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Does defense win championships? A statistical analysis.

Does defense win championships? A statistical analysis.

March 20, 2020

We’ve all heard the old adage “defense wins championships.” Usually, the phrase comes from a traditi...

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Bears reportedly interested in Carr

February 25, 2020

A Thursday morning tweet by Las Vegas Raiders Derek Carr set off a social media firestorm. The photo,...

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NFL to revamp playoff format

February 25, 2020

According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the NFL is progressing toward finalizing a new collective bar...

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Katie Sowers inspires on the field, makes Super Bowl history

January 28, 2020

San Francisco 49er assistant coach Katie Sowers, the second woman and the first openly gay individual...

BREAKING: Bears extend Eddie Jackson

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2020

The  Chicago Bears signed Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson to a four-year, $58.4 million extension with $22 million guaranteed, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.  The extension makes Jackson the highest paid safety in the NFL with an annual salary pf $14.6 million per season. A former fourth-round pick in 2017...

BREAKING: Chicago Bears fire Mark Helfrich, three others

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

December 31, 2019

The Chicago Bears fired offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich and three others Tuesday, according to Adam Jahns of The Athletic. The Bears organization later confirmed the report. Alongside Helfrich, the Bears also moved on from offensive line coach Harry Hiestand, tight ends coach Kevin Gilbride and special teams assistant...

The Independent’s top 10 NFL logos

The Independent’s top 10 NFL logos

November 20, 2019

Who has the best logo in the NFL?

 The Bears playoff chances are on life support. Can they make a miraculous run? | Photo by:  Bears Wire USA TODAY

Can the Chicago Bears still make the playoffs?

November 20, 2019

Expectations were high for the Chicago Bears coming into this season. The team was fresh off an NFC N...

Anthony Davis teases signing with the Bulls

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

Do the Bulls have a shot at landing Anthony Davis?

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The Independent’s NFL quarterback rankings

November 15, 2019

The first half of the 2019 NFL season is in the books, with a number of quarterbacks distinguishing ...

“Trailblazing” Toni Harris: the first woman to receive a four-year football scholarship

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2019

Remember when you were a kid and your role models told you that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to? Most of us envisioned ourselves as famous, wealthy, popular and adored. We were professional athletes representing our favorite team. We were firefighters who went out and saved the vulnerable. We were lavishly dr...

Trubisky and Nagy are officially on the hot seat. What about Pace?

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

Update: In their Week 8 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, the Bears surpassed 300 yards of offense for the first time this season. Despite David Montgomery's 135 yard effort, the Bears only managed 16 points. Coming off a bye week that came on the heels of an embarrassing Week 5 loss to the Oakland Raiders, the Bears were e...

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