September 20, 2012 |
Jay Cutler had a rough game last week against Green Bay - his 28.2 passer rating was the second worst of his Bears career. But the NFL has a short memory, and you're only as good (or bad) as your last game. What will Bears fans be saying Monday? RedEye takes a look at some of Cutler's worst games as a Bear and his follow-up performances. THE BAD WEEK 2009, Week 1: Green Bay 21, Bears 15 Rating: 43.2 The Jay Cutler Hype Machine began in September 2009 with a nationally-televised loss to the Packers.
October 22, 2012 |
The Bears and Detroit Lions love to hate each other. The last time they faced off, the Lions' Ndamukong Suh ripped off Jay Cutler's helmet, Detroit's Nate Burleson shoved Tim Jennings out of bounds and Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford grabbed D.J. Moore by the helmet and threw him to the ground. The fact these teams dislike each other is nothing new, of course, and the stakes were high enough to keep things chippy Monday. The Bears were trying to hold on to first place in the NFC North, and the Lions were attempting to revive their playoff hopes.
November 15, 2012 |
You notice Brandon Marshall on the practice field. Damn, there he is. There's Brandon Marshall. Long. Tall. Agile. Fast. Stretching for the football. Leaning so far looks like the field is tilting beneath him. It's a cool, sunny afternoon at Soldier Field, and the quarterbacks and receivers are running drills. Marshall makes his catch. Devin Hester and Earl Bennett do the same. "Great job, Earl!" Marshall yells from the other side of the field. Now comes Jason Campbell and the second team.
December 30, 2012 |
It came down to this. The Bears needed a win over Detroit and a Minnesota loss to Green Bay on Sunday to make the playoffs. It's likely coach Lovie Smith's job hung in the balance, too, considering his teams had just one playoff berth since the 2006 season. And as luck would have it, Sunday's games were staggered, meaning that for six-plus hours Bears fans' nerves were in overdrive. Here's how the day played out, and how fans were feeling at the time, from dejected, to doubtful, to hopeful, to elated.
November 17, 2011 |
Each week before the Bears game, RedEye's sports crew gets to the point. Here's what they see happening against Detroit. Brian Moore , @redeyesportsguy Bears 34, San Diego 19 The Chargers have done less with more talent more consistently than most thought possible. . Tracy Swartz , @tracyswartz Bears 21, San Diego 14 Cry me a Rivers. Ernest Wilkins , @remixchicago Bears 27, San Diego 23 Bolts fizzle and Forte has a big day. Also, Earl Bennett rewards me for picking him up in fantasy.
November 20, 2011
Leave your answer in the comments box, and you might find yourself in a future issue of RedEye. 1. Why doesn't the NFL like Earl Bennett wearing orange cleats? 2. Why is there a Bears defensive scheme called the “nickel smoke”? 3. How did Patrick Kane celebrate his 23 rd birthday over the weekend? 4. Who's the better player at 23 years old: Derrick Rose or Kane? 5. America won the Presidents Cup. Insert your trash talk to the world here.
September 11, 2012 |
Anthony “Spice” Adams is at it again. The former Bear, who gave us the “Rap Is My First Love” video a few weeks ago, co-stars in a new YouTube clip called “Stuff Chicago Bears Fans Say.” Just in time for a showdown with Green Bay. Here are our favorite Adams lines from the video: > > “When Green Bay won the Super Bowl, who won the NFC North? Da Bears!” > > “Come on, Hester. Fair catch? I woulda took that, put a move on the dude and got ghost!” > > “Patrick Mannelly is the Brian Scalabrine of the Chicago Bears.
November 13, 2011 |
Orange you glad the Bears wore those jerseys Sunday? Ugh. Sorry. For the second time this season, the Bears donned their orange jerseys, and the results were about as good as they could have hoped. So, what how did orange help the Bears? Let us count the ways. Orange Julius Bears defensive end Julius Peppers forces a Calvin "Megatron" Johnson fumble with a vicious pro wrestling-style clothesline on the Lions' first drive. Brian Urlacher recovers, and the Bears jump out to a 7-0 lead on a Matt Forte touchdown run four plays later.
March 29, 2012 |
Time for the annual baseball season preview. Let's start with … wait. It's too painful. We'll put it off another week due to breaking news. Devin Thomas, welcome. You were an underachieving wide receiver with Washington. However, this is Chicago. We are geniuses at taking underachievers and keeping them underachieving. (Marion Barber. It's true). However, you're a tall receiver and I'm all for it. So now it's Brandon Marshall, Thomas and Earl Bennett. Not a smurf to be found anywhere!
October 11, 2012 |
I've got three fives for you in describing the Bears defense. Five games, five touchdowns given up, five touchdowns scored. Nice numbers and a good week to rest up with games against Detroit, Carolina and Tennessee coming up. However, they still look offensively challenged, so I'm suggesting this for the bye week. Use the extra time to install what I call the Bears D Offensive Package. It's simple, really. We take our two best offensive players, Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman, and instead of just playing them on defense, we play them on offense.