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  1. Trestman: Bears' season is not over

    Michael C. Wright

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A 23-20 overtime heartbreaker of a loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday didn't eliminate the Chicago Bears from playoff contention. But it certainly made the road beyond the regular season much more difficult to navigate. Marc Tr...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  2. Defense gets pressure, but can't stop run

    Michael C. Wright

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Whether reeling from injuries to Henry Melton, Nate Collins, Jay Cutler or Lance Briggs, the Chicago Bears continued to survive the majority of the season with a help-is-on-the-way mentality. Against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday,...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  3. Tillman held out for precautionary reasons

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears held out cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) from Wednesday's practice inside the Walter Payton Center, but he is expected to be ready to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "Just precautionary -- he s...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  4. Stock Watch: Forte shows his versatility

    Michael C. Wright

    RISING 1. Jay Cutler, QB: Cutler turned over the ball three times, including a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Instead of melting down, Cutler completed 8 of 10 (including a spike to stop the clock) passes for 76 yards on the club's game w...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  5. Illness affected Peppers' performance

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The staff sent Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers home last week due to him exhibiting flu-like symptoms, but apparently he hadn't fully recovered by Sunday when the team defeated the Minnesota Vikings 31-30. Peppers c...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Bears 26, Lions 24

    Michael C. Wright

    DETROIT -- Despite a fast start, the Chicago Bears wound up escaping Ford Field with a 26-24 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday to keep alive their hopes for salvaging the club's second consecutive late-season collapse. The Bears scored 16 p...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Bears 28, Cardinals 13

    Michael C. Wright

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Chicago Bears exorcised discussions of doom-and-gloom for at least another week Sunday by destroying the Arizona Cardinals 28-13 on the strength of a pair of defensive touchdowns from Zack Bowman and Charles Tillman to snap a ...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  8. Rapid Reaction: Packers 21, Bears 13

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Chicago talked all week about controlling its own destiny, but now it's time for a new motivational method for head coach Lovie Smith after the club dropped its fifth in six outings with a 21-13 defeat Sunday at home to the Green Bay Packe...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  9. W2W4: Bears at Vikings

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO BEARS (8-4) vs. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-6) Noon Sunday at Mall of America Field on Fox er"> QuarterbackAdvantageChristian Ponder's averages target distance is a league-low 6.2 yards down the field, according to ESPN Stats & Information, and...

    Blog | December 08, 2012
  10. Week 13 Nuts & Bolts: Bears vs. Seahawks

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO BEARS vs. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS When: Noon Sunday | TV: FOX RADIO: 780 AM, WBBM & 105.9 FM; WLEY (107.9 FM) CHICAGO BEARS (8-3) Coach: Lovie Smith | Record including playoffs: 82-63 Career record (including playoffs) vs. Pete Carroll: 1...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Bears 28, Vikings 10

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears rebounded from back-to-back losses Sunday by scoring 25 first-half points to defeat the Minnesota Vikings 28-10. But the euphoria of the victory might be tempered as a result of losing five starters to injuries. A...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  12. Halftime adjustments: Bears 25-3

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears shook off an early Matt Forte fumble that led to a quick Minnesota Vikings score by scoring 10 points in the first quarter on the way to a 24-3 advantage at the half. Michael Bush scored touchdowns on a pair of 1-yard ...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Bears 17, Vikings 13

    Michael C. Wright

    MINNEAPOLIS -- From 7-3 on a roll, to 8-8 with no playoff date sums up the disappointing season of the Chicago Bears which ended on Sunday with a 17-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Bears coach Lovie Smith avoided the fourth sub-.500 season of ...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  14. Urlacher, Peppers skip practice to rest

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears kicked off preparation Wednesday for the regular-season finale without linebacker Brian Urlacher (knee), running back Marion Barber (calf), tight end Kellen Davis (illness), defensive end Julius Peppers (not inj...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  15. Streaking and Slumping: Week 6

    Michael C. Wright

    STREAKING 1. Jay Cutler, QB: Cutler put together his second consecutive strong outing in the win over the Minnesota Vikings, completing 21 of 31 passes for 267 yards, two touchdowns and a passer rating of 115.9. With a game plan more catered to t...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  16. Rapid Reaction: Bears 39, Vikings 10

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Quarterback Jay Cutler campaigned earlier in the week for plays featuring quicker releases to alleviate the beating he'd been taking. Granted that request, the quarterback unleashed a beatdown of his own Sunday night in throwing for two...

    Blog | October 16, 2011