<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Grizzly Detail | The Chicago Bears NFL Football Blog]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/grizzly-detail http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:38:08 -0500 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:38:08 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Game Photos: Bears vs. Dolphins]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:24:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/bears+dolphins+getty2.jpg
The Chicago Bears came into Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins looking to win for the first time at home this season, but those plans went up in smoke as they dropped a lackluster 27-14 decision on...

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<![CDATA[Bears Look Listless in 27-14 Loss to Dolphins]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:57:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/bears+dolphins+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears had a huge win last week, but the momentum completely evaporated early as the Miami Dolphins seized a 27-14 win on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Is Matt Forte a Hall of Famer? ]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:24:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/455515072.jpg
The Chicago Bears have had some great running backs, but will Matt Forte be among the few that will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

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<![CDATA[McNabb Calls Cutler "Tony Romo of the Midwest" ]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:57:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Donovan+MCNabb+Waves+to+Fans.jpg
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb had some strong words for Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, calling him the "Tony Romo of the Midwest" in an interview Thursday.

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<![CDATA[First Look: Dolphins vs. Bears ]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:02:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4540276842.jpg
The Chicago Bears will look for their first home win of the season when they take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, and we have a first look at what the Bears will have to focus on as they prepare for the game.

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<![CDATA[Bears-Falcons Report Card: Offense Makes Strides in Win]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:19:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/457128084.jpg
The Chicago Bears' offense and defense continued to shine, but the special teams unit is docked points once again in this week's Three Phase Report Card.

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<![CDATA[Allen, Young Stand Tall in Bears Win]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:41:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/457134226.jpg
The Chicago Bears haven't been able to get their pass rush going so far this season, but with four sacks Sunday, Jared Allen and company could finally be on the right track.

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<![CDATA[Third Down Prowess Seals Win for Bears ]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:21:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/457133936.jpg
The Chicago Bears showed some serious skill on third down Sunday in Atlanta, and thanks to four conversions in those situations, they were able to come out of the game with a big win.

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<![CDATA[Game Photos: Bears vs. Falcons]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:25:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/457128072.jpg
Bears take on the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome.

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<![CDATA[Strong Defense Earns Bears 27-13 Win Over Falcons]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:32:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/457127964.jpg
Behind a stellar effort from their defense, the Chicago Bears held Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons in check in a 27-13 victory on Sunday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Lead NFL in Roster Transactions]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:25:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1596907041.jpg
Since bidding farewell to return specialist Devin Hester in March, the Bears have been turning their roster over and over and over in search of special teams help.

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<![CDATA[Bears-Falcons: Three Keys to a Chicago Victory ]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:33:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/455677434.jpg
The Chicago Bears are in for a tall task against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, but if they hope to win, it all starts with trying to contain Matt Ryan and the team's offense.

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<![CDATA[Bears' Top Four Linebackers All Out vs. Falcons Sunday ]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:16:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/176705447.jpg
Lance Briggs and Shea McClellin had already been ruled out, but game-time decisions will also sideline DJ Williams and Jon Bostic when the Chicago Bears take on the Atlanta Falcons.

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<![CDATA[Bears-Falcons: Five Matchups to Watch ]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:52:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/456691394.jpg
The Chicago Bears will look to end a brief two-game losing streak Sunday as they take on the Atlanta Falcons, and we have five matchups that will help determine the outcome of the game.

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<![CDATA[Lance Briggs Ruled Out for Bears Sunday vs. Falcons]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:05:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Briggs_9-3.PNG
The Chicago Bears' injury report held some good news regarding Roberto Garza, but it also revealed that Lance Briggs will miss Sunday's game with a rib injury.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears' D-Line Must Contain Ryan Sunday]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:44:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/492704189.jpg
Ego Ferguson and the rest of the Chicago Bears' defensive line have been effective against the run this season, but can pressure up the middle take some pressure off Jared Allen and the team's pass rushers?

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<![CDATA[Young Would be Willing to Make Recruiting Pitch to Suh ]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:41:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/186038793.jpg
The Chicago Bears spent two draft picks and brought in three free agents to bolster their defensive line over the offseason, but in Willie Young's eyes, he's still looking to build it up even more.

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<![CDATA[Former Bear Jerry Azumah Tackles Chicago Marathon]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:10:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/205*120/Jerry_Azumah_marathon.jpg
Former All-Pro player will add athletic accomplishment to his resume this weekend at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Panic Meter: How Worried Should You Be? ]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:43:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/456698536.jpg
The mood around the Chicago Bears is sour at the moment, but how worried should fans be after another tough loss on Sunday?

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<![CDATA[Bears Vs. Panthers: Mistakes at the Worst Times]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:12:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009127915_1200x675_338297412002.jpg
10/05/14: The Chicago Bears held a 21-7 lead against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, but for the second consecutive week offensive turnovers cost them dearly as they dropped a 31-24 decision in Charlotte.]]>
<![CDATA[Social Media Reacts to the Bears' Loss to Panthers]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:11:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009128049_1200x675_338302531708.jpg
10/05/14: Facebook and Twitter users answer the question, "Are the Bears who we think they are?"]]>
<![CDATA[Bears' Problems Include Special Teams]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:08:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009128002_1200x675_338303043565.jpg
10/05/14: Dan Hampton breaks down what he says are a litany of issues the Bears face.]]>
<![CDATA[Looking Ahead: Bears vs. Falcons]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:07:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009128076_1200x675_338302019702.jpg
10/05/14: Following two straight weeks of losses, Dan Hampton looks forward to the Bears putting some points on the board when they take on Atlanta.]]>
<![CDATA[Lamarr Houston Tells Critics to "Eat Dirt" After Loss ]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:03:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/4533588641.jpg
Tired of fans criticizing the team after Sunday's loss, Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston took to Twitter to tell critics to "eat dirt."

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<![CDATA[Game Photos: Bears vs. Panthers]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 13:48:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/163*120/456690226.jpg
The Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers battled in Charlotte Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Bears' Offense Goes Silent in 31-24 Loss ]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:17:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456690394.jpg
The Chicago Bears got off to a good start once again Sunday, but it all fell apart in the second half as they dropped a 31-24 decision to the Carolina Panthers.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Panthers: Five Players to Watch ]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:59:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/176705447.jpg
Michael Ola will be protecting Jay Cutler's blind side, but he isn't the only important member of the Chicago Bears as they try to take down the Carolina Panthers Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Panthers: Five Matchups to Watch ]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:55:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/456271814.jpg
The Chicago Bears will look for their third road win of the season on Sunday as they take on the Carolina Panthers, and Grizzly Detail has five matchups that fans should keep an eye on.

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<![CDATA[Bears-Panthers: Three Keys to a Chicago Victory ]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:18:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/455515072.jpg
Coming off a tough loss last week, the Chicago Bears will be looking for another road victory this week against the Carolina Panthers, and we have their keys to success as they try to run their record to 3-2.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Looks Ahead to 2015 NFL Draft]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 23:37:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4888459211.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel touts economic benefits as city hosts event for first time since 1964.

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<![CDATA[Bushrod Out for Bears Sunday vs. Panthers]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:46:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/178405703.jpg
The Chicago Bears might get Matt Slauson back on their offensive line this week, but they'll also be short-handed again as Jermon Bushrod will miss the game with a knee injury.

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<![CDATA[Chicago to Host 2015 NFL Draft]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 02:14:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/488840813.jpg
It's not a Super Bowl, but Chicago got a great consolation prize on Thursday as reports surfaced that the city has been chosen to host the 2015 NFL Draft.

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<![CDATA[Bushrod Injured in Practice, Status Unclear for Sunday]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:04:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/178405703.jpg
The Chicago Bears are already without two offensive linemen, and they could be missing a third on Sunday as Jermon Bushrod deals with a knee injury he suffered in practice this week.

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<![CDATA[Bears Jerseys Top Sellers in NFL Last Week]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:50:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456265992.jpg
The Chicago Bears were losers on the field in Week 4 of the NFL season, but off the field they were winners as more Bears jerseys were sold than any other team in the NFL.

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<![CDATA[Kyle Fuller Named NFL Defensive Player of the Month]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:47:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/455467708.jpg
The Chicago Bears' cornerback depth took a big hit when they lost Charles Tillman, but Kyle Fuller's performance in his stead has earned him NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month honors for September.

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<![CDATA[Rodgers Admits to "Smoking Jay Cutler" Parody]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:13:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cutler_Rodgers.jpg
Green Bay quarterback used hand signals referencing Cutler blog.

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<![CDATA[Bears Cut Manning, Sign Teddy Williams]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:06:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/151112990.jpg
The Chicago Bears are still making moves to shore up their special teams unit, signing Teddy Williams and waiving linebacker Terrell Manning.

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<![CDATA[Bennett Played Most of 2013 Season with Torn MCL]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:31:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/455466848.jpg
The Chicago Bears are getting some great production out of Martellus Bennett so far this season, and apparently part of his success has been healing from a torn MCL that he played with last season.

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<![CDATA[Gould Compares Cutler, Rodgers]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:32:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009020233_1200x675_334926403952.jpg
09/28/14: Both Bears QB Jay Cutler and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers were throwing well during Sunday's game, so what happened?]]>
<![CDATA[Hampton Confused by 2014 Bears So Far]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:31:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009020213_1200x675_334929475611.jpg
09/28/14: After Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers, and a quarter of the way through the season, Dan Hampton says he has no idea who the 2014 Chicago Bears are trying to be.]]>
<![CDATA[Why Do Bears Struggle Against Packers?]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:18:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009020354_1200x675_334921283823.jpg
09/28/14: Sports Sunday viewers sound off on social media after the Bears lose to the Packers at Soldier Field.]]>
<![CDATA[Gould Analyzes Sunday's Running Game]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:17:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009020318_1200x675_334922307570.jpg
09/28/14: Chicago Bears placekicker Robbie Gould talks about the team's offense on Sports Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[Three Positives for Bears Fans Despite Loss]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:36:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456273308.jpg
The Chicago Bears blew a golden chance to make a statement in the NFC North Sunday, but there were some positives to be gleaned from their loss to the Green Bay Packers.

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<![CDATA[Poor Officiating, Pass Coverage Kill Bears vs. Packers]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:40:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/456272014.jpg
The officials in Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears didn't cost the home side the game, but they certainly didn't help as flags wiped out several good plays by the Bears.

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