Archive for October 2013

Bear Breakdown: Injuries and Adversity Won't Make Things Easy On Monday Night

Bear Breakdown: Injuries and Adversity Won't Make Things Easy On Monday Night
The Chicago Bears take the field on Monday night against a Green Bay Packers team that has won four straight games. They’ve posted a perfect 3-0 record at Lambeau Field this season. The Bears (4-3) have won only one game in their last four outings, but they have hung tough in every game in 2013... Read more »

Week Nine NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week Nine NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
Here are the Week Nine power rankings from various sites around the web: ESPN: #14 (Last week: #13) Analysis, “Bears-Packers on “Monday Night Football” would seem a lot more interesting if Jay Cutler played instead of Josh McCown. Still, both teams are above .500 heading into a huge game.” NFL.com: #14 (Last week: #13) Analysis,... Read more »

Did You Know? 10-25-13

Did You Know? 10-25-13
The Chicago Bears started the 2013 season 3-0, but have mustered just one in their last four games. Things won’t get easier with quarterback Jay Cutler out four weeks with a groin injury and linebacker Lance Briggs out six weeks with a shoulder injury. However, in recent history the Bears have fared well following a... Read more »
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Week Eight NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week Eight NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
Here are the Week Eight power rankings from various sites around the web: ESPN: #13 (Last week: #10) Analysis, “Jay Cutler is out at least four weeks and the defense is struggling. The Bears have allowed 29.4 PPG this season (17.3 last season).” NFL.com: #13 (Last week: #11) Analysis, “Congratulations to Devin Hester, who tied... Read more »

Bad News Bears: Stars Cutler and Briggs Will Be Out For A While

Bad News Bears: Stars Cutler and Briggs Will Be Out For A While
The Chicago Bears (4-3) have won only once in their last four games, while watching key players go down for the season. Defensive tackle Henry Melton, defensive tackle Nate Collins and linebacker D.J. Williams were all lost early on the season. The depth was already lacking coming into the regular season with defensive lineman Turk... Read more »

Final Thoughts: Things Look Bad, But Luckily The Bye Week Is Here

Final Thoughts: Things Look Bad, But Luckily The Bye Week Is Here
The Chicago Bears are not the same team that they were last year. Or even the year before. Or even the previous years before that. Without defensive minded head coach Lovie Smith and tough defensive line coach Rod Marinelli, this defense isn’t even close to what it once was. The 41 points were the most... Read more »
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Week Seven NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins

Week Seven NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins
The Chicago Bears (4-2) and Washington Redskins (1-4) will meet for the 48th time ever Sunday afternoon. The Skins have fared well at FedEx Field against the Bears as of late. The Bears haven’t won there since 2001, when former Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher reeled in a 27-yard touchdown catch on a pass from... Read more »

Early Thoughts: Redskins Don't Look Like A Big Threat To Bears

Early Thoughts: Redskins Don't Look Like A Big Threat To Bears
The Chicago Bears haven’t played that great as of late, but they have the chance to hold a 5-2 record heading into their Week Eight bye after Sunday’s NFC matchup with the Washington Redskins (1-4). Losses to the Detroit Lions (4-2) and New Orleans Saints (5-1) the two weeks prior to last Thursday night’s win... Read more »

Week Seven NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week Seven NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
Here are the Week Seven power rankings from various sites around the web: ESPN: #10 (Last week: #10) Analysis, “Jay Cutler has thrown for 602 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in his past two games. Brandon Marshall? He caught nine of 10 targets for 87 yards and two touchdowns on Thursday.” NFL.com: #11 (Last... Read more »
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Final Thoughts: Bears Are Beaten Up After Getting By The Winless Giants

Final Thoughts: Bears Are Beaten Up After Getting By The Winless Giants
It’s starting to look as if the Chicago Bears are an offensive team here in 2013 rather than a defensive one. The team has taken a while to really find its true identity. The Bears beat the winless Giants 27-21 in a game that they had to have. They improved to 4-2 on the season... Read more »