Tag: Matt Barkley

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 »

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: 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 »

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 »
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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 »

The Bears nearly rally, but drops did them in against Tennessee

The Bears nearly rally, but drops did them in against Tennessee
The Bears almost pulled off the unimaginable against Tennessee on Sunday. With Matt Barkley under center in his first career start, the Bears were set up at the Titans seven-yard line with 47 seconds left. Starting the drive on its own 35, Barkley hit Marquess Wilson on three passes to get the Bears inside the... Read more »