Archive for November 2014

Week 13 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Week 13 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions will meet for the 169th time ever this Thursday afternoon at Ford Field. Kickoff will start at 11:30 AM CT/12:30 PM ET. The Bears hold a slight edge in the all-time series 96-67-5. The Bears are 3-3 against the Lions in the last six meetings including a 2-1 record at... Read more »

Five Players To Watch: Week 13 (Bennett, Bostic, Hurst, Jones, Mariani)

Five Players To Watch: Week 13 (Bennett, Bostic, Hurst, Jones, Mariani)
The Bears haven’t made an appearance on Thanksgiving Day since a 21-7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in 2004. On Thursday, they’ll square off with divisional rival Detroit, who they last played on Thanksgiving in 1999. The Bears trail the all-time series on Thanksgiving Day 8-7 dating back to 1935. The Lions have won three... Read more »

Week 13 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 13 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
Here are your Week 13 Chicago Bears power rankings from various media outlets from around the web. ESPN.com: 19 (Last week: 23) Analysis, “The only team to allow more points per game than the Bears (27.6) this season are the Jaguars (27.7). Chicago was third in points allowed only two years ago.” NFL.com: 20 (Last week: 23)... Read more »
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Week 12 NFL Game Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears

Week 12 NFL Game Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears will meet for the 55th time ever on Sunday afternoon. The Bears lead the all-time series 36-18 with the last meeting coming in 2011 at Wembley Stadium. The Bucs and Bears have met many times in the past since they were in the same division called the NFC... Read more »

Five Players To Watch: Week 12 (Briggs, Conte, Jeffery, Jennings, Paea)

Five Players To Watch: Week 12 (Briggs, Conte, Jeffery, Jennings, Paea)
Enter Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the scene at Soldier Field for this big NFC matchup. The Bears (4-6) are holding on to their slim postseason chances with six games remaining on tap. Coming into this season, the Lovie-Bears reunion was one of the most talked about matchups. However, since the Bears... Read more »

Key Matchup: The Battle of The Big Receivers Should Be Fun To Watch

Key Matchup: The Battle of The Big Receivers Should Be Fun To Watch
A year after Bears’ big receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery combined for 2,716 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns, the NFL took notice. Specifically the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With 6-foot-5 Vincent Jackson already in the fold, the Bucs led by new general manager Jason Licht and head coach Lovie Smith decided to add another monster... Read more »
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Sunday’s Matchup Against Lovie Smith and The Bucs Is Big Even Though Trestman Won’t Admit It

Sunday’s Matchup Against Lovie Smith and The Bucs Is Big Even Though Trestman Won’t Admit It
When Lovie Smith arrives at Soldier Field you can bet the challenge between a former Bears coach and his successor will be intense. Second-year Bears coach Marc Trestman certainly didn’t make that known this week in a press conference with the Chicago media on Monday. Not only will Trestman be up against Lovie Smith (the... Read more »

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
Here are your Week 12 Chicago Bears power rankings from various media outlets from around the web. ESPN.com: 24 (Last week: 27) Analysis, “Jay Cutler threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns (with two interceptions) Sunday. Cutler connected for scores with Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall (twice).” NFL.com: 23 (Last week: 27) Analysis, “Nice to see the... Read more »

Win Over Vikings May Not Mean Much On Surface, But It Does For Bears Confidence

Win Over Vikings May Not Mean Much On Surface, But It Does For Bears Confidence
The Bears are far out of the NFC playoff hunt, but Sunday’s 21-13 win over Minnesota is very important for Marc Trestman’s group moving forward. For fans that want their team to lay down in hopes of getting a top five or top 10 selection in the 2015 NFL draft that isn’t a smart idea.... Read more »
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Week 11 NFL Game Preview: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

Week 11 NFL Game Preview: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
The Minnesota Vikings visit Soldier Field for the first of two meetings with the Bears this season on Sunday afternoon. This will be the 106th regular season matchup between the Vikings and Bears as Minnesota holds a slight edge in the all-time series 54-50-2. However, the Bears have beaten the Vikings six straight times dating... Read more »