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Sean Hammond

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Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Sean:

After pregame confusion, Bears QB Trevor Siemian battles through oblique injury in loss to Jets

Backup quarterback Trevor Siemian learned Sunday morning that he would be starting for the Bears. It should've been simple enough: Justin Fields is out, Siemian is in. Then things got weird. → Read More

5 things to watch in when the Bears play the Jets

The Bears (3-8) and Jets (6-4) will kick off at noon from MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The game will be broadcast on Fox. Here's what to watch for Sunday. → Read More

Bears QB Fields tried to apologize for Sunday's loss, but teammates wouldn't let him

In a matter of three plays against the Falcons, Bears QB Justin Fields injured his left shoulder and threw an interception that essentially ended the game. The potential game-winning drive ended before it ever got off the ground.For that, Fields wanted to apologize. His teammate, though, weren't having it. → Read More

What changes if Bears QB Justin Fields can't play Sunday? Pretty much everything

Justin Fields has started all 11 games for the Bears this season. After a slow start, the Bears offense has been rolling over the last month and a half. If Fields can't go Sunday, what might the offense look like with backup Trevor Siemian at the helm? → Read More

Even after progress, Bears' passing attack still has a long way to go

While Justin Fields has been running like a madman, the passing game hasn't come close to matching the magic he has created with his legs. There have been some great moments and some high-level throws from the QB, but there have also been some bad mistakes along the way. → Read More

Fields, Bears come up short in another fourth-quarter two-minute drive

Justin Fields and the Bears' offense had the ball with 1:47 remaining in the game, trailing by three points. As has been the theme over the course of this season, the Bears couldn't capitalize in crunch time. → Read More

5 things to watch when the Bears play the Falcons

The Bears and Falcons haven't squared off since Week 3 of 2020. This time around, the Bears (3-7) and Falcons (4-6) kick off from Mercedes-Benz Stadium at noon on Fox. Here's what to watch for in the matchup. → Read More

Bears RG Jenkins dealing with hip strain, could miss Sunday's game

Bears right guard Teven Jenkins has been dealing with a hip strain for most of the season, he said Friday. The injury forced Jenkins to miss last week's game against Detroit, and it has him listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta. → Read More

'He's, respectfully, an alien': Cordarrelle Patterson has found a home with the Falcons

He can barrel through people, and he can leap over them. He's 6-foot-2, 220 pounds and he's a shear force with the ball in his hands. Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson is unlike any player in the NFL. → Read More

Bears Jaylon Johnson has no regrets about playing hurt, disagrees with penalty call

Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson, who typically plays the entire game, sat out 10 of the 62 defensive snaps in the loss to the Lions. He was not himself in the game, with a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes. → Read More

Bears QB Fields plans to save his legs in practice this week

In the span of eight days Bears QB Justin Fields has rushed for 325 yards in two games, the most ever by an NFL quarterback in back-to-back games. And he's feeling it. "My legs are kind of sore." → Read More

Bear Down, Nerd Up: Fields does it again, and Bears help their draft slot

Fields is the first Bears quarterback with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games ever. → Read More

How can the Bears improve their 4th-quarter offense?

The Bears Sunday again failed to capitalize on an opportunity to drive down and score a game-winning touchdown. → Read More

Kmet's extra pays off with 2 TDs in Bears' loss to Lions

The Bears TE has 5 touchdowns in his last 3 games. → Read More

Bears notes: Lake Zurich's Sanborn gets first 2 sacks of his career

Bears coach Matt Eberflus noted Sanborn is "very instinctual" on the field. → Read More

Bears vs. Detroit Lions: 5 things to watch in Week 10

Two of the NFL's worst defenses will square off Sunday when the Detroit Lions (2-6) visit the Bears (3-6). The Lions are statistically at or near the bottom of the league in many major categories, while the Bears have been particularly bad over the past two weeks. Here's what to watch for. → Read More

Is Bears TE Kmet finally emerging as a red zone target?

In Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins, Cole Kmet executed the tight end sneak, but also had his best day of the season. He caught 5 passes for 41 yards and a pair of touchdowns from QB Justin Fields. His fourth-quarter touchdown cut Miami's lead to 3 points and gave the Bears a shot at the victory. → Read More

Bears special teams coordinator breaks down blocked punt that may been turning point in Dolphins game

In a game where the Bears went toe-to-toe with an explosive Miami Dolphins offense on Sunday at Soldier Field, the difference may have been a key special teams mistake in the second quarter. Bears special teams coordinator Richard Hightower discusses the miscue. → Read More

Nobody's criticizing Bears QB Fields for being indecisive anymore

"He's getting more comfortable in the offense," QB coach Andrew Janocko said. → Read More

Justin Fields has a chance to break Lamar Jackson's QB rushing record

With 8 games remaining, Justin Fields has 602 rushing yards. Lamar Jackson's 2019 single-season record of 1,206 rushing yards for a QB is seemingly within the realm of possibilities. → Read More