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  1. Matt Forte on changes: 'Whatever happens...happens'

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- In the aftermath of a third consecutive humiliating defeat, Chicago Bears players faced a barrage of questions regarding the future of the coaching staff and front office, a murky subject after the team's record slipped to 5-9. "I don'...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Stock Watch: Really missing Ratliff

    Jeff Dickerson

    RISING 1. Jeremiah Ratliff: Ratliff might be the best player on the Chicago Bears defense. It's unfortunate he's missed five games due to injury, including Thursday's 41-28 loss to Dallas, in which Cowboys tailback DeMarco Murray rushed for more tha...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  3. Five things we learned: Lions 34, Bears 17

    Jeff Dickerson

    DETROIT - Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 34-17 loss to the Detroit Lions on Thursday: 1. Playing for pride: What's left? The Bears now sit 1-3 in the NFC North, three full games behind Detroit and 3.5 behind Green Bay (...

    Blog | November 27, 2014
  4. Stock Watch: Take Paea to the bank

    Jeff Dickerson

    RISING 1. Stephen Paea: The defensive tackle wrecked the interior of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive line to record two sacks in the Chicago Bears' 21-13 victory Sunday. The stout fourth-year player is now second on the defense with six sacks. I...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  5. Matt Forte: Bears coaches told us we played 'worst half of footba...

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte praised the team's opportunistic defense for keeping the club afloat after another lethargic first half by the offense that helped Tampa build a 10-0 lead and win the total yardage battle, 211 to 68. "B...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  6. Five things we learned: Bears 21, Bucs 13

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 21-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1. Defense is the backbone of the team: Sounds crazy, right? We're talking about the same defense responsible for surrendering 50-plus po...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  7. 5 things we learned: Bears 21, Vikings 13

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO - Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 21-13 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings: 1. Defense showed a pulse: Scorched for more than 50 points vs. New England and Green Bay, the Bears' defense arrived at Soldier Field...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  8. Matt Forte on Bears' woes: talk is cheap

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Matt Forte has a message for Chicago Bears' fans wondering why the team's record is a disappointing 3-5: talk is cheap. "I tell them, really there's nothing I can say that's going to make you understand what's up with the Bea...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  9. Stock Watch: Forte continues to shine

    Jeff Dickerson

    RISING 1. Matt Forte: Forte touched the ball 25 times Sunday (19 carries for 114 yards, six receptions for 54) for 168 all-purpose yards, and scored the Chicago Bears' only non-garbage-time touchdown on a 25-yard catch in the second quarter. To labe...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  10. Marc Trestman: Bears' ground game suffered due to lack of plays

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Held to an abysmal 54 total first-half net yards of offense on Sunday, the Chicago Bears completely abandoned the ground game in the opening 30 minutes, allowing tailback Matt Forte to carry the football only twice for 11 yards. ...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  11. Matt Forte practices, Lance Briggs and Jon Bostic sit out

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (coaches' decision) returned to practice Thursday, but injuries continue to sideline starting linebackers Lance Briggs (ribs) and Jon Bostic (back) in advance of Sunday's road game against the...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  12. 5 things we learned: Panthers 31, Bears 24

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 31-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers: 1. Offense fails to deliver: The greatest disappointment to date is the underwhelming performance of the highly touted offense. What's th...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  13. Five things we learned: Packers 38, Bears 17

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 38-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers: 1. Same old story: Please, resist the urge to declare the season over. The NFL is fluid. The Bears can absolutely recover next week and knock of...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  14. Five things we learned vs. Bills

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 23-20 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills: 1. Bears waste golden opportunity: Green Bay's defeat in Seattle opened the door for the Bears. Just beat the perpetually mediocre Bills at ...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  15. Brawl breaks out between Martellus Bennett, Kyle Fuller of Chicag...

    Jeff Dickerson

    Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman cut practice short Monday following a heated, physical altercation between veteran tight end Martellus Bennett and rookie first-round draft choice Kyle Fuller during a red-zone drill.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  16. Slimmed-down Lynch ready to compete

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Making the move from quarterback to running back at the NFL level is daunting. But that is the challenge awaiting former Northern Illinois standout and Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch, a fan favorite who lost 15 pounds s...

    Blog | July 24, 2014