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Bears’ Jeremiah Ratliff gets start against his former Cowboys

Bears’ Jeremiah Ratliff gets start against his former Cowboys

Being the team’s first-round draft pick this year hasn’t done much to ease the nerves of guard Kyle Long. The coaching staff keeps the young offensive lineman on his toes. Long has struggled particularly with foot placement and certain double-teams in r…
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  • QB Josh McCown has been more than a backup

    QB Josh McCown has been more than a backup

    suntimes.com Dec 9, 2013
    Josh McCown didn’t need a defining play for his run as the Bears’ starting quarterback. But he delivered one just for the hell of it on ‘‘Monday Night Football.’’ The play included a juke, a leap and a helicopter spin. And like McCown’s stellar and cons…
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  • Chicago icon Ditka gets Bears jersey retired

    Chicago icon Ditka gets Bears jersey retired

    Mike Ditka, who won a Super Bowl as a tight end for George Halas in 1963 and coached the Chicago Bears to a much more famous one in 1985, finally got his jersey retired Monday night in a halftime ceremony.
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  • Sean Lee leaves game with neck injury

    Sean Lee leaves game with neck injury

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2013
    Sean Lee’s return to the lineup for the Dallas Cowboys ultimately proved to be somewhat short-lived. Lee left Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears with a neck injury. While attempting to make a tackle, Lee dove forward and took a knee/thigh to …
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  • Bears release list of inactives

    Bears release list of inactives

    ESPN.com suntimes.com Dec 9, 2013
    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears announced their list of inactives for Monday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, and as expected the team will be without quarterback Jay Cutler and linebacker Lance Briggs. Other Bears inactives included safety Sean Ca…
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  • Holy cow! NFL comes to Pulaski School

    Holy cow! NFL comes to Pulaski School

    suntimes.com Dec 9, 2013
    Mike Ditka. Fitness. Cow poop. Those were the main topics Monday at an NFL “Fuel Up To Play 60” event at Pulaski International School.
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  • Charles Woodson: We looked like the Bad News Bears

    Charles Woodson: We looked like the Bad News Bears

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2013
    The Jets came into Sunday’s game against the Raiders having scored 20 points in their previous three games, all of which were losses, and started a quarterback who hadn’t thrown a touchdown pass since late October. So it was only natural that Geno Smith…
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  • Video - Week 14: Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears highlights 03:52

    Week 14: Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears highlights

    Dec 9
    Josh McCown destroys the Dallas Cowboys defense as he passes for four touchdowns and runs for another to lead the Chicago Bears to a dominant 45-28 victory in Week 14 of NFL action.
  • Video - Bears' Retire Ditka's Number 00:31

    Bears' Retire Ditka's Number

    Dec 9
    The Bears retired Mike Ditka's number at halftime of the Bears-Cowboys Monday Night Football game.
  • Video - Mike Ditka honored at Cowboys-Bears game 02:39

    Mike Ditka honored at Cowboys-Bears game

    Dec 9
    Former NFL player and coach Mike Ditka has his jersey retired during halftime of the Week 14 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears.
  • Video - Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte 4-yard touchdown 00:40

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte 4-yard touchdown

    Dec 9
    Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown finds running back Matt Forte who runs in the end zone for a Bears score.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Humbling loss to 49ers could be just what Seahawks need

    Dec 9
    SAN FRANCISCO -- In a span of days the Seahawks had traveled from one end of the competitive spectrum to the other. They had romped over the highly regarded Saints on a Monday night at home, then lost a heartbreaker to the 49ers six days later in Candle…
  • Best of Times, Worst of Times

    Dec 9
    The envelopes, please. Performance of the Year by a running back: Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy, who ran through eight inches of snow in the greatest fourth-quarter performance ever by an Eagle back—11 carries, 148 yards, two touchdowns. How does he not s…