Archive for September 2016

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 13: Eagles-Bears Week 2 preview and predictions

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 13: Eagles-Bears Week 2 preview and predictions
Welcome to the Unnecessary Roughness podcast page. You can listen/stream the show in the attached link here (Episode 13) or Spreaker. It is up on iTunes as well, so make sure to subscribe (link here) or on Google Play (link here). On the 13th episode, Jake Perper (@BearsBacker) and Eli Hershkovich (@EliHershkovich) preview Bears-Eagles with... Read more »

Week 2 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 2 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
The Bears fell to 0-1 to open the season after a 23-14 loss in Houston on Sunday. Here are the Week 2 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web: ESPN: 29 (Last week: 29) “Jay Cutler was sacked five times and pressured on 40 percent of his dropbacks (tied for highest in NFL)... Read more »

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 12: Week 1 recap and thoughts moving forward

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 12: Week 1 recap and thoughts moving forward
Welcome to the Unnecessary Roughness podcast page. You can listen/stream the show in the attached link here (Episode 12) or Spreaker. It is up on iTunes as well, so make sure to subscribe (link here) or on Google Play (link here). On the 12th episode, Jake Perper (@BearsBacker) and Eli Hershkovich (@EliHershkovich) dissect Bears-Texans, including... Read more »
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Final Thoughts: Bears fall flat in the second half in Week 1 loss

Final Thoughts: Bears fall flat in the second half in Week 1 loss
The first half there was hope and promise for the Bears, but all of that faded over the final 30 minutes in a 23-14 loss to Houston on Sunday. Jay Cutler stood tall in the pocket while completing 10-of-13 pass attempts for 156 yards and a touchdown over the first two quarters. He had big... Read more »

2016 Bears Preview: Three Degrees of Approximation

2016 Bears Preview: Three Degrees of Approximation
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Variable change is the hardest part of season projections. How do you account for everything in terms of health, opponent performance, individual performance and just pure luck? Unforeseen variables will always have an impact on the season. This is why my season preview is broken down into three... Read more »

Week 1 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Houston Texans

Week 1 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Houston Texans
The Bears are looking to pick up a win against the only NFL franchise they’ve yet to beat. Opening the season on the road for the first time since 2009, the Bears will be in Houston on Sunday searching for their first victory against the Texans in the fourth all-time matchup. Houston owns a 3-0... Read more »
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Five Bears to Watch: Week 1 vs. the Houston Texans

Five Bears to Watch: Week 1 vs. the Houston Texans
Football is back. After Thursday night’s impressive opener between Carolina and Denver, 13 games are on tap for the first Sunday of the season as well as two more on Monday night. Included in Sunday’s schedule is the Bears road opener in Houston. A league-high nine players were listed on the Bears’ injury report on... Read more »

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Episode 11: Week 1 preview and predicitons against Houston

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Episode 11: Week 1 preview and predicitons against Houston
Welcome to the Unnecessary Roughness podcast page. You can listen/stream the show in the attached link here Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Episode 11 or Spreaker. It is up on iTunes as well, so make sure to subscribe (link here). On the 11th episode, Jake Perper (@BearsBacker) and Eli Hershkovich (@EliHershkovich) preview Bears-Texans with Stephanie Stradley of... Read more »

Bears Week 1 Injury Report: Kevin White among the eight limited on Thursday

Bears Week 1 Injury Report: Kevin White among the eight limited on Thursday
The lone difference between Wednesday and Thursday’s Bears injury report was wide receiver Kevin White. White had limited participation on Thursday due to a hamstring issue. It’s not a glaring concern since he was able to still practice, but at the same token, it is an injury that could linger; just ask his partner in... Read more »
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Bears Week 1 Injury Report: Seven players limited on Wednesday

Bears Week 1 Injury Report: Seven players limited on Wednesday
The Bears returned to the practice field Wednesday in preparation for their Week 1 opponent Houston. Seven players were limited: cornerback Kyle Fuller (knee), right guard Kyle Long (shoulder), cornerback Bryce Callahan (groin), defensive lineman Cornelius Washington (ankle/knee), safety Deon Bush (hamstring), wide receiver Deonte Thompson (knee/ankle) and fullback Paul Lasike (wrist). The big news... Read more »