1. Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants: Final Report Card from the Bears 20-17 Win

    The Chicago Bears came away with a very disappointing 20-17 win in a game that saw the starters play a series into the third quarter. Overall, the first half was ugly, and the second quarter was especially bad for the offense and the defense...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 1,686 reads 3 comments

  2. Bears vs. Giants: 10 Key Players and Things to Watch for Chicago

    The third preseason game is considered the dress rehearsal for the regular-season opener. Starters for each team will play well into the third quarter, and there will be more game-planning involved than a typical preseason game...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 3,084 reads 4 comments

  3. Bears vs. Giants Preseason Game May Not Be a Fair Judge of the Offensive Line

    Apparently the only thing that matters in this Friday's Bears vs. Giants preseason game is how well the Bears' offensive line does in pass protection against the formidable New York pass rush...

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  4. Bears Need to Slow Down the Giants' Pass Rush by Running the Ball Downhill

    Chicago Bears fans typically don’t circle a preseason game on the calendar; games that don’t matter in the standings aren’t typically must see TV...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 1,247 reads 1 comments

  5. Chicago Bears: Depth at Safety a Major Concern 2 Weeks Before Season Opener

    The Chicago Bears lost both free safeties for the foreseeable future to injuries in the game against the Redskins ...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 1,617 reads 25 comments

  6. NFL Preseason 2012: Bears Defeat Redskins 33-31, 10 Things We Learned

    The game was a nail-biter with the Bears blowing a 24-10 lead to go down 31-30 late in the fourth quarter. The Bears, however, came back strong on the effort of the fourth string QB and pulled out the 33-31 victory...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 10,121 reads 50 comments

  7. Chris Williams and J'Marcus Webb: Chicago Bears Must Trade Loser of LT Battle

    Chris Williams and J'Marcus Webb are battling for the Chicago Bears' starting left-tackle position, and the loser is going to be relegated to being the backup, swing-tackle option...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 3,496 reads 12 comments

  8. Why 2012 Chicago Bears Without Brian Urlacher Will Be Different Than 2009

    With apologies to my fellow NFL analysts on B/R, there's one big difference between the Chicago Bears defense of 2009 and the Chicago Bears defense of 2012 that will help alleviate the pain of Urlacher missing time...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 2,462 reads 5 comments

  9. The Devin Hester Experiment: Time as a Chicago Bears WR to Diminish This Season?

    During this offseason the Bears have gone out of their way to praise Devin Hester and make it known that Hester will be the starting flanker opposite Brandon Marshall ...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 3,225 reads 26 comments

  10. Brian Urlacher's Knee Injury Is Now a Major Concern for the 2012 Season

    Update: Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 8:14 a.m. ET Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune sent out this tweet this morning that Brian Urlacher has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery on his left knee...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 20,317 reads 88 comments

  11. Training Camp Injuries Starting to Stack Up on the Chicago Bears Defense

    Minor injuries are starting to catch up to the Chicago Bears on defense, with multiple players along the front seven missing practice on Sunday...

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  12. Chicago Bears Camp Notes: Narrowing Down a Camp Battle

    Game 1 of the preseason is complete, and it's time go out and narrow down a position battle and make a prediction. Nate Collins and Brian Price will make the 53-man roster as the fourth and fifth defensive tackles on this team...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 3,014 reads 7 comments

  13. Broncos vs. Bears: Chicago's Biggest Winners and Losers from Preseason Game 1

    Chicago Bears fans were looking to get a lot of positives out of their first preseason game of the 2012 preseason. Instead, they were left with a big 31-3 loss...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 9,553 reads 42 comments

  14. Chicago Bears Fullback Harvey Unga Emerges from the Shadows

    Two years ago, former Bears general manager Jerry Angelo spent a seventh-round supplemental draft pick on running back Harvey Unga from BYU...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 9,417 reads 11 comments

  15. Chicago Bears: Offensive Preseason Game Primer vs. Denver Broncos

    The Chicago Bears open up their preseason schedule against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night, and they introduce a brand-new offense in the process...

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  16. Stephen Paea Entrenched with Starters for Third Straight Day

    Second-year defensive tackle Stephen Paea is taking snaps with the first-team defense, as the starting nose tackle for the third-straight practice...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 7,054 reads 25 comments

  17. What the Detroit Lions' Offseason Troubles Mean for the Chicago Bears

    The Detroit Lions had seven players arrested during the offseason which means precisely nothing to the Chicago Bears ...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 2,981 reads 57 comments

  18. Chicago Bears Camp Notes: Kelvin Hayden Pushing Tim Jennings at Starting Corner

    Tim Jennings has been a consistent performer as a starter for the Chicago Bears from his cornerback spot the last two seasons. Jennings, however, hasn't always been seen as a playmaker, and he was benched for one game last year...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 3,088 reads 8 comments

  19. Chicago Bears Rookies Showing Up Through First 3 Days of Camp

    Three Chicago Bears rookies have showed up and made a nice first impression through the first three practices. On offense, rookies Evan Rodriguez and Alshon Jeffery have caught the eyes of many in attendance...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 11,491 reads 24 comments

  20. Chicago Bears' Devin Hester Twists Ankle in Practice, Alshon Jeffery Steps In

    Wide receiver Devin Hester twisted his ankle during the second practice of training camp, and as a result is out for the first day in full pads...

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  21. Jay Cutler: Is This Finally the Year the Bears QB Moves into the NFL's Elite?

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will never be an elite quarterback—if he isn't one by now, he never will be...

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  22. Chicago Bears Notes and Quotes from Phil Emery's Press Conference

    While today isn't the official start of training camp, the media did gather in Bourbonnais to hear general manager Phil Emery and head coach Lovie Smith speak about the upcoming season...

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  23. Chicago Bears: Why Matt Forte Is a Boom or Bust Running Back

    Now that Matt Forte has signed his long-term deal with the Chicago Bears , we can analyze what type of player Forte is. At first glance, Matt Forte is a great option out of the backfield...

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  24. Reasons Why Julius Peppers Will Win the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award

    Julius Peppers is set to have a career year with the Chicago Bears during the 2012 season. Peppers has improved each of his first two seasons with the Bears, and this year will be one to remember...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 3,599 reads 34 comments

  25. Predicting the Chicago Bears Secondary Depth Chart

    The position group that received the largest turnover of talent during the 2012 offseason has been the Chicago Bears secondary...

    Brett Solesky Written by Brett Solesky about over 2 years ago 3,432 reads 27 comments