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 the few advantages they had heading into...
October 20, 2013 |
At the risk of making the understatement of the year, the Bears' bye week likely could not have come at a better time. First Jay Cutler left Sunday's game in the second quarter with a groin injury. Then Lance Briggs went down with a shoulder issue. Then Charles Tillman and Major Wright were sidelined. Briggs' backup at linebacker, Blake Costanzo, needed X-rays. Even Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery looked shaken up at one point. After all that, the Bears' 45-41 loss to Washington, dropping them to 4-3 on the season, is almost an afterthought.
October 6, 2013 |
The undefeated New Orleans Saints marched into Soldier Field on Sunday - and they sprinted out with a 26-18 victory over the Bears. The Bears went from winning three in a row at the start of the season to losing back-to-back games, first against Detroit and now the Saints, who had lost the past three games they played in Chicago. "This is the NFL; any team can be beat on Sunday," cornerback Tim Jennings said. "Obviously we didn't play our best games these last two weeks, but we still have a long season ahead.
September 29, 2013 |
Filming for the new "Transformers" movie has been blowing up Chicago, much like the Bears had done for the first three weeks of the NFL season. On Sunday they put their undefeated record on the line in Detroit, home of automakers and star receiver Calvin "Megatron" Johnson. It didn't turn out well. Bad Jay Cutler showed up. So did big, bad Ndamukong Suh. Ditto for Reggie Bush. Add it up and it means the Bears lose 40-32, falling to 3-1 and into a tie with the Lions for the NFC North lead.
September 9, 2013 |
I watched the Bears 2013 season opener at a friend's apartment, and while we squirmed as Cincinnati jumped out 21-10, we at least had the comfort of not being a Lions fan. There was one in the room, watching the Lions on a laptop in his own little corner, and his agony comforted us. Bad things were happening everywhere - Peanut Tillman getting a pick-six called back, Andy Dalton and A.J. Green performing their own personal air show - but it was...
September 5, 2013 |
The great experiment begins. Can the Bears, always known for middle linebackers and running backs, evolve into a modern NFL franchise? One with an offensive-minded head coach, talented QB and modern-thinking GM? Of course not. This is Chicago, and we just don't do this! That won't stop us from trying, so here are some boldless predictions to start the season. Week 1: Home against the Bengals. To seem more like a Bears coach, Marc Trestman changes his name to Mark Trestman.