Archive for December 2016

What to watch for in the Bears' season finale in Minnesota

What to watch for in the Bears' season finale in Minnesota
I’m not quite sure what Alshon Jeffery and Charles Leno Jr. are doing in the photo above, but on Sunday the Bears have to know what is at a stake. Obviously, the year is nearly over and the season is about to wrap up for the 3-12 Bears. But jobs are on the line for... Read more »

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 24: Bears season finale preview, Barkley/Loggains and defensive talk

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 24: Bears season finale preview, Barkley/Loggains and defensive talk
Welcome to the Unnecessary Roughness podcast page. You can listen/stream the show in the attached link here. Also, listen on Spreaker. It is up on iTunes as well, so make sure to subscribe (link here), on Google Play (link here) or TuneIn Radio (link here). On the 24th episode, Jake Perper (@BearsBacker) and Eli Hershkovich... Read more »

Cup of Joe: Hedging My Bets

Cup of Joe: Hedging My Bets
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Last week, I wrote about the Bears need to check the expiration date on John Fox to see if he’s gone sour. I’d like to double down on that and it has nothing to do with Sunday’s shellacking vs. Washington. Listening to Chicago sports radio and reading articles... Read more »
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Week 17 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 17 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
The Bears came out flat in a 41-21 loss to Washington on Saturday. Here are the Week 17 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web: ESPN: 27 (Last week: 27) “Say what you want about QB Jay Cutler, but he has never thrown at least three interceptions in back-to-back games, something fourth-year QB... Read more »

The Bears lack inspiration in blowout loss to Washington

The Bears lack inspiration in blowout loss to Washington
Any progress that the Bears made with Matt Barkley these past four weeks vanished on Saturday against Washington. In a 41-21 loss, Barkley accounted the most interceptions, five, since Jay Cutler accomplished that feat in his debut season with the Bears in 2009. Barkley managed to complete 23-of-40 passes for two touchdowns, but his decisions... Read more »

What to watch for in Bears Christmas Eve tilt with Washington

What to watch for in Bears Christmas Eve tilt with Washington
The Bears have very little to play for at 3-11 on Saturday against the visiting Washington Redskins. Washington (7-6-1) sits one game out of the sixth seed and needs a win and losses from Green Bay and Tampa Bay this weekend to stay in the playoff hunt. Regardless, there is football to be played for... Read more »
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Cup of Joe: Check the Expiration Date

Cup of Joe: Check the Expiration Date
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer You’ve heard all the cliche’s, ‘NFL is not for long’, ‘coaches are hired to be fired’, etc. There’s some truth to them. Most NFL coaches have a shelf life, unless you’re Bill Belichick, Mike Tomlin or John Harbaugh. Every year, multiple jobs open after Black Monday, the day... Read more »

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 23: Packers-Bears recap, Jeffery, Howard and defense talk

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 23: Packers-Bears recap, Jeffery, Howard and defense talk
Welcome to the Unnecessary Roughness podcast page. You can listen/stream the show in the attached link here. Also, listen on Spreaker. It is up on iTunes as well, so make sure to subscribe (link here), on Google Play (link here) or TuneIn Radio (link here). On the 23rd episode, Jake Perper (@BearsBacker) and Eli Hershkovich... Read more »

Week 16 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 16 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
The Bears almost pulled out the win against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Sunday. Here are the Week 16 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web: ESPN: 27 (Last week: 28) “The Bears aren’t winning games, but they’ve put big scares into the Titans, Lions and Packers in recent weeks, losing to... Read more »
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Week 15 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 15 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
The Bears nearly upset rival Detroit on the road in a 20-17 loss. Here are the Week 15 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web: ESPN: 28 (Last week: 28) “The Bears might not be winning every week, but they’re hanging in there. They have five losses by six or fewer points, including... Read more »