Archive for November 2013

Bear Breakdown: Defense Needs To Stay In Gaps Rather Than Take Chances

Bear Breakdown: Defense Needs To Stay In Gaps Rather Than Take Chances
The Chicago Bears’ defense doesn’t resemble Lovie Smith’s gang or even the unit that took the field in the Week One win over the Bengals. The Bears (6-5) held Cincinnati to 63 yards on the ground and only three yards per carry. Since that opening game, the Bears’ defense has been pathetic. The injuries took... Read more »

Week 13 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 13 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
Here are the Week 13 power rankings from various sites around the web: ESPN: #14 (Last week: #10) Analysis, “Josh McCown has the best Total QBR among qualified quarterbacks this season (81.0), just like everyone predicted when Jay Cutler went down.” NFL.com: #14 (Last week: #11) Analysis, “Injuries in the middle of the defense are... Read more »

Quick Thoughts: Bears 42-21 Loss Hurts, But Season Isn't Over Yet

Quick Thoughts: Bears 42-21 Loss Hurts, But Season Isn't Over Yet
It seems that the 2013 Chicago Bears are doomed, not completely however. The redzone play calling was horrendous, the run defense was pathetic and the boneheaded penalties certainly didn’t help on Sunday. The Rams simply beat up the Bears, who disappointed plenty after such an amazing comeback win over Baltimore the previous week. By the... Read more »
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Week 12 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams

Week 12 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams
The Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams will clash for the 91st time ever on Sunday afternoon. The Bears crushed St. Louis in a Week Three meeting last season as the Chicago defense held the Rams to 160 yards and forced two turnovers. This time around the Bears (6-4), winners of two of their last... Read more »

Five Players To Watch: Week 12 (McClellin, Wootton, M. Bennett, Anderson, Bowman)

Five Players To Watch: Week 12 (McClellin, Wootton, M. Bennett, Anderson, Bowman)
The Bears want their success to continue as they head to St. Louis this week to battle the Rams. The NFL is a league where you have to focus on the task ahead and nothing further. Chicago (6-4) is tied for first place in the NFC North, while the Rams (4-6) are on the outside... Read more »

Keys To The Game: Week 12 at St. Louis

Keys To The Game: Week 12 at St. Louis
Plenty of things will have to go the Bears’ way as they travel to St. Louis to battle the Rams (4-6) on Sunday afternoon. Chicago (6-4) will play on the round in four of their next five outings including at the Edward Jones Dome this week. The good news is that the Rams don’t look... Read more »
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Bear Breakdown: Forte Is Being Used Very Effectively This Season

Bear Breakdown: Forte Is Being Used Very Effectively This Season
The Chicago Bears are a much better team when Matt Forte is getting the ball consistently. The proof is in the pudding. Chicago is 6-1 this season in games where Forte receives 20 or more touches. The other three losses this year have come where Forte was held under the 20 touch mark. The sixth-year... Read more »

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
Here are the Week 12 power rankings from various sites around the web: ESPN: #10 (Last week: #11) Analysis, “Josh McCown deserved the win, especially considering the conditions. McCown was 6-of-10 deeper than 10 yards downfield, including a big 43-yard throw to Martellus Bennett on the winning drive.” NFL.com: #11 (Last week: #11) Analysis, “Clutch... Read more »

Final Thoughts: Resilient Bears Overcame Penalties And Bad Weather To Get Big Win

Final Thoughts: Resilient Bears Overcame Penalties And Bad Weather To Get Big Win
Five hours and 13 minutes later the Bears pulled out the win. A win that may have saved the Bears season. It was a classic that’s for sure, but before the hour and fifty three minute weather delay things looked hopeless for the “Monsters of the Midway.” Josh McCown and the offense were ineffective and... Read more »
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Week 11 NFL Game Preview: Baltimore Ravens at Chicago Bears

Week 11 NFL Game Preview: Baltimore Ravens at Chicago Bears
The Baltimore Ravens (4-5) and the Chicago Bears (5-4) will meet for only the fifth time ever this Sunday afternoon. The Ravens crushed the Bears the last two time the two teams met in 2009, 31-7. Josh McCown will make his second start of the season after relieving a hobbled Jay Cutler (ankle) last week... Read more »