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MORRISSEY: ‘Nein’ more years for Bears coach Lovie Smith

MORRISSEY: ‘Nein’ more years for Bears coach Lovie Smith

suntimes.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 12, 2012
We’re nine years into Lovie Smith’s tenure with the Bears. For nine years, we’ve blankly watched Smith blankly watch football games from the Bears’ sidelines.
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  • Bears wideout Brandon Marshall all but hates the Green Bay Pack…

    Bears wideout Brandon Marshall all but hates the Green Bay Packers

    ADAM L. JAHNS: Wide receiver Brandon Marshall went into the Bears’ first meeting with the Green Bay Packers as if it was “like any old game.” But he quickly learned it wasn’t. After hearing all the trash talk from the Packers, Marshall won’t say
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  • Bears scale down practice because of injuries

    Bears scale down practice because of injuries

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    The injuries have been piling up for the Bears in recent weeks and there were so many aching bodies on Wednesday that coach Lovie Smith decided the team would be better served by scaling down their practice time to a walkthrough instead of a normal full…
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  • Woodson out vs. Bears; Matthews could return

    Woodson out vs. Bears; Matthews could return

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson will remain sidelined for this week's showdown against the rival Chicago Bears, coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday.
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  • Packers-Bears II: JWebb Nation, stand up

    Packers-Bears II: JWebb Nation, stand up

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    The Chicago Bears didn't practice Wednesday because their beat-up roster needed an additional day of recovery. Clearly, however, their players' mouths -- literal and virtual -- are unaffected. We've already discussed receiver Brandon Marshall's challeng…
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  • Amobi Okoye back with Bears

    Amobi Okoye back with Bears

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    The Bears made a flurry of roster moves on Tuesday and left themselves with one open roster spot when everything was said and done. That spot is no longer open. The Bears announced that they have re-signed defensive tackle Amobi Okoye two weeks after cu…
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  • Adrian Peterson picks up offensive player of the week

    Adrian Peterson picks up offensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has his eyes on the single season rushing record thanks to performances like the one he put up against the Bears last Sunday. If he should fail to reach Eric Dickerson’s historic mark, Peterson will be able to take s
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  • Aaron Rodgers disappointed Brian Urlacher won’t play Sunday

    Aaron Rodgers disappointed Brian Urlacher won’t play Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    The Packers will be playing to win the NFC North title against the Bears this weekend, so you might think they’d be glad that Chicago will be playing without linebacker Brian Urlacher at Soldier Field. According to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, tha
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  • Packers-Bears II: Right-side running

    Packers-Bears II: Right-side running

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    Green Bay Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang (ankle) was healthy enough to be in uniform for last Sunday night's game against the Detroit Lions. That progress has led to reasonable speculation that he will be ready to play this Sunday against the Chica…
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  • Packers promote Jordan Miller from practice squad

    Packers promote Jordan Miller from practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    With the Packers set to head to Chicago this week with a chance to take full control of the NFC North, Green Bay has promoted former Bears defensive tackle Jordan Miller to their active roster from the practice squad. Miller spent 15 weeks on the Bears …
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  • Bears Place Kicker Robbie Gould on IR; Sign Olindo Mare

    Bears Place Kicker Robbie Gould on IR; Sign Olindo Mare

    bearsgab.com Dec 12, 2012
    The Chicago Bears placed kicker Robbie Gould on the injured reserve list with a season-ending calf muscle injury Tuesday and signed veteran kicker Olindo Mare. Mare beat the NFL Odds by winning a tryout Tuesday morning at Halas Hall, which included Bill…
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  • Video - Still Hope For The Bears 00:45

    Still Hope For The Bears

    Dec 12
    Brandon Marshall says the Bears can still accomplish their goal of winning the Super Bowl.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Packers-Bears Preview 01:12

    NFL Live OT: Packers-Bears Preview

    Dec 12
    Tedy Bruschi says the Bears' defense is under a lot of pressure.
  • Video - Marshall channels his inner Charlie Brown 01:25

    Marshall channels his inner Charlie Brown

    Dec 12
    Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall compares his hope for his team to Charlie Brown's Christmas tree.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: GB-CHI 01:01

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: GB-CHI

    Dec 12
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Packers-Bears

Sports Columnists

  • Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers running back, skipped team's most …

    Dec 12
    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall's one-game team suspension is for not attending last Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to a multiple sources.