Week 1: Bears vs. Vikings

  • The End Zone

    Hero I: Jim Miller. Awful first half. Awfully gutty second half—12-of-17 for 188 yards and a TD. The TD. Unsung hero I: Bernard Robertson. All the worry about the untested left tackle, and Robertson's man still hasn't come within 5 yards of Miller on the game-winning play. On the Bears' first score,...

  • Hometown spirit, fans trail Bears Downstate

    Some things have changed about the Bears. Some haven't. With Soldier Field being rebuilt, they've moved their home schedule to the University of Illinois this season. But they showed Sunday they've taken their penchant for fourth-quarter comebacks and close victories Downstate with them. Their...

  • Fred Mitchell answers e-mail

    Q: What did Bears linebacker Warrick Holdman say to merit an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty after his hard tackle on Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser? A: Holdman admitted he became overexuberant after his crushing tackle. Following the incomplete pass, Holdman said, he stood over Kleinsasser...

  • '40 percent' plan tossed

    Game-breaker Moss is limited to 6 catches

  • 'Errant throw' leads to downfall

    QB takes blame for interception that cost game

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