(Eds: With AP Photos) The Chicago Bears seem to be finding their offense in pieces.
Matt Forte rushed for 205 yards last week as the Bears beat Carolina. Trouble was Chicago has sunk to 25th in passing at 211.5 yards per game and quarterback Jay Cutler has dropped to 26th in passer rating at 77.8.
The Bears have spent most of the season trying to strike the proper balance - and they aren't there yet.
''Looking at our offense right now, we need to get more from our passing game,'' coach Lovie Smith said as the Bears (2-2) prepared for Monday night's game at Detroit (4-0).
''I'm pleased with how we're protecting the football and some of those things like that,'' Smith said. ''But there will come a time when we're going to have to do a better job of passing the ball, and we will.''
Cutler had said it takes about ''five or six weeks'' for a passing offense to click, but he hedged on that this week.
''It could be 10, I don't know,'' Cutler said. ''It could be two years.''