1. Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning Should Win the NFL's MVP Award

    Not that a 62-7 nationally televised loss to the New Orleans Saints was needed to emphasize how much the Indianapolis Colts miss quarterback Peyton Manning , but it did anyway...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about almost 3 years ago 1,383 reads 5 comments

  2. Experimenting with NFL Games in London Is a Lost Cause

    Beginning with the 2005 season, the National Football League has launched what is known as the “NFL International Series.” With the exception of 2006, the league has played one regular season contest on foreign soil annually since then...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about almost 3 years ago 563 reads 1 comments

  3. Chicago Bears: 5 Underrated Players You Should Get To Know

    So often when the media covers the National Football League, the focus is placed mostly on offensive juggernauts and only a few select elite defensive bodies. The reasoning? Fantasy football and America’s love for scoring points...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about almost 3 years ago 1,314 reads 10 comments

  4. Chicago Bears: Creating, Not Giving Up, Big Plays Paces Blowout Win over Vikings

    Those who witnessed the Chicago Bears ’ 39-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday night may not have said it but certainly thought it at one point or another: “Who ...

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  5. Chicago Bears: 10 Players and Coaches Who Need to Take It Up a Notch

    Five weeks into the season, the Chicago Bears have found a way to disappoint fans on a national showing twice already and trail by three games in the NFC North...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about almost 3 years ago 955 reads 3 comments

  6. Chicago Bears: Big Plays, Mental Mistakes Stall Bears' Engines in Motor City

    Those who felt the Detroit Lions were nothing but smoke and mirrors because they had a couple of fortunate come-from-behind wins just swallowed their words Monday night...

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  7. Chicago Bears: How To Contain Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson

    Bears fans thought the 5'9" Steve Smith was tough last week when he caught eight balls for 119 yards? Steve Smith is a cake walk compared to Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about almost 3 years ago 765 reads 9 comments

  8. NFL First Quarter Report Cards

    As the NFL season reaches the end of the first quarter, it’s time to reflect on the first four weeks of the season and grade each team as they get ready for their midterm exams...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about almost 3 years ago 5,736 reads 34 comments

  9. Chicago Bears: 5 Players Who Stepped Up in Week 4 vs. the Carolina Panthers

    When the game clock at Soldier Field on Sunday reached 0:00, there was a collective exhale from Bears fans as Chicago just barely did enough to edge a 34-29 victory over the Carolina Panthers ...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about almost 3 years ago 676 reads 4 comments

  10. Joe Theismann: Chicago Bears WR Roy Williams Doesn't Have What It Takes to Play

    It’s no secret that Chicago Bears wide receiver Roy Williams can cause more headaches than double-teams downfield...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 1,230 reads 7 comments

  11. Chicago Bears: 5 X-Factors vs. the Carolina Panthers

    There’s no such thing as a must-win game in Week 4 of the NFL season. For the Chicago Bears , however, this Sunday’s contest against the Carolina Panthers is pretty close...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 1,872 reads 9 comments

  12. Chicago Bears: What To Expect from Greg Olsen in His Chicago Homecoming

    When the Chicago Bears host the Carolina Panthers this Sunday at Soldier Field, former Bears tight end Greg Olsen will be playing in the city that drafted him for the first time since being traded this offseason...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 567 reads 2 comments

  13. Chicago White Sox Will Miss Ozzie Guillen's Best Attribute: Causing Distractions

    An eight-year era came to a sudden end Monday night, as the Chicago White Sox and manager Ozzie Guillen parted ways. Guillen, 47, was released from his contractual duties just before Monday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays ...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 236 reads 1 comments

  14. Chicago Bears: The Best and Worst of Week 3 vs. Green Bay Packers

    Week 3 featured an ugly, sloppy collection of miscues and mistakes that cost the Chicago Bears dearly in their 27-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers . For what it’s worth, this felt like the worst 10-point defeat in history...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 347 reads 0 comments

  15. Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler Takes Subtle Shot at Offensive Coordinator Mike Martz

    Following Sunday's 27-17 defeat to the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers , Jay Cutler seemed frustrated and disgruntled in his post-game comments ...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 1,011 reads 6 comments

  16. Chicago Bears: Why Is Aaron Rodgers So Tough To Defeat?

    This Sunday at Soldier Field marks just another chapter in the long storied rivalry of the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. The league’s oldest rivalry will be renewed once more as the dramatic saga that has become Jay Cutler vs...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 568 reads 0 comments

  17. Chicago Bears: Is the Mike Martz Offense Back to Haunt Chicago?

    Losing is never a good thing in the National Football League. In certain circumstances, though, how a team lost can be more daunting that the actual outcome...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 748 reads 8 comments

  18. Chicago Bears: 5 Top Plays from Week 2 Against the New Orleans Saints

    Things weren’t so simple down in the Big Easy for the Chicago Bears Sunday. The Bears (1-1) faced a well-rested, well-prepared New Orleans Saints (1-1) squad ready to defend their home turf in the Superdome for the first time in 2011...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 276 reads 1 comments

  19. Indianapolis Colts: Realistically, Can the Colts Win Without Peyton Manning?

    It was an ugly sight for loyal Indianapolis Colts fans last weekend when the Colts fell victim to the Houston Texans , 34-7...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 510 reads 0 comments

  20. Chicago Bears: 5 Players Who Performed Best in Week 1 vs. the Falcons

    So much for being home underdogs to begin the season. The Chicago Bears refused to show anything worthwhile in the preseason, holding their cards close and not revealing any specifics on game planning or detailed plays...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 2,241 reads 6 comments

  21. Chicago Bears: Matt Forte Watches Another RB Deal Get Done

    Matt Forte was told by Chicago Bears GM Jerry Angelo last week via a radio interview that the immediate priority was on the season ahead, not working out a contract extension...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 524 reads 9 comments

  22. Chicago Bears: Matt Forte Contract Extension Talks Put on Hold Until Season End

    One of the biggest offseason priorities for the Chicago Bears has been to re-sign running back Matt Forte to a contract extension. Bears GM Jerry Angelo has now put such talks on ice for the time being...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 392 reads 0 comments

  23. Chicago Bears: 5 Reasons the Bears Will Be Better Than Critics Think

    With the preseason a distant memory and the regular season on the horizon, the Chicago Bears have high expectations to meet following a season in which they hosted the NFC Championship game...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 1,715 reads 7 comments

  24. 2011 NFL Predictions: All 32 Teams' Records

    Now that the NFL has finished its lockout and the aftermath has completed, the tail end of the preseason can only mean one thing—the regular season is about to begin...

    Brett Lyons Written by Brett Lyons about 3 years ago 3,985 reads 53 comments

  25. Chicago Bears: 5 Things To Watch for in Preseason "Dress Rehearsal" vs. Titans

    The third week of the preseason is considered to be the closest thing to an actual game before the regular season debuts...

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