With the way the Bears (4-3) have played the past two weeks, you almost hate to see them go into a bye-week and lose any of their momentum after their 24-18 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-3) at Wembley Stadium in London.
Matt (pay the man) Forte ran for 145-yards and a touchdown, bringing his total yards up to 1,089 helping him become the first player since 2004 to go over 1,000 yards after seven games since Priest Holmes and Tiki Barber.
Sean Jensen summarized the win. Rick Morrissey wrote how the Bears won a poorly played game from both sides but didn't win over the London fans. After not being on the same page so far this season, Mark Potash wrote how WR Roy Williams is becoming a factor for the Bears.
After a less than stellar game, David Haugh wrote the Bears have nothing to apologize about. Haugh also wrote how Matt Forte continues to add to his bargaining power in the search of a new contract. Dan Pompei wrote how yet another safety combo got the job done for the Bears. Pompei also looked ahead to the Bears-Eagles matchup after the bye-week on Nov. 7.
Jeff Dickerson wrote about the five things we learned from the game on Sunday. He also wrote how quaterback Jay Cutler didn't blame the travel for his shaky performance. Michael C. Wright wrote how there's sill lots of work to be done for the Bears to be a playoff team.
Christopher Cason covers the Chicago Bulls for the Examiner.com and freelances for HOOP magazine and contributes to Slamonline.com. He will be providing a look into Chicago sports journalism every Wednesday at Eye on Chi. You can follow him on twitter @C4DUNK.
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