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MORRISSEY: Isn’t just Urlacher, franchise doesn’t like you eith…

MORRISSEY: Isn’t just Urlacher, franchise doesn’t like you either

‘‘Two of the people I don’t care about: fans or media.’’ - Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, Dec. 16, 2012 That might be the quote of the year, not just for its Yogi Berra clumsiness, but because it perfectly represents the disdain the Bears ha
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  • Aaron Rodgers: Punt return trick play “not a very intelligent c…

    Aaron Rodgers: Punt return trick play “not a very intelligent call”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 17, 2012
    In the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win over the Bears, Green Bay nursing a 21-10 lead with eight minutes left, and had forced the Bears to punt. All the Packers had to do was get the ball back, pick up some first downs and not make any stupid mistakes, a
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  • Jay Cutler agrees with Brandon Marshall’s ‘accountable’ remarks

    Jay Cutler agrees with Brandon Marshall’s ‘accountable’ remarks

    suntimes.com Dec 17, 2012
    Jay Cutler has Brandon Marshall’s back. A day after an emotional Marshall declared after the Bears’ 21-13 loss against the Green Bay Packers that “everybody involved in offense should be held accountable, even if that means jobs,” the Bears quarte
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  • Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    After the Chicago Bears' 21-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers, here are three issues that merit further examination: Everyone wants to know what will happen to coach Lovie Smith after the season. The truth is there are too many possibilities remaining to…
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  • Jermichael Finley: I want to be a Packer for life

    Jermichael Finley: I want to be a Packer for life

    profootballtalk.com Dec 17, 2012
    Tight end Jermichael Finley had five catches for 61 yards in the Packers’ 21-13 NFC North-clinching win against the Bears on Sunday, a game that followed a report that Green Bay has decided to move on without the tight end in 2013. Bob McGinn of the Mil
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  • Peter King: Some statement Week 15 wins, but playoff chase stil…

    Peter King: Some statement Week 15 wins, but playoff chase still a tangled mess

    CNNSI.com Dec 17, 2012
    In my job, athletes are not very good interviews after 34-0 losses. They don't want to talk after 34-0 losses. They will find every excuse not to pick up the phone after 34-0 losses. But Sunday was different. Victor Cruz is different. This weekend was d…
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  • BBAO: Updated playoff picture, draft order

    BBAO: Updated playoff picture, draft order

    ESPN.com Dec 17, 2012
    We're Black and Blue All Over: CHICAGO -- Well then. Sunday wrapped up the 2012 NFC North title for the Green Bay Packers, but it left two other division teams still in the playoff race as well. I tried to map out the playoff scenarios for the Chicago B…
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  • Week 15 LVPs: Alshon Jeffery, Josh Freeman had forgettable perf…

    Week 15 LVPs: Alshon Jeffery, Josh Freeman had forgettable performances on Sunday

    yahoo.com Dec 17, 2012
    Alshon Jeffery, wide receiver, Chicago Bears: The second round pick out of South Carolina has had a quiet rookie season, catching 19 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns while missing six of 14 games this season. In Sunday's 21-13 loss to the Green…
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  • Redskins and Vikings up, Bears and Giants down in NFL playoff r…

    Redskins and Vikings up, Bears and Giants down in NFL playoff race

    profootballtalk.com Dec 17, 2012
    With two weeks remaining in the NFL season, the Redskins and Vikings are in surprisingly good shape in the NFC playoff race, while losses suffered by the Bears and Giants on Sunday raised big questions about whether they can still limp into the playoffs…
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  • Video - Jay Cutler Mailbag: Part 2 01:35

    Jay Cutler Mailbag: Part 2

    Dec 17
    Jay Cutler talks to Waddle & Silvy about Lovie Smith's future with the team.
  • Video - Jay Cutler Mailbag: Part 1 05:42

    Jay Cutler Mailbag: Part 1

    Dec 17
    Jay Cutler talks to Waddle & Silvy about Brandon Marshall's postgame comments.
  • Video - Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte: 'We believe in Coach Lovie' 04:14

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte: 'We believe in Coach Lovie'

    Dec 17
    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte joins "Around the League" to discuss the Bears' struggles, the future of head coach Lovie Smith and getting back on track with two games left.
  • Video - Double Coverage: Are the Chicago Bears about to miss out again? 01:25

    Double Coverage: Are the Chicago Bears about to miss out again?

    Dec 17
    For the second straight year, the Chicago Bears are stumbling towards the finish line. Are the "Monsters of the Midway"going to fall short of the postseason again? Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel debate.

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  • Peter King: Some statement Week 15 wins, but playoff chase still a tangled…

    Dec 17
    In my job, athletes are not very good interviews after 34-0 losses. They don't want to talk after 34-0 losses. They will find every excuse not to pick up the phone after 34-0 losses. But Sunday was different. Victor Cruz is different. This weekend was d…