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In this three part series, we will be breaking down the Chicago Bears schedule and predicting how the Monsters of the Midway will fare in 2012.
The Chicago Bears finished last season in the most average and disappoint way that a team could finish a season. After starting the season 7-3, Chicago lost Jay Cutler in what would end up being their fifth straight win and they lost Matt Forte two weeks later and only managed to win one more game after that.
The worst part about last year was right before the Bears lost Cutler, they had demolished the Detroit Lions and made the comeback kids look like the Motor City Kitties they used to be. Everything was clicking before it imploded in the worst; the Bears are looking to draw on that swagger for the entirety of the 2012.
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Games Played: 10
Completion Percentage: 58%
Passing Yards: 2,319
QB Rating: 85.7
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