Inside Bay Area
Kawakami: Kaepernick at his worst in game 49ers should have won
This was everything a 49ers QB isn't supposed to be, exactly when the 49ers wanted to brag about everything Kaepernick could be. Yes, it was a Kaepernick debacle: Sloppy, skittish, allegedly profane and wholly incapable of finishing off a game his teammates had under total control.
Sunday Sep 14
Three Keys to a Bears Victory Over San Francisco
Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs tackles New York Giants running back Da'Rel Scott in the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chicago. The Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49'ers are set to open up the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday night, and while a lot of the focus this week has been on players like Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, there are plenty of other factors that are going to go into the game if the Bears want to be successful.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
49ers-Bears preview: Focusing on read option, and NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith absences
The 49ers and Bears square off on Sunday, so it's time for a big, fat preview of the key storylines. We focus on the read option and dealing with the loss of NaVorro Bowman and Aldon Smith.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Trestman must regain control of Bears before it's too late
This Bears-49ers game is a sort-of must-win for the players who ran amok at Soldier Field against the Bills in the season opener. Obviously, even if they lose , the Bears still could go 14-2.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
49ers vs. Bears: Under-the-radar players on each side of the ball
The 49ers and Bears square off for the first time since 2012. We spoke with Windy City Gridiron and discussed under-the-radar players on both sides of the ball.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Will the real Jay Cutler please stand up?
All the chatter in the pre-season about the new, comfortable, improved, matured Bears quarterback, now 31, with every tool he needed to construct the ''House that Jay Built,'' Marc Trestman, architect - all collapsed in one heaping pile. Two sacks and two deadly interceptions pretty much told the story for the Bears and Cutler in this weirdly halfhearted, season-opening 23-20 overtime loss to the lowly Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo Bills vs Chicago Bears: Live Score and Analysis for Chicago
After several months of waiting, the 2014 regular season is set to kick off for the Chicago Bears at 1:00 p.m. ET when they take on the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field. The Bears are coming off an 8-8 season under first-year coach Marc Trestman and expectations are high for an offense that finished second in the league last season in points per game.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Marc Trestman Not Naming Season Long Captains is a Great Move
Throughout the course of an NFL game, it is easy to notice the captain's "C" patch on the chest of the top players in the league. Most teams will assign team captains on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, as well as on special teams.
Windy City Gridiron
The Weekend Bears Den: September 06, 2014 - Chicago Bears week 1 news and notes
Bears to unveil prized free agents - Larry Mayer: Months after revamping their DE position, the Bears will finally get a chance to unveil their prized free agent acquisitions in a game that counts Sunday at Soldier Field. Jared Allen not planning to reduce workload - Brad Biggs: Allen has a history of rarely coming off the field, and part of the appeal of the Bears was that they plan to use him a lot.
Breaking down Bears-Bills matchups
Bears RT Jordan Mills, the lowest-rated player on a good offensive line last year, didn't play in the preseason because of problems with the left foot he broke in Week 17. He'll probably need help against Bills Pro Bowl DE Mario Williams, who had 13 sacks last year. "I don't think we'll see any ill effects of [Mills] not playing in the preseason," coordinator Aaron Kromer said.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Time for Bears 'D' to deliver starts with Bills
It's time for the Chicago Bears to put words to action and show that their rebuilt defense is ready to deliver as advertised. They host the Buffalo Bills in the season opener this week hoping the big makeover starts to pay big dividends and set a course to the playoffs for just the second time in eight years.
Predicting All 16 Chicago Bears Games: BGO Staff Picks
The 2014 NFL season is upon us and expectations for the Chicago Bears are SKY HIGH! The Chicago Bears had the second ranked offense in 2013 and return all 11 starters. Jay Cutler has a full arsenal including Matt Forte , Martellus Bennett and of course the top wide receiver tandem in the league in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery .
NFL: NFC North season preview
Jay Cutler earned a massive new contract in the off-season and will need to prove he is worth that money. With Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey he has the best one-two punch at receiver in the NFL, as well as the excellent Matt FortA©, though his offensive line is a bit unbalanced.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Bears can't let Spiller, Jackson get loose
Job One for the Bears' defense Sunday will be containing the combination of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, which gives the Bills one of the NFL's most potent rushing attacks. Spiller rushed for 933 yards and averaged 4.6 yards per carry last season, while Jackson ran for 890 yards and averaged 4.3 yards.
The Wichita Eagle
Brad Biggs: Does Bears defense have any tricks in store?
That's how many plays Jared Allen had in preseason action. The number of looks there were with the 32-year-old defensive end that the highest hopes have been pinned on for improving the Bears defense.
Windy City Gridiron
The Chicago Bears' defense will be bad in 2014 and that's OK
General Manager Phil Emery managed to turn around the Chicago Bears' offense, seemingly in one off season. Can he do the same on the defensive side of the ball? What are you expecting from the D in 2014? One year ago, Chicago Bears fans were hoping that new head coach and offensive guru Marc Trestman would be able to work some magic with the Bears' 2013 offense.
Bills vs. Bears preview
The Chicago Bears destroyed the Buffalo Bills 40-7 the last time these teams faced off at Soldier Field, but this season features two vastly different clubs when they meet Sunday in the regular-season opener. Interestingly, the Bills struggled throughout the preseason due to shoddy play at quarterback.
Bears vs Bills: Top Five Matchups to Watch
Aug 3, 2014; Canton, OH, USA; Buffalo Bills player hoists a helmet during a pregame huddle before the 2014 Hall of Fame game against the New York Giants at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports It's Game Week at last! The Bears are preparing to host the Buffalo Bills and there are several interesting matchups to watch on Sunday.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
Briggs didn't tell Bears reason for day off
When Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs asked coach Marc Trestman for a personal day this week, he left out a detail - it was to attend the grand opening of his barbecue restaurant.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
5 Bold Predictions for Bills vs. Bears in Week 1
The Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills will kick off their seasons against one another at Soldier Field on Sunday.