Tag:

Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan tackles New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. after a short gain in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports Images)
Chicago Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan tackles New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. after a short gain in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports Images)

Though he was limited to five catches for 46 yards, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. insisted he was not frustrated after New York won its fifth straight game.

Tags: Chicago Bears, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Victor Cruz, Will Tye, Ralph Vacchiano
Read More

New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) celebrates with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) after running for a game-ending first down against the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) celebrates with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) after running for a game-ending first down against the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Giants (6-3) come into Week 11 of the NFL season next to last in the league in rushing, averaging just 74.2 yards per game and 3.4 yards per carry.

Tags: Chicago Bears
Read More

GEICO SportsNite: Giants 00:01:29
The Giants don't seem worried about the trash talk coming from Bears defensive end Pernell McPhee.

Though the Chicago Bears are 2-7, are decimated with injuries and just lost their star wide receiver to a four-game suspension, Ben McAdoo and the New York Giants are not overlooking them on a short week.

 

Tags: Chicago Bears, John Fennelly
Read More

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase looks on before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. (Jake Roth)
Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase looks on before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. (Jake Roth)

Updated: The Giants confirmed meeting with Adam Gase on Friday.

 


The Jets have hired Rex Hogan as their new senior director of college scouting, the team announced on Thursday.

New GM?Mike Maccagnan recently fired Terry Bradway (senior director of college scouting) and Jeff Bauer (director of college scouting).

Hogan had been a national scout for Chicago since 2012. Before that, he was a college scout for the Bears since 2003. He got his start as University of Utah's director of football operations, with a brief stint in 2003. From 2000-03, he worked in recruiting and operations for Notre Dame.

Tags: avsny, chicago bears, jets, mike Maccagnan, New York Jets, NYJets, Rex Hogan, treilly8, Tim Reilly
Read More

It looked like the tape was on repeat for the New York Giants defense last night against the Chicago Bears. Going into halftime, the team had allowed 24 points, two touchdowns to Bears' WR Brandon Marshall and a last second field goal that pushed Chicago's lead to 24-14.

But after it was all said and done,?Big Blue?only allowed another three points in the second half and kept QB Jay Cutler and the potent Bears offense, relatively in check. While the defense was able to stop the bleeding, it didn't transfer over to the offense and the Giants would ultimately lose their sixth straight game this season and remain winless, with the final score tallying 27-21.

Tags: Chicago Bears, Giants Defense, Jay Cutler, JPP, Justin Tuck, New York Giants, Perry Fewel
Read More

After one season with the Giants, TE Martellus Bennett signed a $20.4 million deal with the Bears.

The winless Giants (0-5) travel to Chicago's Soldier Field to play the 3-2 Bears in a nationally-televised contest.

Kickoff: 8:25pm Eastern

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Giants-Bears, New York Giants
Read More

It's a short week for the Giants as they hope to stop their season from freefalling completely out of control tomorrow night when they take on the Chicago Bears in hopes of finding their first win in what seems to be the longest NFL season of all time.

The Bears have lost two straight games after starting the season 3-0,?but have a formidable offense with QB Jay Cutler, who is having a steady year,?along with weapons such as RB Matt Fore, WR Brandon Marshall, and former Giants TE Martellus Bennett.

Tags: Chicago Bears, coordinator corner, Corey Webster, defensive coordinator, giants, Jon Beason, New York Giants, Perry Fewell
Read More

Giants? offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said he has not been disappointed with the effort his unit has shown through the five games.

The problem is that the Giants have lost all five of those games.

With the Giants taking on the Chicago Bears Thursday night, things do not get any easier, especially against a defensive unit known for getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks and creating turnovers.

Tags: any, bears, bears defense, Chicago Bears, coordinator corner, giants, Giants Offense, gilbride, ginats, Kevin Gilbride, kevin kill-drive, kill drive, New York Giants
Read More

The temptation of bringing Brian Urlacher to TPC has had to cross the Giants' minds. Even if just for a minute. it is an intriguing notion. But the bottom line is the Giants simply don't have the cap space. Especially for a soon-to-be 35 year-old LB who has had recent knee and hamstring issues.

From ESPN Chicago:

Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune that he originally sought a two-year deal worth $11.5 million with hopes that it would lead to negotiations.?But the Bears' only offer to the star linebacker was a one-year contract worth $2 million, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, NFL Free Agency, Editorial Aside
Read More

Here it is, the third preseason game. The Giants (1-1) play host to the retooled Chicago Bears (1-1) at MetLife Stadium tonight in what is being?called the last dress rehearsal before the season.

Kickoff: 8:00pm

Surface: FieldTurf

Tags: 2012 NFL Preseason, Chicago Bears, Giants-Bills, Giants Preseason, New York Giants News
Read More

Former Giants WR and special teams ace Devin Thomas, who signed with the Chicago Bears this past spring, has left the team according to sources.

Thomas, 25, made the announcement today himself on Twitter and it was initially thought to be a prank.....


In what was a thoroughly demonstrative performance by the Giants in a 41-13 win over the Chicago Bears, the improved play on the field was largely overshadowed by the news of cornerback Terrell Thomas being lost for the season with a torn ACL.

In what should be considered a great bounce back effort after last week?s lifeless performance in Carolina, the only thing people will talk about is the injury to Thomas.

Tags: Chicago Bears, New York Giants
Read More

Let me preface this by saying I do not have a valid injury report at press time. On account are the PUPPies (Ramses Barden, Adam Koets) Prince, Osi and Lawrence Tynes. everyone else of worth should be suited up.

Here are some things I will be focusing on in tonight's affair with the Bears:

Offense

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Giants-Bears, Giants Preseason, Giants Training Camp, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason
Read More

The Chicago Bears came here to the Meadowlands last fall and could not protect their quarterback. They surrendered ten sacks to the Giants and had their top two QBs sent to the sidelines in a daze.

Tonight, they will try again to stop the sea of Blue, but this time around their offensive line is more unseasoned. ?Plus they'll have to contend with Giants' X-Man, Jason Pierre-Paul.

Matt Bowen of the Chicago Tribune (and the National Football Post) ?wrote this about JPP:

Tags: Chicago Bears, Giants-Bears, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason, NFC, NFC Championship Game
Read More

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (knee)?will not play in tomorrow night's preseason game vs the Giants.

From Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com:

?We won?t play him in the game, but hopefully before long we?ll get him out there,? said coach Lovie Smith. ?We?ll just let him rest that knee a little bit.?

Tags: Chicago Bears, Giants-Bears, Giants Training Camp, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants Preseason
Read More

Former NFL great Mike Ditka speaks affirmatively and plainly. ?He usually makes a ton of sense. ?This week, in a interview with Dave Krieger of the Denver Post, Ditka did hold back in his criticism and analysis of the current state of our great game.

The Super Bowl-winning player and coach blames ego, not greed, as the root of the problem behind the league's current labor woes. He also served a hard dose of humility to some of the more outspoken players:

"Some of the younger players, the comments they make don't make any sense....somebody saying they make $12 million a year, and they're saying people call them a slave? I mean, I'm not sure I really understand any of this. There's nowhere in society where you can go out and make $12 million. Nowhere! If you're a rocket scientist, you can't do it. You just can't do it!"

Tags: Chicago Bears, Mike Ditka, New York Giants Blogs, NFL, NFL Labor News, NFLPA
Read More

from Jon Wagner.....

Twenty-five years after ?The Fridge? helped the Chicago Bears capture their last Super Bowl victory, it took ?The Freezer? to deny them another chance at reaching football?s biggest game, and ice the Green Bay Packers? first NFC championship in thirteen years.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers got the Packers off to a fast start by leading a pair of touchdown drives, but it was Rodgers? touchdown-saving tackle (after a mistake) and an interception return for a touchdown by nose tackle B.J. Raji, the self-proclaimed ?Freezer,? which propelled Green Bay to an historic 21-14 win at Solider Field in Chicago.

Tags: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants Blogs, NFC, NFC Championship Game, NFL
Read More

Here are some interesting sidebars and parallel stories regarding this Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears....

The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers have met 181 times, which includes only one meeting in the postseason (1941). When the two clubs play for the NFC Championship this weekend, it will mark the longest gap (based on days) between postseason meetings in NFL history.

For the sixth time since the merger, the NFC Championship Game will be contested between division rivals. Chicago and Green Bay split the regular-season series, with each team winning on its home field. The Bears defeated the Packers 20-17 in Week 3, while the Packers were victorious in Week 17, 10-3.

Tags: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants Blogs, NFC, NFC Championship Game, NFL
Read More

The NFC Championship Game will pit two teams who know each other well. The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will meet for the 182nd time, the most meetings between two clubs in NFL history. The teams split the season series 1-1.

Green Bay advanced by winning in Atlanta and eliminating the Falcons, the top seed in the NFC. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 31 of 36 passes (86.1 percent) for 366 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 136.8 passer rating in Green Bay?s 48-21 victory. Rodgers is the first player in NFL history to pass for at least three touchdowns in each of his first three postseason starts and his 129.4 career playoff passer rating is the best mark all-time (minimum 100 attempts).

Tags: Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, New York, NFC, NFC Championship Game, NFL, NFL Playoffs
Read More

The Bears have not faced the Packers in the playoffs since the week after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.....

On behalf of everyone who wanted logic and good sense to prevail?. thank you, Chicago Bears.

The Seattle Seahawks (8-10) never belonged in this year?s NFC playoffs (let alone as a four seed), and while the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints couldn?t prove that in Seattle last week, the Bears (12-5) did, with an easy 35-24 divisional playoff win over Seattle at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday afternoon.

Tags: Chicago, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, National Football Conference, New Orleans Saints, NFC, NFC Championship Game, NFC North, NFL, Seattle, Seattle Seahawks, Soldier Field
Read More

The second-seeded Chicago Bears (11-5) host the surprising 8-9 Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Divisional Playoff round on Sunday afternoon.

The Seahawks and Bears meet for 2nd time in postseason. Bears won 2006 NFC Divisional (27-24, OT). Clubs met in Week 6 (Sea. 23-20). Seahawks lead all-time series, incl. playoffs, 8-5.

Kickoff: 1:00pm ET Site: Soldier Field Surface: Grass

Tags: Chicago, Chicago Bears, National Football Conference, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants Blogs, NFC, NFC Divisional Playoffs, NFL, NFL Playoffs, Seattle Seahawks, Soldier Field, sport
Read More

The NFC Divisional Playoffs will take place this weekend with a combination of teams that no one - and I mean no one - could have predicted before the season.

Only one of the top four preseason NFC favorites to win Super Bowl XLV are still alive: the sixth-seeded Green Bay Packers.? They were listed as second favorites by Bodog at 12-1 along with the Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys.

Tags: aaron rodgers, ATLANTA FALCONS, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, matt hasselbeck, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, NFC, NFC Championship Game, NFC East, NFL, NFL Playoffs, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl
Read More

Hard to believe it's been 25 years since the Giants and Bears met on?a January afternoon at Soldier Field in a playoff game that was dominated by Chicago.?

ESPN Chicago?takes a look back:?

In the long and storied history that is New York Giants football, Jan. 5, 1986 is not a date anyone in the organization cares to remember.?

Tags: Bart Oates, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, New York Giants History
Read More

Perhaps it's too much to hope for. Why would Bears head coach Lovie Smith go all out this afternoon in Green Bay when Chicago will most likely be locked into the No. 2 seed by the time the game kicks off at 4:15?

In any event,?here's what Smith said to?Green Bay?writers earlier this week.

"For us, we're playing to win the football game," Smith said. "We want to continue to grow, continue to improve the way we've been doing here lately. Besides that, we have a chance to sweep the division. That's important for us. We want to go into the playoffs on a high."

Tags: Chicago Bears, New York Giants, NFL Week 17
Read More

With five weeks remaining in the regular season, eleven of the sixteen NFC teams are still mathematically in the playoff hunt.

That includes three sub-.500 NFC West teams (St.Louis, Seattle and San Francisco) and the 5-6 Washington Redskins. The Redskins' chances are slim since they would have to win every game the rest of the season and hope for some divine intervention along the way to qualify for the post season.

The West winner will most likely be the only entrant into the NFC Playoffs from that bracket, so we will not include them in any of our league-wide scenarios going forward unless something dramatic occurs.

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, New York Jets, NFC, NFC Championship Game, NFC East, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
Read More

Redskins' CB Ties NFL Record With 4 INTs

DeAngelo Hall has widely been considered a tad bit overpaid. He was one of those Daniel Snyder reaches that never really was worth the time and money.

Until today.

Tags: Chicago Bears, DeAngelo Hall, Jay Cutler, NFC East, NFL, NFL News, Washington Redskins
Read More

Kevin Gilbride holds back this offense.?? This offense needs a young innovative mind that can use all the pieces effectively.? Watching the Giants take on the Bears sitting in Section 143 on Sunday night was frustrating.?? On numerous drives the offense sputtered and came up lame, which has me asking...Why?

Why do so many teams with the lesser talent score a ton of points and close out teams when the opportunity presents itself.

The answer:? Kevin "KILL-DRIVE" Gilbride.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Bear Pascoe, Brandon Jacobs, Brian Westbrook, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, David Diehl, dwight freeney, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis Colts, Kevin Boss, Kevin Gilbride, Mario Manningham, Philadelphia Eagles, Ramses Barden, Steve Smith, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
Read More

The Giants will host the undefeated Bears tonight at the New Meadowlands Stadium in a nationally-televised event.

Although the Giants are team that appears to screeching off the rails and the Bears are finding ways to win each week, oddsmakers have made the Giants a three-point favorite.

That may seem ridiculous to some, but if you believe in the law of averages, it makes perfect sense.

Tags: Chicago Bears, Giants-Bears, New Meadowlands Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL Week 4
Read More

Chicago Bears blogger Jeff Hughes (Da Bears Blog) previews the upcoming game against the Giants. Bears fans win a few games and they think they are the Monsters of the Midway again. As you would expect, he is predicting a huge Chicago win....

I would love to slam this guy, but the Giants have given me little ammunition to fight back with.

I want to read his column on Monday after the Giants beat these Bears, who may be 3-0 right now, but they are not as good as Mr. Hughes believes they are. Keep in mind, they still have Jay Cutler under center. He can be rattled into turnovers.

Tags: Chicago Bears, Giants-Bears, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News
Read More