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Bears turn attention to Packers after Week 1 win over 49ers

Sep. 12, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears pulled off a surprise in coach Matt Eberflus' head coaching debut when they beat San Francisco in a driving rainstorm at Soldier Field on Sunday. They'll try to do it again when they visit Green Bay this week. Just don't tell star...

Fields throws 2 TDs, Bears top 49ers 19-10 in Eberflus debut

Sep. 11, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Justin Fields rolled to his left with two defenders closing in on him. As his quarterback scrambled one way, Dante Pettis broke toward the opposite side. Fields saw his receiver wide open. He lofted a pass across the field, and Pettis took it the rest of the way for...

All eyes on Lance, Fields as 49ers visit Bears for opener

Sep. 08, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (12-8) at CHICAGO (6-11) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: 49ers by 6½, according to FanDuel SportsBook. SERIES RECORD: 49ers lead 35-32-1. LAST MEETING: 49ers beat Bears 33-22 on Oct. 31, 2021. 49ERS...

Fields hopes offseason work leads to jump for him, Bears

Sep. 07, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields spent the offseason tweaking his footwork and mechanics and trying to improve his presence in the pocket. He also embraced his leadership role as the Chicago Bears' unquestioned starting quarterback. Now, he's hoping the work he and his...

Bears' Eberflus appreciates moment with opener at hand

Sep. 05, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Matt Eberflus can appreciate the moment. He's a first-time head coach trying to turn around a founding NFL franchise, and the next big step comes this week when the Chicago Bears host the San Francisco 49ers in the season opener. “It's...

Bears President Ted Phillips to retire at end of season

Sep. 02, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

Ted Phillips helped the Chicago Bears thrive away from the field as President and CEO of the founding NFL franchise. They didn't have as much success between the lines, helping make him a sore spot for frustrated fans. Now, he's retiring at the end of the season after...

Bears GM Poles not ruling out long-term contract with Smith

Sep. 01, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles remains optimistic the team can agree to a long-term contract with Roquan Smith and repair their relationship after the star linebacker requested a trade. “First of all, he’s a good player,” Poles said Thursday. “That’s never...

Bears begin new phase with Poles as GM, Eberflus as coach

Aug. 24, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO BEARS (6-11) New faces: GM Ryan Poles, coach Matt Eberflus, LB Joe Thomas, CB Kyler Gordon, S Jaquan Brisker, WR Velus Jones Jr., DE Al-Quadin Muhammad, DL Justin Jones, KR/PR Byron Pringle, QB Trevor Siemian, TE Ryan Griffin, LB Matthew Adams, CB Tavon Young, FB Khari...

Bears enter new era, look to make jump under Poles, Eberflus

Aug. 24, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears had enough big questions hanging over them, with new general manager Ryan Poles and coach Matt Eberflus now in charge and quarterback Justin Fields trying to build on a shaky rookie season. A contract standoff with star linebacker Roquan...

Contract standoff between Bears, star LB Smith continues

Aug. 11, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The contract standoff between the Chicago Bears and Roquan Smith continued Thursday with the star linebacker watching practice from the sideline and new coach Matt Eberflus saying he expects healthy players to participate on the field. The Bears removed...