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  • Briggs, Bostic not expected to play

    Posted 5 hours ago

    With Lance Briggs and Jonathan Bostic both listed as doubtful for Sunday’s road game against the New England Patriots, it appears that the Bears will remain shorthanded at linebacker.

  • Players to watch versus Patriots

    Posted 5 hours ago

    Larry Mayer and Eli Kaberon of ChicagoBears.com discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in Sunday's road game against the New England Patriots.

  • The Pick is in: Bears vs. Patriots

    Posted 8 hours ago

    National and local media outlets make their picks for Sunday's game between the Bears (3-4) and Patriots (5-2) at Gillette Stadium.

  • Bears prep to face top pass defense

    Posted Oct 23, 2014

    When the Bears face coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium, they’ll be challenged by the NFL’s top-ranked pass defense.

  • Marshall did not call out teammates

    Posted Oct 23, 2014

    Jay Cutler understands Brandon Marshall and the frustration that led to the receiver's post-game rant last Sunday. Said Cutler: "Brandon wants to win. He wants to see this team do as well as possible."

  • Brady leads prolific Patriots attack

    Posted Oct 23, 2014

    Behind quarterback Tom Brady, the New England offense is still one of the league's best, despite several changes in personnel and scheme.

  • Ratliff providing a boost on defense

    Posted Oct 23, 2014

    Healthy again after missing three games with a concussion he suffered in a Week 2 win over the 49ers, Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff is emerging as a disruptive force.

  • Allen sees no leadership void

    Posted Oct 22, 2014

    Contrary to the views expressed by some outside Halas Hall this week, veteran defensive end Jared Allen doesn’t believe that the Bears lack leadership in their locker room.

  • Bears face tough task against Brady

    Posted Oct 22, 2014

    The Bears defense will face a difficult challenge Sunday in New England against a potent Patriots offense that's led by future Hall of Famer Tom Brady.

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  • Why a long pass on third-and-short?

    Posted Oct 21, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears threw deep on third-and-one against the Dolphins, if Jordan Mills is in jeopardy of losing his starting job and a fake punt return the Rams borrowed from the Bears.

  • Is Wilson on schedule to return?

    Posted Oct 13, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses if receiver Marquess Wilson is on schedule to return after the bye week, if Brock Vereen has moved ahead of Danny McCray on the depth chart and whether Chris Conte is in jeopardy of losing his starting job.

  • Did Bears deserve illegal block flags?

    Posted Oct 7, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses two blindside-block penalties the Bears were assessed against the Panthers, Carolina's punt return TD and the last time the Bears were 2-3.

  • Is McManis an option at nickel back?

    Posted Oct 3, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Sherrick McManis will compete at the nickel back position, if Roberto Garza and Matt Slauson are assured of regaining their starting jobs and why the Bears lined up in the shotgun at the 1-yard line against the Packers.

  • Why didn't Bears blitz more vs. Packers?

    Posted Sep 29, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears didn't employ more blitzes against the Packers, if Sunday's game was the first in Bears history without a punt and the last time the Bears opened a season 2-0 on the road and 0-2 at home.

  • Have Bears put bite back in defense?

    Posted Sep 23, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the improvement of the Bears defense, Matt Forte as a runner and receiver and who holds the Bears rookie record for interceptions.

  • Where does comeback victory rank?

    Posted Sep 15, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses where Sunday night's win over the 49ers ranks among Bears comeback victories, how a San Francisco penalty resulted in first-and-one and Kyle Fuller's college stats.

  • Why wasn't Khaseem Greene active?

    Posted Sep 11, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why linebacker Khaseem Greene wasn't active against the Bills, the arrival of safety Ahmad Dixon and whether Robbie Gould is still the third most accurate kicker in NFL history.

  • Why didn't Bears run on third down?

    Posted Sep 9, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears called a pass play on third-and-one late in Sunday's loss to the Bills, if there was a mix-up with Santonio Holmes on that same play and the latest injury news.

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