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  1. Young: Bears' D more 'sound' than Detroit's

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- It's a tad premature to start the usual back and forth between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, but former Lions defensive end Willie Young indicated Thursday that his new scheme is a little more complicated than what he had ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. NFL - Chicago Bears could ride Jay Cutler's breakthrough to the p...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner examines how Marc Trestman helped Jay Cutler cut down on his bad decisions and why the Chicago Bears may have the top passing attack in the NFC North in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  3. 2014 NFL offseason - Biggest needs for Bears, Lions, Packers and ...

    Mike Kurtz

    Mike Kurtz of Football Outsiders identifies the biggest offseason needs for the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  4. NFLN survey/Super Bowl QB: Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    With two minutes remaining and the Super Bowl on the line, New England quarterback Tom Brady is the man you want under center, according to an NFL Nation survey of 320 players. Brady ran away with 128 votes, while the Denver Broncos' Peyton Mannin...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  5. NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 12

    John Clayton

    The NFC North was in a giving mood Sunday, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Chiefs' breaking point on D, cold-weather kickstarts and more.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2013
  6. 5 things to watch: Ravens at Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    Here's a look at five things to watch for Sunday when the Chicago Bears host the Baltimore Ravens: How Josh McCown handles second start: Opponents now can peruse seven quarters of game tape to try to figure out a way to defend McCown, who has comp...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  7. Upon Further Review: Bears Week 10

    Michael C. Wright

    An examination of four hot issues from the Chicago Bears' 21-19 loss to the Detroit Lions: Fourth-down call: Considering the Bears lost by two points, coach Marc Trestman will receive some criticism for opting to go for it on fourth-and-1 from the...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  8. Lions control own fate in tough NFC North

    Michael Rothstein

    CHICAGO -- Calvin Johnson stood at the podium, his Detroit Lions having beaten the Chicago Bears in Chicago for the first time since his rookie season, and even then, there was a little disbelief. He had actually beaten the Lions in Chicago before...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  9. Calvin Johnson catches two TDs as Lions hold off Bears

    Calvin Johnson had two second-half touchdown receptions, Reggie Bush rushed for 105 yards and the Detroit Lions beat Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears 21-19 on Sunday in a key matchup of NFC North rivals.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 10, 2013
  10. Lions-Bears Preview

    Lions-Bears Preview

    Preview | November 06, 2013
  11. Vikings need to close the screen door

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As first impressions go, the Lions' opportunity to introduce Reggie Bush to the NFC North by way of the Minnesota Vikings couldn't have worked out much better. The Lions added Bush this offseason to help their running game, yes...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  12. Rodgers near bottom of QB snap counts

    Rob Demovsky

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Even if Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers does play in Thursday's preseason finale at Kansas City -- something that appears unlikely -- this will be his lightest exhibition workload since he became a starter in 2008. T...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  13. #NFLRank: One NFC North player in 81-90

    Kevin Seifert

    Only one NFC North player was among the 20 new players added Tuesday to ESPN.com's #NFLRank project, which ranks the top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players in the NFL. I'll continue pointing them out on the blog and will keep a running ta...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  14. BBAO: Lions' David Akers is back

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There was never a kicking controversy in Detroit, not as long as veteran David Akers could demonstrate he had moved past an injury-plagued 2012 season for the San Francisco 49ers. That moment appeared to take place M...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  15. #NFLRank: Four NFCN players in 100-91

    Kevin Seifert

    You might have noticed that ESPN.com debuted an ambitious project Monday to rank the top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players in the NFL. I was one of the 63 staffers who submitted votes. Ten players in each category will be revealed over t...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  16. Preseason QB playing time in context

    Kevin Seifert

    We spent a bunch of time last week discussing preseason playing time for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who got only two snaps in the preseason opener. Ponder played 25 snaps Friday night against the Buffalo, and thanks to NFC West c...

    Blog | August 19, 2013