Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/24/12
As Week 7 in the NFL season came to an end last evening, the Chicago Bears picked up their fifth victory of the young season and sit atop the NFC North with a 5-1 record. It was a hard-fought battle against the division rival Detroit Lions. It was a perfect autumn evening for football, and the Bears did not disappoint the home crowd at Soldier Field in Chicago.The Bears have had some bumps along the road so far this season. The offense has shown some weaknesses, both in personnel and internal communication. The offensive line has some sub-par talent starting and there are consistently too many timeouts wasted due to slow play calling. Those are the downsides of that offense. Fortunately for Chicago, there are plenty of positives to speak of as well. The Bears welcomed in offseason acquisition Brandon Marshall with open arms, as the Bears have lacked a star wide receiver for decades. The reunion of he and former teammate Jay Cutler had the potential for great success, and it seems as...
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