Franchise tag coming for Bears RB Matt Forte? Davis: With contract negotiations remaining deadlocked, the possibility that he plays under the franchise tag in 2012 grows more distinct. Thirteen players have deals expiring after 2012
Getting to know the real Jay Cutler McClure: Bears quarterback warming up to teammates off the field as well as on.
Tice has new issue to tackle for Bears Hayes: Should he insert rookie first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi back into the starting lineup at right tackle or leave things alone?
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Next up for Bears, Philadelphia Eagles Quick look: The Eagles have not lived up to the "dream team" hype, which was pretty predictable, considering the hype was so outrageous.
As a challenger, Smith is no champ Jensen: Lovie Smith, with the fifth-longest tenure among current NFL coaches, is 67-52 (56.3 percent) with the Bears. But Smith has flummoxed fans and reporters with his challenges.
Bears could control postseason destiny Moon: The Bears face a tough test with their next two games being against the Eagles and Lions. With two victories, Chicago will be able to control their road to the postseason. Latest Bears video: CTL
Playoff Picture 2011 If the season ended today...