November 24, 2013 |
The Bears are still in first place in the NFC North. That's how an optimist would see the Bears' situation after a 42-21 loss at St. Louis on Sunday. It all kind of falls apart from there, however. Yes, Detroit lost to Tampa Bay on Sunday, so the Bears and Lions are both 6-5. But considering Detroit holds the tiebreaker by virtue of beating the Bears twice this year, it's tough to get overly excited. Besides, there were so many other reasons to think this season has gone from bad to worse.
November 12, 2013 |
Jay Cutler's career with the Bears has been full of twists and turns. Unfortunately, most of those involve body parts. The "signature" moment of Cutler's Bears career was shivering on the sidelines during the NFC championship game, leading everyone to question his toughness and leadership (you know you did). Which makes Sunday a strange reversal in potentially one of Cutler's last Bears games when fans wanted him out of the game earlier. Since the NFC title game, Cutler has gone out of his way to prove his toughness.
November 7, 2013 |
The Lions are coming to Chicago on Sunday, with both teams tied atop the NFC North at 5-3. For the Bears, 2013 has been a season in transition - they still have a star unit, but it's the offense, not the defense, that's turning heads. So in honor of the offensive star power and a date with Detroit, here are eight movies set in the Motor City that apply to the dominance of Marc Trestman's troops. JAY CUTLER - "ROBOCOP" For the gunslinging Cutler, there is nothing more apt than RoboCop, the story of a policeman who gets blown to bits and...
November 4, 2013 |
If you're one of those fans who watched Monday's Bears-Packers game simply to pass the time before the release of "Call of Duty: Ghosts" on Tuesday, well, that's understandable. However, you might not have realized Marc Trestman's team strikes a parallel with the game. You could say the Bears, like the protagonists in "Ghosts," represent "a crippled nation fighting not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive. " (That synopsis comes straight from the game's website.) After all, the Bears have so many injuries to key players that the underdog card is one of...
October 27, 2013 |
NFL midseason reports usually are written after eight games - ya know, at midseason. But with seven games in the books and injuries piling up, the 2013 Bears have reached a crossroads. No time like the present, then, to distribute awards and look at what's to come. MARTELLUS BENNETT The Mike Ditka Award for Best Season Ever for a Chicago Bears Tight End Iron Mike, meet the Black Unicorn. When the Bears signed Bennett after his one season with the N.Y. Giants, nobody knew quite what to expect from the gabby, imaginative player.
October 6, 2013 |
I was sitting at the Blue Line Bar watching the Bears eek out a loss to New Orleans when two Bears veterans made horrible plays. People were rolling off the train and lining up to watch Cutler and the offense march and march and march. The Bears were driving and all was looking up. Then a fourth-and-2 pass bounced off the normally reliable mitts of Earl Bennett. Six plays later, Drew Brees tricked Lance Briggs into jumping offside on a fourth-and-1, leading to a game-clinching field goal.