Archive for October 2016

Final Thoughts: Cutler, Howard, offensive line and defensive line shine in upset win

Final Thoughts: Cutler, Howard, offensive line and defensive line shine in upset win
No turnovers from Jay Cutler. 200 total yards from a rookie running back in Jordan Howard. A season-high five sacks defensively and just one sack given up by the patchwork offensive line. Those are just some of impressive things the Bears did to upset the first place Minnesota Vikings in a 20-10 victory on Monday... Read more »

Week 8 NFL Game Preview: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

Week 8 NFL Game Preview: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings will meet for the 110th time on Monday night. The Vikings lead the series 56-51-2 and have won three straight games against the Bears. The Vikings have won five of the last seven meetings. However, Minnesota has only two victories at Soldier Field in 15 games dating back to 2001.... Read more »

Five Bears to Watch: Week 8 vs. the Minnesota Vikings

Five Bears to Watch: Week 8 vs. the Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings come to town on Halloween, fresh off its first loss of the season at 5-1. The Bears are on the opposite side of the spectrum at 1-6, but some key players return and anything can happen on Monday Night Football. Injuries continue to be an issue for the Bears with 12 players... Read more »
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Week 8 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 8 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
The Bears are 1-6 after yet another disappointing loss to the Packers. Here are the Week 8 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web: ESPN: 30 (Last week: 30) “QB Jay Cutler is back. He was hurt on Monday night in Week 2 and he’ll make his return on Monday night in Week 8.... Read more »

Final Thoughts: The Bears are in deeper than they imagined

Final Thoughts: The Bears are in deeper than they imagined
Injuries are making the Bears look even worse than they could have ever thought they could be this season. After losing 26-10 on Thursday night to rival Green Bay, it is now more apparent than ever that this team is not only beaten up but beyond thin all over the roster. They are 1-6 through... Read more »

Week 7 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

Week 7 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers will meet for the 193rd time on Thursday night. The Bears lead the all-time series 94-92-6, but Green Bay is quickly closing in on the all-time series record. The Packers have dominated winning 12 of the last 15 meetings dating back to 2009. Injuries are an issue for... Read more »
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Cup of Joe: Emergence of a Leader

Cup of Joe: Emergence of a Leader
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer One of the biggest questions coming into 2016 for the Bears was the contract status of Alshon Jeffery. General manager Ryan Pace and Jeffery’s agent Tory Dandy went back and forth throughout the off-season on a long term contract. Pace’s biggest question marks were about Jeffery’s health and... Read more »

Five Bears to Watch: Week 7 vs. the Green Bay Packers

Five Bears to Watch: Week 7 vs. the Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers is struggling. Brian Hoyer is playing really well. Those are two storylines from around the NFL over the last few weeks. Neither are necessarily true. Rodgers will always be a dangerous quarterback especially against the Bears, a team that punishes over and over. As for Hoyer, his numbers are very deceiving. The Bears... Read more »

Week 7 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 7 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
The Bears are 1-5 after yet another disappointing loss. Here are the Week 7 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web: ESPN: 30 (Last week: 28) “Probably nobody is paying attention to what the Bears are doing after their 1-5 start, but Brian Hoyer has yet to throw an interception since taking... Read more »
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Week 6 NFL Game Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars at Chicago Bears

Week 6 NFL Game Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars at Chicago Bears
Two last place teams will go head-to-head at Soldier Field on Sunday. The 1-3 Jacksonville Jaguars make a visit to Chicago to face the 1-4 Bears. It marks the second consecutive week that the Bears will battle an AFC South opponent. This series doesn’t go too far back as it will be only the seventh... Read more »