• Bears’ early lead is bad news for Giants

    Summary of 23 articles · Updated Dec 31, 2012
    • Timeline: Lovie Smith’s tenure with the Bears

      Jan. 15, 2004 - Lovie Smith, defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, is hired as the Bears’ head coach. He replaced Dick Jauron, who was fired after a 7-9 season in 2003 - his fourth without a playoff berth in five seasons. Sept. 19, 2004 -
      Source: suntimes.com
    • Bears Can Lovie Smith a Day After Team Misses Postseason

      The Bears have fired Head Coach Lovie Smith this morning one day after missing the playoffs. The Bears started this season 7-1 and did not make the post season for the fifth time in six seasons. Smith, who led the Bears to the Super Bowl after the 2006 …
    • Bears fire Smith after missing playoffs

      The Bears fired coach Lovie Smith on Monday after the team missed the playoffs for the fifth time in the last six seasons, despite starting this season 7-1.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Jay Cutler makes Bears' job attractive

      Here is a list of teams that have fired their head coaches thus far on Black Monday: Chicago Bears Philadelphia Eagles Buffalo Bills Kansas City Chiefs Cleveland Browns Only one of those teams has a franchise quarterback in place. The San Diego Chargers…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Bears gave Lovie Smith a fair opportunity

      A second consecutive late-season collapse, along with the presence of a new boss who didn't hire him, was enough to end Lovie Smith's nine-year tenure with the Chicago Bears. The decision came quickly after the Bears missed the playoffs for the fifth ti…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

      After the Chicago Bears' 26-24 victory over the Detroit Lions, here are three issues that merit further examination: All eyes are on general manager Phil Emery, and by extension team president Ted Phillips and chairman George McCaskey. The Bears finishe…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Bears miss playoffs after Vikings’ win; Peterson just misses record

      The Bears barely did their part holding off the Detroit Lions 26-24 at Ford Field on Sunday. But the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers couldn’t do enough to hold off the surging Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson in a 37-34 loss at the Metrodo
      Source: suntimes.com
    • Bears hold on for 26-24 win over Lions, hoping for Packers win

      The Bears did their part, holding on for a 26-24 win against the host Lions. Now if the rival Green Bay Packers can earn a Week 17 win against the Vikings - the Bears are in the playoffs.
      Source: suntimes.com
    • Bears stay alive by beating Lions, Giants are eliminated

      Chicago remains in contention for an NFC wild card berth, and the defending Super Bowl champion Giants have been eliminated, after the Bears beat the Lions 26-24 on Sunday in Detroit. The Bears’ victory keeps them alive heading into this afternoon’s P
  • ‘Black Monday’ recap: Tracking all the head coach/GM firings

    "Black Monday" arrived with a vengeance, with the ax falling on some deserving head coaches and general managers, while also hitting at least one not-so-deserving head coach. The Chicago Bears fired one of the more well-respected head coaches …
    Source: yahoo.com
  • Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Snaps

    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
    Source: CNNSI.com
  • Bears ask for permission to interview Mike McCoy

    The Bears have already started their list, and they’re starting on offense. According to FOX’s Jay Glazer, the Bears have asked for permission to interview Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. The 40-year-old McCoy has experience in multiple syste
    • Report: Bears have asked permission to interview coaches

      At this point, the Bears have not fired head coach Lovie Smith. But they’re apparently working on replacing him already. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bears have already asked other teams permission to interview head coaching candidates. Ther
  • Calvin Johnson's record: 1,964 yards

    The Chicago Bears' 26-24 victory over the Detroit Lions means the Bears will clinch a playoff berth if the Green Bay Packers defeat the Minnesota Vikings this afternoon at the Metrodome. We've already posted a Bears-centric Rapid Reaction, so let's now …
    Source: ESPN.com

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‘Black Monday’ recap: Tracking all the head coach/GM firings
Bears’ early lead is bad news for Giants
Timeline: Lovie Smith’s tenure with the Bears
Bears Can Lovie Smith a Day After Team Misses Postseason
Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smi…
Bears fire Smith after missing playoffs
Sources: Bears fire Smith after missing playoffs
Bears ask for permission to interview Mike McCoy
Bears fire coach Lovie Smith
Bears fire Lovie Smith
Lovie Smith has been fired as Chicago Bears head coach
Report: Bears have asked permission to interview coaches
Time for Bears to move on - without Lovie Smith
Bears miss playoffs after Vikings’ win; Peterson just misses re…
Bears hold on for 26-24 win over Lions, hoping for Packers win
Bears stay alive by beating Lions, Giants are eliminated
Bears’ efforts to save Lovie Smith should’ve come sooner