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The Patriots may be great, but they’re a real turn off

The Patriots are in the Super Bowl again and although nobody would ever deny their greatness, not everyone is happy to see them there. Dave Usher is considering skipping the game altogether rather than have to watch Tom Brady lead yet another 4th quarter comeback…

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Bears look good? The Browns must be even worse than we thought.

Full disclosure: I thought the Bears would lose this. In my defence, why wouldn’t I? John Fox has been in town three years and in that time he’s never won a game in which the Bears were favourites. It had only happened seven times, because the Bears have been so bad it’s not often anyone expects them to win…

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Season can’t end quick enough for sorry Bears

Last week the Bears looked like a capable NFL offense when they smashed the Bengals. Usually after a performance like that I get taken in and begin to believe that the good times might be just around the corner. This time I didn’t…

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Gould-en Oldie comes back to kick Bears where it hurts

San Francisco’s Robbie Gould kicked five field goals on his return to Soldier Field to inflict misery on his former team. This loss was just so Bears, writes a dejected Dave Usher…

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Growth from the offense but Bears still find a way to lose

Another week, another frustrating loss for the Bears. They’re close, but not close enough and seem to excel at finding different ways to lose. At least there was signs of progress from the offense this week…

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Bears slump against depleted Packers – time for Fox to go

The improving Bears had been looking forward to a strong second half of the season, kicking off with a win over their under-strength rivals Green Bay at Soldier Field last Sunday. Let’s just say it didn’t go according to plan…

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3 and out: Battling effort but Bears come up just short

It was another spirited showing from the Bears but ultimately they just fell short in New Orleans, as silly mistakes and a controversial call from the officials proved too much to overcome…

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3 and out: Bears clip Ravens wings in a wild one in Baltimore

Mitch Trubisky claimed his first win as an NFL quarterback as the Bears finally won on the road in a wild game against the Baltimore Ravens. The men from Chicago never do things the easy way though, as Dave Usher reports…

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Roughing the Passer: Doesn’t Somebody Want to be Wanted

It’s the most important position in sports and also perhaps the most difficult to play, but that doesn’t mean we should go easy on them when it all goes wrong. In the crosshairs this week is a veteran QB who seems to need constant reassurance… 

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3 and out: Trubisky era brings hope but still ends in a loss

It was all change at quarterback in Chicago as exciting rookie Mitchell Trubisky replaced the ponderous Mike Glennon, but in the end it was the same old story. Turnovers and a loss. Dave Usher reports…

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