| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The Bears will open their 2013 season Sunday by hosting Cincinnati at Soldier Field. With kickoff nearing, here’s this week’s “Hurry-Up,” a flurry of notable odds and ends on the Bengals.
The Bears’ offensive line...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 6:58 PM
One of my best days ever.
Last Tuesday wasn't that day, but it was the 42nd anniversary of the day the Magic Kingdom part of Walt Disney World opened — and I was there . . . at the Palm and Magnolia golf courses. Talk about bad aim.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Each week, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston will answer questions from readers about the Ravens. You can submit questions during every game to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are this week's questions:
In the Week 1 loss, Joe Flacco had 62 attempts....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:55 AM
OK, so Julius Peppers was sick. What’s the excuse for the rest of the Bears' defensive line?
Right now, that appears to be the worst unit on the Bears. I mean, it looks like the pass rush is being coordinated by Fox.
I’ve heard that the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:34 PM
Andy Dalton threw for 280 yards and a touchdown as Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh at home for only the second time in the last 12 meetings.
Rookie running back Giovani Bernard scored a pair of touchdowns and the Bengals (1-1) blanked the Steelers in the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Julius Peppers wasn’t on the Bears injury report, so we have to trust that nobody is lying and that Peppers is healthy.
If so, then that narrows the options to one: Peppers was just plain bad in the win over the Bengals.
It wasn’t as if he...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:39 PM
CINCINNATI — Defending Jay Cutler once seemed so easy to Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
Burfict was a teenager growing up in Corona, Calif., whose family loved the Broncos. When Burfict played for Arizona State, he wore No. 7 in honor...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Quarterback Andy Dalton and the Bengals talented tight ends will test the Bears' Cover-2 defense inside the red zone Sunday. With veteran Jermaine Gresham — and the addition of rookie Tyler Eifert — the Bengals have two options to expose the...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:55 AM
With a formidable pair of edge rushers in Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil, a dominant inside presence in Haloti Ngata and a handful of other defenders who might rush the passer depending on the situation, the Ravens appear to have what it takes to harass...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The following are previews on area athletes and coaches in the National Football League for the 2013 season.
REID DONS NEW CAP
Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery.
After spending all of last season on the hot seat with the Philadelphia...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:26 PM
In the last few years, a handful of rookie QBs have done extraordinary things, and the bar for comparative purposes has been raised. In 2011, Cam Newton took the league by storm, breaking records both for rookie passing yards (4,051)......