Chicago Bears

  1. Chicago Bears

    Hicks Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

    Darin Ganttvia ProFootballTalk
  2. Chicago Bears

    Heisman Winner and Buffs Great Salaam Dies at 42

    Joseph Zuckervia Bleacher Report
  3. Chicago Bears

    PFF: Is Barkley a Long-Term QB Option for Bears?

    Sam Monsonvia Profootballfocus
  4. Receivers Dropped 11 of His Passes 2 Games Ago

  5. Chicago Bears

    Listen: Barkley Shouldn't Be Named Starting QB, Yet

    Vsportovia Vsporto
  6. Chicago Bears

    Bears Put Cutler (Shoulder) on IR

    Tim Danielsvia Bleacher Report
  7. Chicago Bears

    Bears Claim Ex-Lions CB Johnthan Banks Off Waivers

    NFLTradeRumors.covia NFLTradeRumors.co
  8. Chicago Bears

    Howard Is Key Building Block for Bears' Future

    Vsportovia Vsporto
  9. Chicago Bears

    NFL Power Rankings: Cowboys Look Playoff-Ready

    Chris Simmsvia Bleacher Report
  10. Chicago Bears

    Bears Thoughts: Pass-Rush Success, Draft Positioning

    Brad Biggsvia chicagotribune.com
  11. Chicago Bears

    Monday AM Digest: The Art of Winning Ugly

    Mike Taniervia Bleacher Report
  12. Chicago Bears

    Jordan Howard Shines in Wintry Conditions

    Chicagobearsvia Chicagobears
  13. Chicago Bears

    Bears Turn Up Pressure on Colin Kaepernick

    Brad Biggsvia chicagotribune.com
  14. Chicago Bears

    Adjustment in Snow Helped Barkley Heat Up

    Rich Campbellvia chicagotribune.com
  15. Chicago Bears

    Barkley 'Showing the World' He Can Be a Starting QB

    CSN Chicagovia CSN Chicago
  16. Chicago Bears

    Bears, Howard Hand 49ers 11th Straight Loss

    Darin Ganttvia ProFootballTalk
  17. Chicago Bears

    Snow Brings Out Bears Football as They Dominate

    Chicagonowvia Chicagonow
  18. Chicago Bears

    Studs, Duds from the Bears' Win

    Lorin Coxvia Bears Wire
  19. Chicago Bears

    Roling's Report Card on Easy Win vs. 49ers

    Chris Rolingvia Bleacher Report
  20. Neither Team Could Find Their Offensive Rhythms

  21. Chicago Bears

    Kap Benched in 4th Qtr, Completes Just 1 Pass

    Rob Goldbergvia Bleacher Report
  22. Bears' Friday Injury Report

  23. Chicago Bears

    Floyd (Concussion, Neck) Returns Today

    Joe Pantornovia Bleacher Report
  24. Bears Face Tall Task in Containing Kaepernick

    The Chicago Bears picked a bad time to be down two starting linebackers, if not three.

    Not that the Bears had much of a choice. Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan suffered a knee injury a week ago, and Jerrell Freeman continues to serve a suspension. Budding rookie Leonard Floyd, a rusher, sports a questionable tag going into Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.

    San Francisco, of course, trots out one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks the Bears have encountered all season thanks to Colin Kaepernick. The veteran visits Chicago coming off his best game of the year, too, where he threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns and added another 113 yards on the ground on all of 10 carries.

    Kaepernick’s containment comes down to Nick Kwiatkoski and John Timu on most downs. The former is a rookie out of West Virginia with something to prove, the latter a promising second-year player. With Kaepernick most dangerous when a passing play breaks down and he takes off, the two youngsters and others will have multiple assignments each play if the unit is to slow a guy finally hitting his stride this season.

    This isn’t how most wanted to see the two young linebackers get their shot. Alas, call it a trial by fire Sunday—a year that has turned into proving grounds for young players of the future has two inside linebackers facing an unexpected test. —Chris Roling (@Chris_Roling)

  25. Chicago Bears

    Sitton (Ankle) Active vs. 49ers

    Timothy Rappvia Bleacher Report
  26. Potential Snow Means Jordan Howard Takes Over This Week

    The Chicago Bears have strayed from the run game at times this year for various reasons, much to the chagrin of onlookers considering Jordan Howard averages 5.1 yards per carry.

    Sunday with the San Francisco 49ers in town, though, the weather might force the Bears to keep things on the ground. The forecast hints at potential snowfall, creating a non-ideal environment for backup quarterback Matt Barkley through the air.

    This isn’t a bad thing—Howard now has 766 yards and two scores on the season. Yet he has only received more than 20 carries in a game twice, which happens to be the only wins for the Bears on the season.

    Weather or not, the Bears might make those numbers three and keep the budding trend going against a San Francisco defense ranked last in the league against the rush by allowing 171.8 yards per game.

    Should snowfall occur, Howard can consistently put Barkley in a position to succeed by ripping off his usual gains, this time against an easier opponent than he has faced all season—and one that traveled across the country to play in snow.

    Given how beat up the roster is, the Bears will take any help they can get. It’s up to the coaching staff to capitalize.

    —Chris Roling (@Chris_Roling)

  27. Chicago Bears

    Cutler (Labrum Surgery) Out for the Year

    Mike Chiarivia Bleacher Report
  28. Chicago Bears

    NFL1000: Matt Barkley Impresses in 1st Career Start

    Doug Farrarvia Bleacher Report
  29. Matt Barkley’s Immediate Outlook Seems Great

    With the Chicago Bears announcing on Thursday that Jay Cutler will move to injured reserve after rehab didn’t progress properly, Bears fans learned the team will have Matt Barkley as the starter the rest of the way.

    It’s not such a bad thing—especially in Week 13.

    Remember, Barkley was a borderline hero in Week 12 against the Tennessee Titans, throwing for 316 yards and a trio of scores with two interceptions. Dropped passes—including a pair of game-winning touchdowns late—held back an otherwise impressive line.

    Next up? The San Francisco 49ers, a team away from home and ranked dead last in the league at 31.3 points allowed per game. Don’t forget a 31st rank in total defense thanks to an average of 424.5 yards surrendered.

    This sets up Barkley nicely for back-to-back quality starts. Unlike the offense guided by Brian Hoyer earlier this year, Barkley actually pushed the ball down the field. Should his receivers consistently make plays against the 49ers, his offense has the firepower to compensate for a defense missing two starting inside linebackers and possibly much more.

    The Cutler era might be over. Barkley, though, still has a backup job to play for this week and beyond.

    —Chris Roling (@Chris_Roling)

  30. Chicago Bears

    Should Bears Tank vs. SF to Help Draft Position?

    Vsportovia Vsporto
  31. Chicago Bears

    Barkley to Get 2nd Start vs. Old Coach Kelly

    Pro32: Head to Headvia Pro32: Head to Head
  32. Chicago Bears

    49ers vs. Bears Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick

    OddsShark.comvia Bleacher Report
  33. Chicago Bears

    Simms' Week 13 Projections

    Chris Simmsvia Bleacher Report
  34. Chicago Bears

    What Effect Will Free Agency Have on Chicago's Roster?

    Vsportovia Vsporto
  35. Chicago Bears

    Is Meredith Worth Keeping in a Dynasty League?

    Vsportovia Vsporto
  36. Chicago Bears

    Fuller (Knee) to Practice Today

    Darin Ganttvia ProFootballTalk
  37. Daniel Braverman’s Chance to Shine Is Great for Bears

    The Chicago Bears have turned toward the future, signing seventh-round rookie Daniel Braverman off the practice squad.

    How could the front office avoid it? In the Week 12 27-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans, Matt Barkley threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns and probably should have thrown another to win the game—but his receivers dropped a minimum of 10 passes, not to mention two game-winning scores.

    With Alshon Jeffery suspended, Kevin White on the shelf and Eddie Royal dealing with a nagging issue, it is clear the Bears can’t lean on players such as Marquess Wilson, Deonte Thompson and Cameron Meredith.

    Braverman, a true slot player out of Western Michigan, had 2,509 yards and 19 touchdowns over three seasons while returning kicks and punts as well. At the least, he is a sure-handed option a quarterback can look to when hoping to move the chains or score in the red zone.

    After just missing the final 53-man roster earlier this year, Braverman has a chance over the course of this year’s final stretch to make his case as a name to keep in the rotation for a long time. Given the uncertainty around Jeffery’s future with the team and White’s continued injury problems, giving the late-round pick an extended audition is best for all parties.

    —Chris Roling (@Chris_Roling)

  38. Chicago Bears

    Jordan Howard Ready for Huge Fantasy Day vs. 49ers

    Team Stream Nowvia vid.bleacherreport.com

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