<![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 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:26:51 -0600 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:26:51 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bears Beat Bucs 21-13]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:25:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459459704.jpg
The Chicago Bears' offense struggled out of the gate, but a 21-point third quarter explosion gave them a 21-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Buccaneers vs. Bears: Three Matchups to Watch ]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:47:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler+mccown+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be taking on former head coach Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, but there are three matchups that are more interesting than the one happening on the sidelines. ]]>
<![CDATA[Chris Williams Out Sunday for Bears]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:08:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/457897090.jpg
The Chicago Bears will have yet another new kick returner on Sunday, as Marc Mariani will replace the injured Chris Williams in the role.

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<![CDATA[Is Lovie Smith One of the Bears' Greatest Coaches? ]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:51:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/833099691.jpg
Lance Briggs thinks so, but do Chicago Bears fans agree: is Lovie Smith one of the greatest coaches in team history?

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Details: Special Teams' Struggles Continue in Bears' Win]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459079700.jpg
The Chicago Bears' special teams unit has seen better days, and even in a win over the Minnesota Vikings they still struggled to avoid costly penalties and poor execution.

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<![CDATA[Bears' Adjustment to Vikings Corners a Boost in Victory]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:10:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/459080564.jpg
The Chicago Bears have been a team slow to adjust to what they've been given all season long, but on Sunday their repeated exploitation of a favorable cornerback-receiver matchup paid huge dividends.

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<![CDATA[FanZone: What's Different About the Bears?]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:07:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009721089_1200x675_359763523837.jpg
Bears fans take to social media to answer the question: "After today's victory over the Vikings, what is different about this Bears team, if anything?"]]>
<![CDATA[Looking Ahead to Bears-Buccaneers]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:06:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009721103_1200x675_359764035509.jpg
Former Bears Coach Lovie Smith returns to Chicago next week.]]>
<![CDATA[Hampton: Confidence a Factor in Bears' Win]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:15:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009721097_1200x675_359764547525.jpg
While the Minnesota Vikings aren't the NFL's best team, their loss gave the Bears a much-needed boost of confidence.]]>
<![CDATA[Cutler's Three TDs Lead Bears Past Vikings ]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:32:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/vikings+bears+2.jpg
It wasn't the prettiest game, but Jay Cutler's three touchdown passes helped the Chicago Bears to a 21-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Report: Bears Could Trade Cutler and Save $12.5 Million]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:27:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/bears+dolphins+getty9.jpg
The Chicago Bears are stuck in a tailspin, and there will be some big decisions to make in the off-season, including one that could involve trading Jay Cutler.

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<![CDATA[Jared Allen Must Step Up Against Former Team Sunday]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:56:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/457134226.jpg
The Chicago Bears are facing a Minnesota Vikings team that struggles against opposing pass rushes, but they'll need Jared Allen to make those woes continue.

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<![CDATA[Bridgewater, Rudolph Could Pick Apart Bears' Secondary]]> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:55:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/457901324.jpg
Teddy Bridgewater may only be a rookie, but with Kyle Rudolph's return and going against a lackluster Chicago Bears secondary, he could look like a Pro Bowler on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Marquess Wilson Officially Activated from Injured Reserve ]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:01:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/185430050.jpg
The Chicago Bears' offense hasn't gotten much good news lately, but Friday did bring some good tidings as Marquess Wilson was activated from injured reserve and placed on the active roster.

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<![CDATA[Brandon Marshall Challenges Twitter User to a Fight ]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:09:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/0d7d41844dbe412a83e1a1217ad964dc.jpg
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has never been one to keep quiet, but he opened his mouth and his checkbook on Thursday as he accepted a challenge to a fight from a Twitter user.

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<![CDATA[Bears Fans Duped by "Cutler Blames Punter" Satire Article]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:48:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/458728862.jpg
With members of the Chicago Bears seemingly lax to assign blame for the team's recent blowout losses, one can understand why a satirical article featuring Jay Cutler blaming punter Pat O'Donnell went over...

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<![CDATA[Should Matt Forte Get More Rest for Bears? ]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:51:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+13.jpg
The Chicago Bears don't have much hope to make the playoffs this season, so should Marc Trestman take initiative and rest Matt Forte more as the year goes on?

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<![CDATA[Aaron Rodgers Suffered Back Injury vs. Bears ]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:52:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/458729942.jpg
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers torched the Bears for six touchdowns on Sunday, but it wasn't his on-field performance that led to a minor back strain: it was standing on the sidelines.

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<![CDATA[Trestman's Daughters Threatened via Twitter After Bears Loss]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:05:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bc901e77851e4d74b758d5a778eb4b88.jpg
The dark underbelly of football fandom is often on full display following a brutal loss, and some Chicago Bears fans were no exception on Sunday as they used Twitter to send hate-filled messages to Marc...

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<![CDATA[Bears Fans Burn Cutler Jerseys After Packers Loss ]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:00:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/243*120/Cutler+burning+p1.jpg
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is now 1-11 against the Green Bay Packers in his career, and some fans are apparently really upset at his play as they've taken to burning his jersey.]]>
<![CDATA[Game Photos: Bears vs Packers]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:39:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/458729942.jpg
The Packers beat the Bears 55-14 Sunday at Lambeau Field.

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<![CDATA[Should Bears Have Benched Starters Sooner in Huge Loss? ]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:17:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/458724636.jpg
When Brandon Marshall went down with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss, Chicago Bears fans were left with a simple question: why were the starters still on the field in the blowout defeat?

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<![CDATA[Flash Survey: Should Marc Trestman Be Fired?]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:28:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
Tell us: Should the Bears fire Coach Trestman?
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<![CDATA[Hampton: "This is a Bad Football Team"]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:10:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009619362_1200x675_356002883949.jpg
Dan Hampton analyzes the Bears' 55-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers, the second consecutive game Chicago has given up 50 or more points.]]>
<![CDATA[What Can Bears Do to Correct Season?]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:09:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009619422_1200x675_355998275734.jpg
Mike Adamle poses this question to Dan Hampton: What, short of ditching players, can the Bears do to fix the remainder of the season?]]>
<![CDATA[Hampton: I Feel Badly for Bears Fans]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:08:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009619389_1200x675_356001347821.jpg
Dan Hampton tears after the leadership of the Chicago Bears loss after the team's 55-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.]]>
<![CDATA[Fans Take to Social Media After Bears' Loss]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:59:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fanzone1.jpg
After two consecutive games where the Bears gave up 50 or more points, fans take to Facebook and Twitter to answer the question, "What now?"]]>
<![CDATA[Packers Beat Bears 55-14]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:28:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears+Packers+2.jpg
The Chicago Bears hoped to make a statement against the Green Bay Packers, but the microphone was stolen from their hands as they fell 55-14 at Lambeau Field Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Bennett Listed as Active By Bears Ahead of Packers Game ]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 18:27:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/chiwins.jpg
There was some worry he'd be out after missing Friday's practice, but Martellus Bennett will be in the lineup for the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Packers: Five Matchups to Watch Sunday]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 12:48:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/456691394.jpg
The Chicago Bears have revenge on their minds as they take on the Green Bay Packers Sunday, but they'll have to win the majority of these five key matchups to win the game.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Packers: 5 Most Important Bears Not Named Cutler]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:41:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/456273788.jpg
The Chicago Bears need Jay Cutler to step up against the Green Bay Packers, but there are five more players who are just as important as he is to a Bears victory.

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<![CDATA[Cutler Key as Bears Face Must-Win Game vs. Packers]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12:05:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/bears+dolphins+getty9.jpg
Jay Cutler's career numbers against the Green Bay Packers leave something to be desired, but he will have to buck that trend if the Chicago Bears have any chance of winning Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Martellus Bennett Limited in Practice with Rib Injury]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:35:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/455940006.jpg
Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has been one of the vital cogs in the team's offense, but he was limited in practice Thursday ahead of the team's game against the Green Bay Packers.

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<![CDATA[Briggs Says Sunday Could be Last Game vs. Packers]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:54:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/Briggs_9-3.PNG
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday at Halas Hall, linebacker Lance Briggs said that the 2014 season is "probably my last year as a Chicago Bear."]]>
<![CDATA[First Look: Bears Look to Reverse Losing Ways vs. Packers]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:56:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cutler_Rodgers.jpg
Coming off a bye week, the Chicago Bears are greeted with arguably the most important game of their season as they head to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers.

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<![CDATA[Bears Must Stop Finger-Pointing, Focus on Football ]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2014 15:45:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bc901e77851e4d74b758d5a778eb4b88.jpg
With rumors of locker room turmoil and players tuning out Marc Trestman, the Chicago Bears need to stop pointing fingers and start playing football.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Billboard Pokes Fun at Lamarr Houston]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:29:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lamarr+houston+billboard.jpg
Things aren’t looking up for the Chicago Bears right now and while it’s no laughing matter for the team, a Chicago billboard is making light of their recent woes.

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<![CDATA[Slauson Out for Season with Pectoral Tear]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:32:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/451168849.jpg
The Chicago Bears got some really bad news on Monday afternoon, as left guard Matt Slauson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

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<![CDATA[Is It Time for Bears Fans to Panic? ]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:36:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/457897090.jpg
After an embarrassing loss to the New England Patriots, is it time for Chicago Bears fans to panic?

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<![CDATA[Houston Tears ACL Celebrating Sack in Bears' Loss]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:52:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/453358864.jpg
Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston tore his ACL while celebrating a sack in Sunday's loss, and he will likely be out of action until training camp next summer.

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