| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:51 PM
The Denver Broncos can actually make a defensive play every so often.
And Tony Romo is still Tony Romo.
Those two truths kept the Broncos undefeated Sunday, as Denver held on to win at Dallas, 51-48, thanks in large part to a crucial error down the...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
You might think the Bears don’t have much of a team after what you saw in Washington.
They lost to a bad team and lost their captains on both side of the ball. Dire, if not terminal.
Bears coach Marc Trestman thinks you’re wrong.
| Oct 19, 2013
| 4:01 PM
As an undrafted rookie, Joseph Fauria had to beat considerable odds to make the Detroit Lions roster. The former UCLA tight end had to take advantage of any opportunities, constantly be improving, and, of course, be ultra-prepared.
Surely, the Lions...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Matthew Millen could have followed his father's path to the broadcast booth.
That's the impression I got from watching "A Football Life: Matt Millen" on the NFL Network. The hour-long documentary debuted on Tuesday night and will be shown many times...
| Oct 4, 2013
In February 2007, Marc Trestman was an unemployed football coach teaching for an on-line sports training company when he arrived at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis for a corporate speaking engagement.
Trestman did more profound listening than...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Making a trade during the NFL season is relatively uncommon, and those moves are even more rare when they involve star players. So the Cleveland Browns raised a lot of eyebrows Wednesday in dealing running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis for a...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 2:21 PM
The Bears defense has produced in its blitz schemes throughout the first three weeks of the season. However, with a matchup versus Calvin Johnson and the Lions, the Bears may choose to play some Cover-2 to limit the deep ball in Detroit.
As shown here,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:24 PM
If you ask the old-timers, they will regale you with stories about numerous nasty confrontations between the Bears and Lions.
Legend has it that the Dick Butkus-era Bears regarded the Lions every bit as loathsome as the Packers and Vikings.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:35 PM
If the excitement of an early NFC North showdown in Detroit doesn't make Bears fans tremble, then certainly fear should do the trick.
The Lions long have been a punch line in the NFL, but these days there seems to be a grimly purposeful malice to the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Despite high praise for being one of the best drafting teams in the NFL, the Ravens still have one significant area to improve: developing wide receivers.
They solved the quarterback dilemma in 2008 when they selected Joe Flacco out of Delaware, but the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:51 PM
The national appeal of the Bears always ranks high with the networks. CBS is making the most of its two Bears games this season, and it will send its No. 1 crew of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms to Soldier Field for Sunday's season opener against the Bengals....