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Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice’s mild play-calling pans …

Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice’s mild play-calling pans out

suntimes.com Updated Nov 26, 2012
The questions had to be asked because things just looked different as the Bears’ offense went to work against the Minnesota Vikings. Whether it was all the short passes, all the runs or the play-action bootlegs, the offense kept the opposition off-balan
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  • Bears offensive lineman Lance Louis out for rest of year with t…

    Bears offensive lineman Lance Louis out for rest of year with torn ACL

    suntimes.com Nov 26, 2012
    An MRI exam on the left knee of Bears starting right guard Lance Louis revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to a league source. The Bears announced Monday that Louis was put on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season. On th…
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  • Bears notebook: With Devin Hester hurt, Eric Weems gets opportu…

    Bears notebook: With Devin Hester hurt, Eric Weems gets opportunity as a receiver

    suntimes.com Nov 26, 2012
    It’s a good thing the Bears have Eric Weems. With kick returner/wide receiver Devin Hester’s status unknown because of a concussion, Weems’ roles expanded Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. That should continue for as long as Hester is out. Weems
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  • Shot of Bulls jersey in toilet wins Gooden's tix

    Shot of Bulls jersey in toilet wins Gooden's tix

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2012
    Drew Gooden offered tickets via Twitter to Monday's game against the Bulls at the United Center to any of his followers who sent him him a twit pic of a Bulls jersey in a toilet, and the winner sent in a shot of a submerged Kirk Hinrich jersey.
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  • Jay Cutler: The Antihero Who Looks A Lot Like A Hero

    Jay Cutler: The Antihero Who Looks A Lot Like A Hero

    deadspin.com Nov 26, 2012
    On Sunday, during ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown, Tom Jackson went on a mini tirade about Bears quarterback Jay Cutler that was as needless as it was brainless. Here was a grown man dispatched into sputtering agitation by a 10-second clip of another guy wa…
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  • Young Sox hitters have Manto excited for 2013

    Young Sox hitters have Manto excited for 2013

    MLB.com Nov 26, 2012
    Almost two months after the forgettable finish, the White Sox hitting coach Jeff Manto considers his first year on this job a success thanks to the talented group he oversaw. He also believes the club's late September fade was as much mental as it was p…
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  • Coyotes spotted near Wrigley Field gates

    Coyotes spotted near Wrigley Field gates

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Nov 26, 2012
    The Chicago Cubs announced the hiring of Rob Deer as the team's new assistant hitting coach on Monda,  but the old slugger was not the only sign of wildlife spotted around Wrigley Field in recent days. As you can see in the photo above, a pair coyotes w
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  • Adrian Peterson strained shoulder, lacked punctuality on Sunday

    Adrian Peterson strained shoulder, lacked punctuality on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2012
    The man they call All Day got a late start on Sunday. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took a cab to Soldier Field for the game against the Bears because the team’s bus left the hotel without him onboard. Peterson arrived at about 10:30 a.m. CT for
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  • Jared Allen's hit ends Lance Louis' season

    Jared Allen's hit ends Lance Louis' season

    It looks like we're in for an intense week of discussion about illegal and/or dirty hits here in the NFC North. As we await news from the NFL about a possible discipline for Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, we learned Monday afternoon that …
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  • Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    ESPN.com bearsgab.com Nov 26, 2012
    After the Chicago Bears' 28-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, here are three issues that merit further examination: Sunday represented quarterback Jay Cutler in all his glory. We saw him express anger at the offensive line for an early breakdown an…
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  • Charles Tillman’s ankle is expected to be fine

    Charles Tillman’s ankle is expected to be fine

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2012
    Six Bears starters suffered injuries on Sunday.  Though details aren’t yet available on all of them, there’s good news as to one of the most important. Cornerback Charles Tillman, one of the candidates for NFL defensive player of the year, suffered a
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  • Leading Off: New York's Goofus and Gallant

    Leading Off: New York's Goofus and Gallant

    nytimes.com Nov 26, 2012
    The Giants are inspiring. The Jets are so tiring even a longtime fan is hanging up his hat.
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  • In home stretch, suspense reigns in NFC chase

    In home stretch, suspense reigns in NFC chase

    CNNSI.com Nov 26, 2012
    Looking for a crazy playoff race? Try the bizarro NFC, which has six teams fighting for the last spot. But huge news from Week 12 could shake everything up, Peter King writes.
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  • Chicago Bears Sports Betting — Form and Odds

    Chicago Bears Sports Betting — Form and Odds

    bearsgab.com Nov 26, 2012
    In America, there’s no doubt that football is king. Every weekend, people around the country sit down and spend the afternoon watching the games. It’s a high-impact explosive sport where at any moment one good pass or run can change the entire game. T
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  • Week 12 Splash Plays: Reggie Bush and Michael Bush score at the…

    Week 12 Splash Plays: Reggie Bush and Michael Bush score at the same time

    yahoo.com Nov 26, 2012
    Bush and Bush score simultaneous touchdowns At exactly 54 seconds past 2:03 Eastern Time on Sunday, both Reggie Bush of the Miami Dolphins and Michael Bush of the Chicago Bears hit the end zone. Ray Rice's amazing fourth-and-29 conversion This might be
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  • BBAO: Greg Jennings will return this week

    BBAO: Greg Jennings will return this week

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2012
    We're Black and Blue All Over: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Good morning folks. The sun comes especially early when you post your final item from the "day before" at 2 a.m., but so it goes. Week 12, as you know by now, concluded with the Chicago B…
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  • Don Banks: Giants serve notice to league with pressure-packed w…

    Don Banks: Giants serve notice to league with pressure-packed win over Packers

    CNNSI.com Nov 26, 2012
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Sometimes I think Tom Coughlin's Giants team should come with a disclaimer label attached: "For best results, apply pressure.''
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  • Photo Gallery of the Bears Big Win Over Minnesota in Chicago Su…

    Photo Gallery of the Bears Big Win Over Minnesota in Chicago Sunday

    bearsgab.com Nov 26, 2012
    Photo Gallery of the Bears Big Win Over Minnesota in Chicago Sunday
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  • Brandon Weeden, several Bears headline Week 12”²s injury roundu…

    Brandon Weeden, several Bears headline Week 12”²s injury roundup

    yahoo.com Nov 26, 2012
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning leads our Sunday night Rx report after undergoing a concussion test and x-rays after taking a shot to the head in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Manning passed the test and the 11-time Pro Bowler…
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  • Video - Jay Cutler Mailbag: Part 2 03:13

    Jay Cutler Mailbag: Part 2

    Nov 26
    Jay Cutler talks about his return to the field, avoiding hits, his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and tying J'Marcus Webb's shoe.
  • Video - Jay Cutler Mailbag: Part 1 02:13

    Jay Cutler Mailbag: Part 1

    Nov 26
    Jay Cutler talks about losing Lance Louis to injury and whether he thinks Jared Allen is a dirty player.
  • Video - Who Wins NFC North? 02:04

    Who Wins NFC North?

    Nov 26
    Merril Hoge and Ron Jaworski discuss whether the Packers or Bears will win the NFC North.
  • Video - Bears Lose In Win 01:51

    Bears Lose In Win

    Nov 26
    Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright discuss the Bears who were injured in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

Sports Columnists

  • East Side -- Rivalries are blooming all around

    Nov 26
    Rivalries haven't disappeared, they have just evolved from the 1980s Celtics-Lakers template.
  • Adande: Rivalries dim but game shines brighter

    Nov 26
    While the great rivalries of yore are kaput, the game itself soars to new levels
  • Heat forward LeBron James has plans to transform his game - ESPN The Magaz…

    Nov 26
    MVP, NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist -- what is next for LeBron James? In ESPN The Magazine, Michael Wilbon talks with the Heat forward about how he will transform his game.
  • Peter King: As we hit home stretch, suspense reigns in NFC playoff chase

    Nov 26
    Prelude to a diss: In the last 52 weeks, the Packers have met the Giants three times. Green Bay has allowed 35, 37 and 38 points, and an average of 419 yards a game, and nine Eli Manning touchdown passes. Time for defensive coordinator Dom Capers to fig…