The Bears' Lance Briggs looks for some running room after recovering a loose ball against the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 5. Briggs missed Sunday's game because of a rib injury and could be out this Sunday against Miami.
Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs was one of seven players out due to injury during Sunday's win against the Falcons. He might be out again Sunday against Miami, too.
LAKE FOREST | Excuses are like the obnoxious brother-in-law who stops by for a "short" visit and brings a U-Haul.
The Bears' Kyle Long, right, works with Jonathan Bostic (57) during an indoor practice at the Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall.
CHICAGO | Jared Allen was smiling.
LAKE FOREST | With all respect to the late Johnny Carson and his Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon, how desperate are the Bears?
Bears defensive end Julius Peppers had one tackle in Sunday's 42-21 loss at St. Louis.
CHICAGO | Got to hand it to these Bears. They are their own worst critics, which you need during their many Maalox moments this early season.
CHICAGO | Some people are never satisfied and always want more.
Lovie Smith mailed in another news conference Monday, spending a few minutes telling us what we already knew without giving any specifics.
CALUMET CITY | Dan Hampton is fortunate he didn't have to do Thursday's appearance at Torrence Liquors seated in a wheel chair. The former Bears' defensive tackle played 12 seasons and it's a miracle he wasn't crippled for life by 12 knee surgeries -- six on each -- while breaking most of hi…
CHICAGO | After mid-season home losses to Seattle and Washington by a combined six points, the Bears defense was ready to file for divorce against a lifeless offense, charging emotional duress.
LAKE FOREST | The athleticism and quickness are gone now, but you'd think Tommie Harris was kicking butt and taking names this NFL season.
CHICAGO | Do you get respect? Does it make you angry when you don't? Is it even that important, long as you have a paycheck?
LAKE FOREST | Whenever a receiver is being chased, gang-tackled and dragged to the ground, chances are Charles Tillman is right there, punching at the ball like a speed bag.
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