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  1. 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
  2. Four Downs: Bears in for a letdown?

    The Chicago Bears went into their bye week on a high with three straight wins, including two decisive wins in their past two games. History shows the Bears should be in line for a good performance when they get back at it against the Detroit Lion...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Urlacher: Cutler bump like 'fight at practice'

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher ignored all the coverage stemming from the incident last Thursday involving quarterback Jay Cutler and J'Marcus Webb, and characterized the alteration as being akin to a mere "fight at prac...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  5. Week 1 Nuts & Bolts: Bears vs. Colts

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO BEARS vs. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS When: Noon, Sunday | TV: CBS | RADIO: 780 AM, WBBM & 105.9 FM CHICAGO BEARS (0-0) Coach: Lovie Smith | Record including playoffs: 71-57 | Last week: No game Career record vs. Chuck Pagano: 0-0 | Car...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  6. Sunday matchups: Bears-Vikings

    Michael C. Wright

    BEARS (7-8) AT VIKINGS (3-12) Noon Sunday at Metrodome on FOX er"> QuarterbackAdvantage Josh McCown needs to build on his strong Bears debut with another efficient outing against the Vikings to secure a legitimate opportunity in 2012 to c...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 38, Bears 14

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Mounting injuries and the firestorm of Sam Hurd's arrest on federal drug charges earlier in the week proved too much for the Bears to overcome Sunday in an embarrassing 38-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The Bears remain in c...

    Blog | December 18, 2011
  8. Bears hope to gain ground vs. AFC West

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Choosing to don the proverbial blinders and focus solely on the San Diego Chargers, the Chicago Bears won't allow overconfidence to seep in despite a recent run of success against the AFC West. In the past, they've never faced...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  9. Rapid Reaction: Saints 30, Bears 13

    Michael C. Wright

    NEW ORLEANS -- A few thoughts on Chicago's 30-13 loss on Sunday to the New Orleans Saints: What it means: The Bears could be in a tough situation. The club anticipated a difficult stretch to start the season with the Falcons, Saints, and Green Bay...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  10. Urlacher: Cutler criticism was unwarranted

    Michael Wright

    Brian Urlacher compared his broken wrist two years ago to the sprained MCL quarterback Jay Cutler suffered in the team's NFC championship loss to the Green Bay Packers. The difference, Urlacher said, is he wasn't subjected to widespread -- and in ...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  11. What's fair value for Lovie extension?

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo revealed Monday that a contract extension is in the works for coach Lovie Smith. Perhaps now it's time to ponder some factors that could go into getting something done for Smith, who ...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  12. Bears D working to return to high level

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Somehow, the Bears defense snuck past the topics of discussion, lost in postseason euphoria, concern about Jay Cutler and the offensive line and debates on whether Lovie Smith should play the starters Sunday against the Green Bay ...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  13. Upon Further Review: Bears-Packers

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Like an NFL version of Google when it comes to victories, if there's a win out there somewhere, the Chicago Bears find it. The club proved that for the third consecutive week in Monday night's 20-17 come-from-behind triumph over the Gre...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  14. Rapid Reaction: Bears 20, Packers 17

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- If they haven't already done it after just three outings, the Chicago Bears definitely appear close to cornering the market on finding ways -- all types of them -- to win football games. Chicago stands alone now atop the NFC North, and ...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  15. Five Things To Watch For: Bears-Packers

    Michael C. Wright

    Here are five things to watch for when the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. Performance on third down It's vitally important on both sides of the ball. Offensively, the Bears could make the contest easier for themselves b...

    Blog | September 25, 2010
  16. Jay Cutler looking to shake futility against Packers

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jay Cutler owns a 1-10 record against the Green Bay Packers, but when asked Thursday whether a common denominator existed in the futility, the quarterback gave little explanation. "Different coordinators, different teams," Cut...

    Blog | November 06, 2014