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  • 5 storylines to watch as Bears play out string

    5 storylines to watch as Bears play out string
    It has been three years since the Bears played a regular-season game without any chance of making the playoffs. That's the bleak probability they face, though, after Thursday's 34-17 loss to the Lions dropped them three games out of a wild-card spot...
  • Even if Lions game was pass-fail, the Bears would merit collective F

    Even if Lions game was pass-fail, the Bears would merit collective F
    The Bears didn't fail as much in the running game in Thursday's 31-17 road loss to the Lions as they abandoned it. Choosing not to run into what they clearly figured was a brick wall, coach Marc Trestman tried to direct the offense around the talented...
  • Numbers to know as the Bears season sputters to an end

    Numbers to know as the Bears season sputters to an end
    Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: the important statistical developments to keep an eye on during the season’s...
  • Are the problems on defense more about the players or Mel Tucker?

    Are the problems on defense more about the players or Mel Tucker?
    I subscribe to ProFootballFocus.com. Tim Jennings, Charles Tillman, Lance Briggs and Jeremiah Ratliff are the only defensive players who have played above average this year. Considering their injuries, aren't the problems on defense related more to the...
  • 10 thoughts after Bears' loss to Vikings

    10 thoughts after Bears' loss to Vikings
    Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears’ season ended Sunday with a 13-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium, the eighth loss in the last 10 games and likely the end of the Marc Trestman era. 1. Has Marc Trestman been using the wrong...
  • Cowboys' Dez Bryant gives Bears' Kyle Fuller second tough week in a row

    The Bears can continue to use five-man zone pressure on third-down situations against the Cowboys, but they need to win one-on-one matchups on the edge and take away the intermediate throwing lanes to limit quarterback Tony Romo and receiver Dez Bryant....
  • Bears safety Ryan Mundy key to taking away Lions post patterns inside 35

    Bears safety Ryan Mundy key to taking away Lions post patterns inside 35
    The Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford can challenge the Bears Cover-3 defense in the strike zone (20-35 yard line) by running the double-post concept to target Calvin Johnson while also creating an opportunity for rookie tight end Eric Ebron on the...
  • Bears defense in doldrums

     Bears defense in doldrums
    The second phase of the Bears midseason review examines a defense that has not distanced itself enough from last season's debacle. An intriguing mix of relatively old players and young prospects has not combined to form the consistently disruptive...
  • Is Stephen Paea better for the Bears than Henry Melton?

    Stephen Paea has been playing at a high level and in some ways may make you forget about the loss of Henry Melton. I know it's only seven games into the season, but in a vacuum, who would you rather have on the Bears? -- Elijah, Chicago, from email ...
  • Bears' Jeremiah Ratliff has proved critics wrong

    Bears' Jeremiah Ratliff has proved critics wrong
    For all the talk of a leadership void in the Bears locker room, there is a rock in the middle of the defense. Tackle Jeremiah Ratliff isn't going to be one to rattle the walls with a loud speech, but he's providing an example for Stephen Paea and rookie...
  • Do you think Stephen Paea is back next year?

    Given the solid play of the rookie defensive tackles, do you think Stephen Paea is back next year? He's playing the best ball of his career. -- @_D_R_R _ from Twitter Paea is definitely playing the best football of his career. He’s healthy and...