SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It's Ditka Day in Illinois.
The Vikings defeated the Bears 23-20 in overtime, despite a record-setting 249 yards receiving from Alshon Jeffery.
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ST. LOUIS | Everyone's still chasing Tavon Austin.
It's so easy to kick professional sports teams when they're down, and their athletes, too.
From Friday night in suburban Indianapolis to Sunday afternoon in Chicago, sports medics had their hands full last weekend — with the athletes being the least of their worries.
Rain pounds Soldier Field as storm rolls through Chicago. Video by The Times' Al Hamnik.
Fans evacuate Soldier Field as storm roars through Chicago and delays Bears-Ravens game. Video by The Times' Al Hamnik.
GRIFFITH | Long before Michael Vick, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III trespassed into secondaries with impunity, the Bears employed a quarterback with a howitzer left arm and the propensity to leave the pocket well behind him.
LAKE FOREST | If the Bears are going to make a playoff run, it will be without cornerback Charles Tillman and possibly quarterback Jay Cutler.
CHICAGO | Marc Trestman has been labeled a savior of sorts in hopefully bringing the Bears, particularly Jay Cutler, back to the NFL forefront.
After performing just well enough to win against the Packers on Monday, the Bears' secondary tipped it the other way Sunday and underperformed just enough in the loss to the Lions.
Someone smart a long time ago once said, "Rest and be thankful."
GRIFFITH | The title shouts with the type of bravado that accompanies other sports-personality autobiographies such as "Bad As I Wanna Be", "They Call Me Assassin" and "Just Give Me the Damn Ball".
Advocate Children's Hospital arranged for 9-year-old heart patient Allie LaValle to join in some of the pre-game festivities at the Chicago Bears game. Video by Al Hamnik.
There are a few great games this week, but everyone's talking about the one that is supposed to be an epic blowout.
N.Y. Giants (0-5) at Bears (3-2)
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | On the surface, this would seem like an easy one for the Bears. They're trying to get back to winning against a team that hasn't won a game all season.
CHICAGO | At 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, Pierre Thomas looks like a high school running back.
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