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Lance Briggs

Lance Briggs - #55 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 244 lbs.
Birthday 11/12/1980
Birthplace Sacramento, CA
College Arizona
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 3rd round, 4th pick by Bears

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
103 2 2

Bears defense gets wake-up call from Patriots

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Chicago's defense, which was ranked third in the league heading into the game, was gashed for 33 points before halftime by New England.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 14?

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers may have earned his money, but it didn't make much of a difference in the loss to New England.

Lovie Smith hot-seat meter: Chilly

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
Sunday was an embarrassment for a team that considers itself to be among the league's elite, but, as Lovie Smith was quick to point out, the Bears are still in first place in the NFC North.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 14

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
After going back-to-back games without an interception, Bears QB Jay Cutler was picked off twice against the Patriots and is well behind Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher in the race to become the team's MVP.

Patriots players of the week

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:44 a.m. ET
Tom Brady continues to rewrite Patriots record books and make his case as the clear-cut MVP in another stellar outing in the Patriots' win over the Bears.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:35 a.m. ET
Devin Hester's 61-yard kickoff return was one of the few bright spots for the Bears in Week 14.

Brady, Pats clinch another playoff berth

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
The quarterback threw for 369 yards and two touchdowns, and the New England Patriots locked up their eighth playoff berth in 10 years with a 36-7 pounding of Chicago on a snowy, blustery, bone-chilling Sunday.

Patriots-Bears inactives

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Bears have announced their inactives for Sunday's game at the cold, snowy and windy Soldier Field.

Patriots-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
The Bears' defense has carried the team for much of the season, and it will again in a win on Sunday, according to PFW's Dan Parr.

Patriots-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain predicted 30 points for the Patriots earlier in the week, but with the weather conditions hitting Soldier Field Sunday morning, it could be a wild, low-scoring game in Chicago.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 14 game between the Patriots and Bears: Patriots OLB Tully Banta-Cain vs. Bears ORT J'Marcus Webb.

Flashback: Recent Week 14 Bears' performances

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 14 contests each of the last five seasons.

Bears CB Moore emerging after tough rookie season

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
He doesn't have ideal size and didn't make an impact for the Bears as a rookie, but D.J. Moore is emerging as a playmaker for Chicago's defense in his second season.

Patriots-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 14 game between the Patriots and Bears: Patriots RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead vs. Bears run defense

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler has cut down on mistakes, throwing 10 touchdown passes and just three interceptions in the past five games, and he'll be facing New England's 31st-ranked pass defense in Week 14.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 13, 2012
Briggs unloaded on the Packers a day after teammate Brandon Marshall did the same thing, saying he's no fan of Green Bay and that Jermichael Finley is "an idiot."||||||| Marshall went off on Wednesday, saying he's never disliked a team as much as the Packers. Briggs backed that up a day later, saying his feelings are "very similar." He really took issue with Finley for telling FOXSportsWisconsin.com the Bears might be better off with linebacker Brian Urlacher sidelined by a hamstring injury. The Packers tight end was quoted as saying Chicago is not "losing too much if he's out." Briggs responded, "He's an idiot."
Posted Oct. 08, 2012
Briggs and Charles Tillman returned interceptions for touchdowns - their second in six days - and the Bears used stifling defense to overwhelm the Jacksonville Jaguars 41-3 Sunday.||||||| Briggs and Tillman became the first teammates in NFL history to return interceptions for touchdowns in consecutive weeks.
Posted Oct. 02, 2012
Briggs returned an INT 74 yards for a score in Monday's 34-18 win over Dallas.||||||| It was Briggs' first interception return for a TD since 2005.
Posted April 11, 2012
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract extension with Lance Briggs, keeping the Pro Bowl linebacker through the 2014 season. The Bears announced the deal on Wednesday. Financial terms were not immediately released.||||||| Briggs pushed hard for a new contract at the start of last season, but the Bears wouldn't budge. With three years left on a six-year, $36 million contract, general manager Jerry Angelo basically told Briggs at the time to leave him alone when the linebacker asked for permission to seek a trade if he couldn't get a renegotiated deal before the season. Angelo was fired after an 8-8 finish and he has been replaced by Phil Emery.
Posted Oct. 19, 2011
Briggs says a gap between players and management is affecting team morale. Briggs tells Comcast SportsNet Chicago "there's a big transition going on right now in Chicago" and that "players and the management are not seeing eye-to-eye on a lot of different issues and a lot of different players' situations." He made the comments Tuesday for a show that airs Thursday night.||||||| Briggs pushed hard for a new contract before the season. Running back Matt Forte wants a new deal, and safety Chris Harris requested a trade before Tuesday's deadline after being held out of last week's game against Minnesota. Briggs says the issues take "away from wanting to go out on the field and just play."

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