Archive for the ‘NFC North’ Category

A yard short but a mile off – Bears fall to Patriots

So near and yet so far. The Bears were half a yard away from forcing overtime (or perhaps even winning on a 2pt conversion) against Tom Brady and the mighty Patriots, but it never really felt like they should have been that close. Dave Usher reports…

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Trubisky on fire as Bears smash Bucs

Mitch Trubisky silenced his doubters with a stunning six touchdown performance in the Chicago Bears surprising 48-10 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Bears dominated both sides of the ball and their position on top of the NFC North is perhaps not as temporary as most felt it would be. Dave Usher reports…

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Bears rally in Arizona to lead NFC North

The Bears are top of the NFC North. How mad is that? Who’d have believed we’d be here after that shameful fourth quarter collapse at Lambeau Field a couple of weeks ago? It has as much to do with some surprising – you might even call them freak – results elsewhere as it does anything that Chicago have done, but the Bears are in first place…

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Bears back on track, thanks to Mack

It was closer than it should have been, but the Bears are off and running. Having blown a big lead at Green Bay a week earlier, things were getting a little edgy when Russell Wilson hit Tyler Locket in the back corner of the end zone to get Seattle within one score, but this time the defense stepped up and closed out the game…

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Same Story, Different Author: Bears Blow It

The year may change, the coaches may change, the players may change. Yet some things stay the same, such as the Bears finding ways to lose from winning positions and making Aaron Rodgers look like Superman. Dave Usher reports on a tough opening loss for Chicago…

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QUICK SNAPS: The Coaching Merry-Go-Round (2017 edition)

It’s that time of year again. The regular season ends and all hell lets loose in the managerial ranks of the NFL. Head coaches, assistant coaches, general managers and other staff are all in the firing line as franchises search for the ingredient which will bring them success in 2018. Richard O’Hagan tries to keep up.

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DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: What to look out for

Can you believe that there are now only three games left in the 2017 season? THREE! And two of them take place this Sunday evening. Richard O’Hagan is looking forward to them. 

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DIVISIONAL WEEKEND: What To Look Out For

Only a quarter of the teams in the NFL remain standing, as the 2017 season reaches the divisional round stage. Which four sides will make it through to the conference championship game next weekend? Richard O’Hagan has some thoughts.

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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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