Bears’ Trubisky facing high expectations after playoff year

Football 05/29/19, 20:13

Dave Ragone recalled the look in Mitchell Trubisky's eyes during the final drive of the Chicago Bears' season.The then-defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles had just grabbed a 16-15 lead in the final minute of the wild-card game at Soldier Field. Chicago's season ended with Cody Parkey's field-goal attempt ricocheting ...

Bears trade up with Patriots, take RB Montgomery in 3rd

Football 04/26/19, 21:26

The Chicago Bears addressed one of their biggest needs with their first pick in the draft, taking Iowa State running back David Montgomery in the third round after trading up with the New England Patriots on Friday night.Chicago moved up 14 spots to grab Montgomery at No. 73 overall, making ...

Bears could look to fill hole at RB in third round

Football 04/25/19, 23:03

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace insisted this week he is no fan of smokescreens. Now, it's time to find out if he was putting one up.The Bears figure to have a chance to add a top running back and core player to a team that won the NFC North ...

Bears have a different view of the draft this year

Football 04/18/19, 16:37

The Chicago Bears have a different view of the draft this year.A worst-to-first jump last season left them staring down at the rest of the NFC North, and loaded with one of the league's best defenses and banking on a more creative offense led by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to improve ...

Pagano sees opportunity of lifetime leading Bears’ defense

Football 01/24/19, 15:37

Chuck Pagano is ready to embrace the "opportunity of a lifetime" as the Chicago Bears' defensive coordinator.He inherits a group that ranked among the best in the NFL and helped Chicago win the NFC North after four straight last-place finishes. The Bears made the playoffs for the first time in ...

Bears GM won’t say if Parkey will be back next season

Football 01/14/19, 16:00

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace wouldn't say if Cody Parkey will return for another season, and coach Matt Nagy called out the struggling kicker for appearing on the "Today" show last week.Pace was adamant Monday that the Bears need improvement in the kicking game. He also said "those are ...

After big jump, Bears look to KO defending champion Eagles

Football 01/05/19, 12:40

Not long after he was hired, Matt Nagy watched the Super Bowl with his wife at a bar near the Chicago Bears' practice facility. His good friend Doug Pederson was coaching the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship.The place was just about empty. He even had to ask ...

For Nagy, playoff run with Bears comes after long rise

Football 01/03/19, 18:37

One more victory to finish the regular season was in the books and that meant the party was on at "Club Dub."The Chicago Bears were swaying and jumping and pumping their fists as the strobe lights flashed and "Swag Surfing" by Fast Life Yungstaz blasted through the visitors' locker room ...

NFC North champion Bears look to keep rolling in playoffs

Football 12/31/18, 18:12

The Chicago Bears are rolling into their first playoff appearance in eight years, with nine wins in 10 games and their sights set on a bigger prize after capturing the NFC North."This is where it gets real," coach Matt Nagy said Monday.From four straight last-place finishes to hosting a wild-card ...

Bears still see room to grow with playoffs approaching

Football 12/26/18, 20:35

The NFC North champion Chicago Bears are rolling along with eight wins in nine games and their first playoff appearance in eight years approaching.Coach Matt Nagy hopes they haven't hit their peak."I want us to get to a point where we literally don't peak until wherever our final game is ...

49ers get to see what they missed when they face Mack, Bears

Football 12/20/18, 14:28

Back before the season started and Khalil Mack was on the trading block from Oakland, the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers were two of the teams in hottest pursuit of the star pass rusher.The Bears won that competition and are headed to the playoffs for the first time in ...

With division in hand, Bears going for first-round bye

Football 12/17/18, 18:24

Coach Matt Nagy is saving the big celebrations for later.He opted instead to spend "quality time" at home with his four sons, ate sushi, consumed "one beverage" and kept his eyes on the prizes still out there after the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North.One he would love, though it ...

Bears clinch 1st playoff berth since 2010, beat Packers

Football 12/16/18, 17:38

Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers' NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.The Bears (10-4) secured their first playoff appearance since the 2010 team won the division, and ...

Bears clinch NFC North with 24-17 victory over Packers

Sports 12/16/18, 16:50

Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers' NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.The Bears (10-4) secured their first playoff appearance since the 2010 team won the NFC North, ...

Chicago’s Matt Nagy picked by writers top coach in 2018

Football 12/14/18, 11:00

Matt Nagy is making an impressive first impression as an NFL head coach.Nagy has helped develop second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky into a solid NFL starter, convinced Vic Fangio to stay on as defensive coordinator, and has the Chicago Bears in position to earn their first playoff berth since 2010 in ...

After breakthrough from Howard, Bears seek more ground gains

Football 12/12/18, 20:25

Jordan Howard picked the perfect time to break through for the Chicago Bears.The running back was at his best on a night when quarterback Mitchell Trubisky struggled, running for a season-high 101 yards to help the NFC North leaders beat the NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams 15-6 last week.Yes, ...

Bears on verge of playoffs after ‘D’ dominates against Rams

Football 12/10/18, 18:44

The Chicago Bears were in trouble, leading by nine with the Rams in prime position following a big interception return by Joe Johnson III on an overthrown ball by Mitchell Trubisky.On the next play, with Los Angeles at the 27, Kyle Fuller picked off a wobbly pass by Jared Goff. ...

Trubisky expects to return when Bears host Rams

Football 12/05/18, 14:49

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky expects to return against the Los Angeles Rams after missing the past two games because of a right shoulder injury.Trubisky says he feels "really close to 100 percent" and he's "just gotta show" coach Matt Nagy he will be ready for the primetime matchup against ...

Dominant much of the year, the Bears’ defense displays flaws

Football 12/03/18, 16:29

There are signs the Chicago Bears' defense is leaking, and it couldn't come at a worse time.Whether it was stopping the run in the second half or giving up big plays in the passing game, the defense wasn't as dominant as in other games during Sunday's 30-27 loss in overtime ...

Bears coach Matt Nagy not overly concerned with run game

Football 11/23/18, 15:48

It's unusual to see Chicago unable to run the football. Then again, it's not exactly common to see the Bears with an 8-3 record, either.Without being overly consumed by the thought, coach Matt Nagy expressed a desire Friday to get the dormant running game moving better than in Thursday's 23-16 ...

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