Marshall in t...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  2. 10 plays that shaped the season: No. 6

    Michael C. Wright

    WHEN: Nov. 24, 2013 WHERE: A 42-21 loss to the St. Louis Rams THE PLAY: Matt Forte fumbles at the end of a run for no gain on Chicago's first offensive play from scrimmage with James Laurinaitis recovering at the Bears' 7. WHAT THEY SAID: Be...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    PHILADELPHIA -- Here are a few quick thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 54-11 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field: What it means: The drama of the NFC North race continues another week. With the perfect opportunity to clinch the...

    Blog | December 22, 2013
  4. Upon Further Review: Bears Week 15

    Michael C. Wright

    CLEVELAND -- An examination of four hot issues from the Chicago Bears' 38-31 win over the Cleveland Browns: Cutler's rust: It would be unrealistic to believe that Jay Cutler could knock off all the rust from a month away from the game in just one ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  5. Major Wright questionable for Vikings

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears safety Major Wright pulled a hamstring Friday during practice inside the Walter Payton Center, and he will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to coach Marc Trestman....

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  6. Power Rankings: No. 14 Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    A weekly examination of the Bears' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 13 | Last Week: 10 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The Chicago Bears maintained their spot atop the division by default but fell four spots in the ESPN.com Power Rankings...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  7. Rams help Bears in relief effort

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- It's no secret the St. Louis Rams want to beat the daylights out of the Chicago Bears on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. But the Rams organization showed how competition often takes a backseat to compassion after devastating ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  8. Josh McCown keeps Bears winning

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- As strong winds whipped debris around Soldier Field and rain plummeted in sheets, Josh McCown scanned the stadium, and allowed himself a brief moment to feel envy. "You look across the field at [Baltimore Ravens quarterback] Joe Flacco,...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  9. Marshall, Jeffery are NFL's top WR duo

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Brandon Marshall anticipated "a problem" for Chicago in 2013 if he finished with 118 catches like he did last season. On pace to bring in just 12 fewer grabs this year, what Marshall notices now with the emergence of Alshon Je...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  10. 5 things to watch: Lions at Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    Here's a look at five things to watch for Sunday when the Bears host the Detroit Lions for first place in the NFC North: Jay Cutler's mobility: When the Bears host the Detroit Lions, 21 days will have passed since Jay Cutler tore a groin muscle i...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  11. BE: Should Bears play it safe with Cutler?

    Michael C. Wright

    In case you missed it, we'll start this morning's edition of Bears Essentials with my ESPN colleague Michael Wilbon's assertion that the Bears should play it safe Sunday and start backup quarterback Josh McCown against the Detroit Lions instead of Ja...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Bears at Packers: 5 things to watch

    Michael C. Wright

    Here are a few things to keep an eye on Monday night when the Bears face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field: How the game is called offensively: Marc Trestman and offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer maintain the club won't change the way they'l...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  14. QB Palmer 'ready right now' if called upon

    Michael C. Wright

    Matt Forte tells Josh McCown "a lot of times you need to get down at the end of a run," when the quarterback scrambles because he knows the Chicago Bears can't afford to deal with another injury to a signal caller. But if somehow McCown goes down ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  15. Bennett compares Bears QBs to cereals

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett reiterated the team's confidence in Josh McCown's ability to successfully fill in for Jay Cutler on Monday night against the Green Bay Packers, and compared the quarterbacks to cereal. ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  16. QB Watch: Bears Josh McCown

    Michael C. Wright

    A weekly analysis of the Bears' quarterback play. Rewind: McCown entered the game for an injured Jay Cutler at the 9:47 mark of the second quarter and scrambled for an 11-yard gain on first down before throwing incomplete to Matt Forte the next pl...

    Blog | October 23, 2013