LAKE FOREST | If the Bears are going to make a playoff run, it will be without cornerback Charles Tillman and possibly quarterback Jay Cutler.
LAKE FOREST | A weekend away for their bye left the Chicago Bears further behind in the NFC North, with a daunting task directly ahead for their struggling defense only adding to the problem they have at quarterback.
Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed pulls away from Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs (55) and inside linebacker Jon Bostic (57) during their Oct. 20 game.
CHICAGO | When the Saints come marching into Soldier Field today, they plan to use the Bears for a welcome mat.
LAKE FOREST | Mel Tucker admits the Bears are stingy.
CHICAGO | Some people are never satisfied and always want more.
CHICAGO | What weapons? What wide-open offense? Off-road vehicles run smoother than the Bears' offense did in the first half Sunday.
BOURBONNAIS | Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman admit change can be difficult, even when it's necessary.
LAKE FOREST | The Bears' draft picks have plenty of obstacles to overcome in the next few months while trying to fit onto the roster.
LAKE FOREST | Bears linebacker Lance Briggs insisted all he's thinking about is Chicago beating the Detroit Lions and reaching the playoffs.
CHICAGO | Talking trash is OK if you work for the park district or streets and sanitation.
LAKE FOREST | The NFL's oldest rivals are spicing up their Sunday showdown with some serious trash talk.
CHICAGO | Marshawn Lynch isn't the most talkative guy in the NFL, for whatever reason.
CHICAGO | Locker rooms hate losing.
CHICAGO | It's one thing to be soundly outplayed by a superior team.
IRVING, Texas | The Dallas Cowboys certainly picked a bad time for an awful game, one that will stick with them for an extended period.
BOURBONNAIS | Brian Urlacher's outlook is as healthy as his left knee.
Tim Tebow is strange and new as an NFL quarterback/fullback and you can't prevent change.
CHICAGO | Brian Urlacher is the face of the Bears and that face has worn a puzzled look seldom seen from its franchise stars.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | Lance Briggs made it clear again he wants to be traded if the Bears won't restructure his contract at some point.
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