CHICAGO Teams

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky didn't seem too thrilled about playing his boyhood team, the Cleveland Browns, on Sunday at Soldier Field. "Is that another jinx?" Trubisky said on Monday. "Oh my gosh. I'm excited to get back on the field this week, no matter who it's against. Just ready to get back for another win."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"Again, I don't know all the ins and outs. I don't have time to see all the intricacies...I don't know the stories, don't really want to know the stories just want to tell you that my dealings with him were all very, very positive and good things." Bears coach John Fox on former employer Jerry Richardson.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Kerr played with Michael Jordan and against Kobe Bryant. Similarities? Differences? "Kobe is the closest thing to Michael [Jordan]," Kerr said. "Everybody has been compared to Michael. LeBron [James] has been compared to Michael. I don't think LeBron is Michael at all. I think he's a very different player, different mentality, mindset. Kobe has the same mindset and mentality that MJ had. The assassin, the ‘I'm-going-to-rip-your-throat-out-with-my-scoring,' low-post dominant fadeaway jumper, footwork [approach]. I thought Kobe's footwork was one of the best parts of his game, probably the most underrated because everybody focused on his shooting and his athleticism. But his footwork got him open. That's where he was so similar to Michael. He could just get any shot he wanted, and he never feared missing. He didn't care about missing. He missed tons of game-winning shots, made tons and just went onto the next game and did the same thing over and over again. Just an absolute assassin. The mentality was so ferocious and competitive. That's what I remember most."

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Kane scores two goals in Blackhawks' win (0:56)

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois tight end Luke Ford announced his top five on Sunday. The No. 63 ranked prospect is now considering Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Illinois and Texas A&M. It isn't know yet if Ford will sign early on December 20, but these are the final schools he will consider.

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Kobe goes head to head with MJ (0:34)
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How MJ passed the torch to Kobe (2:06)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

“Yeah, I think some of it was some new guys in because of some guys lost. That's not an excuse, it's just reality. For whatever reason, we had a lot of holding penalties, which I think was partly due to some of the changes. But all in all, it wasn't good enough.” -- Bears coach John Fox on the team committing 13 penalties on Saturday.

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Bears can't carry over momentum (0:49)
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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears regress on offense in Saturday's 20-10 loss to Detroit.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears guard Josh Sitton doubtful to return with an ankle injury.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears guard Tom Compton is in concussion protocol, the team announces.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bradley Sowell has replaced Tom Compton (injured) at right guard.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears are lucky to have even scored three points in the first half. If not for Detroit's fumble with under 1 minute left until halftime the Bears would've been shut out. Regardless, the Lions outgained the Bears 225 to 90 in another lousy showing by John Fox's team.