Posts in category "Playoffs"

Analyzing the Chicago Bears' playoff chances

Analyzing the Chicago Bears' playoff chances
And now, for his next trick, Marc Trestman will punt on first down … Jim Mora once famously said, “Playoffs? Don’t talk about — playoffs?! You kidding me?! Playoffs?! I just hope we can win a game! Another game!” And while that might serve as an appropriate backdrop for a Chicago Bears team teetering on the brink of playoff elimination, you certainly won’t... Read more »

Time for fans to let Brian Urlacher go

Time for fans to let Brian Urlacher go
His number 54 jersey litters the Soldier Field stands at every home game and is donned by Bears fans all around the world. Much like Walter Payton’s 34 and Dick Butkus’ 51, Brian Urlacher’s 54 has become synonymous with the “Monsters of the Midway,” and he will most likely be standing next to his bust... Read more »

NFL Wild-Card weekend preview

NFL Wild-Card weekend preview
Unfortunately, this weekend Bears players will be watching the playoffs from their couches along with us, the fans. Chicago missed out on the postseason after finishing 10-6 based on their division record. The Bears did, however, play a large role in getting other teams to the playoffs, and they generated momentum for their opponents. For... Read more »
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Bears eliminated from playoff contention

Bears eliminated from playoff contention
In 2010, the Bears beat the Vikings on December 20, to get to ten wins and advance to the playoffs. Today, the Bears needed a win against Detroit to get to ten, including a loss from Minnesota. Chicago did their part, defeating the Lions 26-24 on the road, but the Vikings had other plans. Adrian... Read more »

Charles Tillman nominated for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award

Charles Tillman nominated for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award
Chicago Bears’ cornerback Charles Tillman is the Bears’ nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. The award, of course, is named after the legendary Bears’ running back, who tragically passed away from advanced bile duct cancer in 1999. The award strives to recognize an NFL player’s off-the-field community service, as well... Read more »

Double Feature: NFC North Sunday preview

Double Feature: NFC North Sunday preview
It’s all come down to this. Week-17s in the NFL really do not get much better. For the NFC North, three of the four teams can earn something with a victory on Sunday; the Bears being the only one of the three who does not control their own destiny in that regard. Because both NFC... Read more »
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Chicago Bears’ playoff scenarios

Chicago Bears’ playoff scenarios
UPDATE: With the Vikings pulling off an upset over the Texans on Sunday, and The Ravens beating the Giants, including a Bears’ victory over the Cardinals, Chicago now needs to win in Detroit in Week-17 and have the Packers defeat the Vikings in order to secure a spot in the playoffs. The Redskins and Cowboys... Read more »

Brandon Marshall could have taken the high(er) road addressing Warren Sapp

Brandon Marshall could have taken the high(er) road addressing Warren Sapp
Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Brandon Marshall fired back today at comments made by former NFL defensive tackle, and Super Bowl champion, Warren Sapp. Sapp made the comments while on “The Dan Patrick Show” last Friday, and had this to say about the former Broncos star: “These kids that play the game today have no relevance... Read more »

WR Devin Thomas retires from the NFL

WR Devin Thomas retires from the NFL
Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Thomas tweeted on Sunday that he has decided to retire from the NFL. The Bears confirmed the news via email but declined to comment any further. Devin Thomas was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played in Washington alongside current... Read more »
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NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2012 list is a joke

NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2012 list is a joke
Seriously . . . no Jay Cutler? No, oh I don’t know, Brandon Marshall? I think I’m gonna have to hit NFL Network with a Deion Sanders’ “hold on playa’ . . .” Jay Cutler, in my educated (never humble) opinion, is easily a top-ten quarterback, and Brandon Marshall is arguably a top-five wide receiver.... Read more »
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