NFL Predictions: Bears at Saints Picks and Betting Odds

If any team has a more difficult three-game opening stretch than the Chicago Bears, I’d sure like to hear that argument. After facing an Atlanta team that led the NFC in wins last season, things get more difficult this week as the Bears travel to New Orleans, another double-digit win playoff club a year ago, ..

Payton: receiver depth can overcome injuries

When Sean Payton learned Marques Colston’s shoulder injury would sideline the star receiver for a month, he didn’t bother reaching out to any proven free agent to see if they wanted to fill in. ”We’re deep enough and we feel good about guys we have,” Payton said when asked about his receivers. The Saints’ coach ..

Payton: receiver depth can overcome injuries (AP)

When Sean Payton learned Marques Colston’s shoulder injury would sideline the star receiver for a month, he didn’t bother reaching out to any proven free agent to see if they wanted to fill in. “We’re deep enough and we feel good about guys we have,” Payton said when asked about his receivers

Bears rally around Brian;Urlacher leaves team after death of mom; many expect he’ll play

Around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, the Bears announced that middle linebacker Brian Urlacher was named the NFC’s defensive player of the week. It was more icing to cap a brilliant season-opening 30-12 victory Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons, the NFC’s top seed last postseason. But nearly 90 minutes later, the Bears – on behalf of Urlacher ..

‘O’ gearing up for noise, blitzes

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who starred at Vanderbilt, knows all about loud stadiums because he played in the SEC. But Cutler’s not sure what to expect Sunday at the Louisiana Superdome. “Never been, so I don’t know,” he said. “I’m sure it’s going to be interesting. It’s extremely loud, and they really get into it, ..

MVP Watch

Aaron Rodgers was looking like the 2011 MVP favorite coming off his Week 1 performance for Green Bay on national television Thursday night