In conjunction with NFL.com’s midseason awards and projections this week, the podcast looked heavily at what teams have a realistic shot at the playoffs — like Chicago — and what teams are on greased skids to start getting heavily into draft preparation.
Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Bears’
There has been much commotion this season about a “new” phenomenon, commonly referred to as “Wide-9” defensive ends. What hasn’t been mentioned much this year, but has been equally on the rise this year, is the ‘Double 3-technique’ alignment.
For the second straight year, we’ve got ourselves a midseason Bears-Eagles matchup with plenty on the line. And for the second straight year, we’ve got the same predominant storyline surrounding Monday night’s game at Lincoln Financial Field.
Chicago RB Matt Forte remains unsigned past this season. NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi explained Sunday on “NFL GameDay Morning” some of the potential hurdles the Bears brass might have to leap in order to look up their young star.
Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Arian Foster, Carson Palmer, Chicago Bears, Cliff Avril, Jeff Darlington, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh, New York Jets, NFL Network, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Stephen J. Dubner, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tim Tebow
The Tim Tebow era got off to a memorable start in Miami Sunday, where the former Florida Gator looked terrible for three and a half quarters before rallying the Broncos to turn a 15-0 deficit with 2:39 left into an 18-15 overtime win.
Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Albert Breer, Bradie James, Cam Newton, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett, Jeff Darlington, Michael Fabiano, NFL Network, Rich Eisen, Ryan Mathews, Tim Tebow, Tony Romo
Friday is the last chance to have your say in who wins top honors for last weekend’s games by voting for the NFL’s Hardest Working Man award, the Rookie of the Week, Air & Ground Player of the Week, and Never Say Never Moment of the Week.
Let’s examine the games since the NFL began playing regular-season contests across the pond four years ago and see what we can glean for Sunday and going forward for future contests in England.
In honor of the Bears traveling across the pond this week to play the Buccaneers in London, let’s call this a “shephard’s pie chart.”
Posted: Thursday, October 13th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Calvin Johnson, Carson Palmer, Chicago Bears, Gil Brandt, Jason LaCanfora, Michael Fabiano, Michael Lombardi, Mike McCarthy, Pat Kirwan, Pete Carroll, Tim Hightower, Tony Romo, Walter Payton, Washington Redskins
Few players in the history of football are as universally beloved as the late Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton. Enjoy the legendary skills and grace of the man called “Sweetness” in the premiere of “A Football Life: Walter Payton” Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on NFL Network.
It’s been more than a decade since the Lions have been on Monday night football. But when’s the last time the Lions were undefeated (4-0), tied atop their division and favorites over the Chicago Bears?
Posted: Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Hank Williams Jr., LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buffalo Bills’ upset at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals dropped them from the heady ranks of the top 5 in NFL.com’s latest Power Poll, but otherwise there wasn’t much change at the top, with Green Bay and New Orleans leading the way.
Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers
This week, the Playbook research staff started its day by putting aside watching every game from Minute 1 to Minute 60. But that doesn’t mean we took a real break.
When you join Hall of Famers Walter Payton and Gale Sayers as the only Bears running backs ever to rush for 200 yards in a game, you’re big-time in Chicago.
Posted: Friday, September 30th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Eye in the Sky, Calvin Johnson, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Darren McFadden, Denarius Moore, Detroit Lions, Greg Olsen, Jason Campbell, Jeremy Shockey, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Playbook, Rex Grossman, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Vernon Davis
Up to this point, we have avoided targeting the real stars of today’s NFL — the pass catchers. So, to all the gun-slinging divas and sticky-gloved jockeys out there, this is your week.
Poor Jay Cutler. The guy has been pummeled during his time with the Bears thanks to Mike Martz’s pass-happy offense and his reluctance to scale back.