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  • From depths of despair, can Bears reverse downward spiral?

    Heading into Thursday night's game, Bears running back Matt Forte had lost only a dozen fumbles in his seven-season career, an average of one every nine games and every 181 touches. So it was a surprise even to the Cowboys' defense early in the third...
  • Was the Bears' offensive line the best it has been all season?

    Was the Bears' offensive line the best it has been all season?
    Was that the Bears’ best offensive line combination last week? -- @TomOMalley23 from Twitter I don’t think so. For starters, left guard Matt Slauson is out of the lineup and given the choice between him or center Brian de la Puente playing...
  • Fantasy start/sit for Week 12: What Lovie Bowl lacks in quality, it could make up in quantity

    Oh, bless you, Lovie Smith, your legacy is our fantasy football harvest. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Bears -- the former, Smith's current team, and the latter his previous team -- meet on Sunday in what has been dubbed the Lovie Bowl. Alas, the...
  • With few more seasons, can Matt Forte make a case for Hall of Fame?

    With few more seasons, can Matt Forte make a case for Hall of Fame?
    If Matt Forte can stay healthy for three more seasons, he should be on a smooth track for 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards. Obviously three seasons for a high mileage back is no gimme, and I know this is extremely premature, but as a...
  • Look for Jay Cutler to take some shots downfield against Bucs' Cover-2

    Look for Jay Cutler to take some shots downfield against Bucs' Cover-2
    Jay Cutler and the Bears can take some shots down the field to target the top of the Buccaneers Cover-2 defense by creating vertical opportunities out of a 3-by-1 formation on the "Seattle" concept. As shown here, the Bears have their Posse/11 personnel...
  • Rough homecoming for Bucs' Lovie Smith, Josh McCown

    Rough homecoming for Bucs' Lovie Smith, Josh McCown
    Lovie Smith was buttoned up and all business as usual following Sunday's 21-13 loss to the Bears. The former Bears coach, who spent nine up-and-down years here, shrugged off any notion that personal emotions were involved in his return to Chicago as the...
  • Bears recap: Turnovers burn Lovie this time

    Bears recap: Turnovers burn Lovie this time
    Thanksgiving week often is packed with drama, football-fueled or otherwise. The Bears gave Chicago a jump-start on that emotional roller coaster Sunday. Sure, the matchup against old coach Lovie Smith and Tampa Bay was a scheduling coincidence, but it...
  • Matt Forte cashes in opportunities provided by Bears defense

    Matt Forte cashes in opportunities provided by Bears defense
    Credit for the Bears' final two touchdowns in Sunday's 21-13 win over the Buccaneers should go to the defense, which created takeaways on consecutive plays in the third quarter. And with the offense regaining possession inside the red zone both times,...
  • With unreliable offense, Bears lucky to pull out a victory

    With unreliable offense, Bears lucky to pull out a victory
    The points came in a flurry for the Bears after halftime Sunday, all 21 of them in the third quarter, including two Matt Forte touchdowns in the span of 1 minute, 49 seconds. But don't let that brief burst fool you. And don't twist the context of a...
  • Bears need to get Brandon Marshall much more involved in their offense

    Bears need to get Brandon Marshall much more involved in their offense
    You don't need the three-fingered grip of Odell Beckham Jr., to grasp that change is constant in the NFL. Just because you could do something one year, doesn't mean it's promised to you the next. Strengths can become weaknesses, dizzying success quickly...
  • Four reasons the Bears can give thanks

    Four reasons the Bears can give thanks
    Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: Thanksgiving, of course. The Bears will spend their Thanksgiving in Detroit, engaged...