Archive for December 2016

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 22: Bears-Lions recap and Barkley/youth talk

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 22: Bears-Lions recap and Barkley/youth 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 22nd episode, Jake Perper (@BearsBacker) and Eli Hershkovich... Read more »

Cup of Joe: More than lightning in a bottle?

Cup of Joe: More than lightning in a bottle?
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer Raise your hand if you thought Matt Barkley was going to struggle mightily when he took over as the starter before the Tennessee game. It’s okay to admit it, I’m guilty too. Barkley looked bad against Green Bay earlier this year and had been on two teams in... Read more »

The Bears falter on the road against rival Detroit

The Bears falter on the road against rival Detroit
Penalties and lack of capitalizing cost the Bears on Sunday afternoon in a 20-17 loss to the first place Detroit Lions. Yeah, that’s right the Lions are in the lead in the NFC North at 9-4 despite some mediocre football in Week 14. After stopping Detroit on its opening drive, the Bears’ offense went right... Read more »
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Cup of Joe: 2016 Draft – A Nice Air Freshener

Cup of Joe: 2016 Draft – A Nice Air Freshener
Written by Joe Tidei/Special to Bears Backer One of the most important things I’ve learned watching sports; beware of garbage time. Teams and players who become good during and at the end of bad seasons. That was exactly my perspective going into Sunday’s game against San Francisco. I’ve never believed in tanking, but I’ve also... Read more »

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 21: Fangio/Fox report, Bears-Lions preview and more

Unnecessary Roughness Podcast Ep. 21: Fangio/Fox report, Bears-Lions preview and more
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 21st episode, Jake Perper (@BearsBacker) and Eli Hershkovich... Read more »

Week 14 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Week 14 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition
The Bears finally won on Sunday in the snow against a dreadful San Francisco 49ers bunch. Here are the Week 14 NFL power rankings from various media outlets around the web: ESPN: 28 (Last week: 30) “Rookie Jordan Howard has been a bright spot for an otherwise disappointing Bears team. Howard is averaging 4.9 yards per... Read more »
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The snow brings out Bears football as they dominate San Francisco

The snow brings out Bears football as they dominate San Francisco
Trailing the 49ers 6-0 with under two minutes left in the second quarter, the Bears finally let quarterback Matt Barkley loose in the snow. Prior to that drive, he had yet to complete a pass. However, Barkley completed 4-of-5 passes for 64 yards as Jordan Howard powered in for a one-yard score. The Bears scored... Read more »

Five Bears To Watch: Week 13 vs. the 49ers

Five Bears To Watch: Week 13 vs. the 49ers
On Sunday, the Bears (2-9) play host to the San Francisco 49ers (1-10) in a game that has very little meaning for the playoffs, but a ton for the top pick scenario in next year’s draft. It will be Matt Barkley under center for the second straight week as he faces Colin Kaepernick and the... Read more »