This is the December 30, 2012 news archive. View today's Bears rumors and news.
So let the Lovie Smith era come to an end, and let it come quickly. Let this nine-year reign of blank looks and over-the-top optimism in the face of limited success screech to a halt. Time to act, Phil Emery.Share Tweet
Singular And SpecialCNNSI.com Dec 30, 2012In an MVP race that might be remembered as the deepest field ever, Adrian Peterson stood out in Week 17, says Don Banks, who looks at the problems in Houston and more.Share Tweet
Dancing, Yawning, And Picking Our Noses Into The Sunset: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Dec 30, 2012We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from every last person in the league-coaches, players, mascots-breaking out that one dance move they've been saving up all year, to a referee in New Orleans thinking he could pick his nose because no oneShare TweetWith the Bears holding off the Lions earlier on Sunday, the stakes for the Vikings are clear. Win and they’re in the playoffs. Lose and they’re out. So far, they’re winning. Adrian Peterson scooted into the end zone from seven yards out with a littlShare TweetThanks to the Bears win, Sunday’s 42-7 win over the Eagles didn’t wind up meaning anything for the Giants other than a likely spot on the historical record as the final opponent of Andy Reid’s run as coach of the Eagles. Chicago’s win means that tShare Tweet
Lions' Stafford breaks record for pass attemptsCNNSI.com Dec 30, 2012DETROIT (AP) -- Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has set an NFL single-season record for pass attempts.Share Tweet
Urlacher ruled out as Bears seek playoff spotDespite doing limited work in practice on Friday, Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring) will not be active Sunday when the Bears face the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.Share Tweet
NFL Playoff Scenarios And Tiebreaks, So You Can Be Sure You're Ignoring The Right Gamesdeadspin.com Dec 30, 2012Week 17 is always an odd melange of completely unwatchable misery between mathematically eliminated teams, stop and start contests between teams that can't remember if they're playing for something, and impossibly intense games between teams that are fi…Share Tweet
Stephen Tulloch: Lions “need more accountability” this offseasonThe Lions will be trying to end a seven-game losing streak when they put the cap on a very disappointing 2012 season on Sunday against the Bears. While the season didn’t go completely into the tank until the second half of the season, linebacker StephenShare TweetThere’s a loose rule in NFL circles that a traditional General Manager gets to hire two coaches before the G.M. ends up on the hot seat. The Bears broke from that loose standard last year, firing G.M. Jerry Angelo before the only coach Angelo ever hirShare Tweet
Bears-Lions: 'Hate is such a strong word'Recent games between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions have not been friendly affairs, and I'm sure there are plenty of people in the Lions organization who would like nothing more than to knock the Bears out of playoff contention with a victory Sunda…Share Tweet
Countdown Live: Bears-LionsJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts for the NFC North throwdown between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Bears-LionsShare Tweet
Sunday Breakdown: Week 17Dec 30Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down key plays from week 17 including a Jay Cutler scramble and an Andrew Luck touchdown
Bears Miss Playoffs After Vikings WinDec 30ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson, and Michael Wright discuss what's next for the Bears after narrowly missing out on the playoffs due to the Vikings' win over the Packers.
Sunday Blitz: Bears-Lions RecapDec 30Cary Chow and Cris Carter break down the Bears' 26-24 win over the Lions.
Bears postgame press conferenceDec 30Bears react following game with Lions