Found September 06, 2013 on Football Nation:
As the 2013 NFL season kicks off the Chicago Bears welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to Soldier Field for what should be one of the best games of the opening weekend.The Bengals enter the season with lofty expectations in the AFC as the Bears come in with questions surrounding their team.The Bears fired Lovie Smith after finishing 10-6, but missing the playoffs. New head coach Marc Trestman was a surprise hire to many, but has had NFL success working with quarterbacks.Chicago signal caller Jay Cutler is entering the final year of his contract and needs to have a great season to warrant a big extension.His counterpart, Andy Dalton, is expected to lead a team with Super Bowl aspirations. Both quarterbacks are surrounded by a lot of talent on the offensive side of the ball as well as great defenses.Here are three bold predictions for Sunday’s tilt:1. Matt Forte will have over 200 total yards of offenseTrestman loves to use the running back in the offense and Forte has been one of the best...

Bears using 'cheat sheet' on Bengals, watching 'Hard Knocks' for advantages

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman didn't want to touch the question. However, it's only common sense in a league where every advantage counts, not watching the HBO series 'Hard Knocks' who chronicles the Cincinnati Bengals training camp, the Bears season opener opponent wouldn't be doing due diligence.

The Known Knowns, Known Unknowns, and Unknown Unknowns About the Bears

I don't know if I've been more excited to get a Chicago Bears season started in such an unusual way that I am this year. It's exciting in that I have no idea what to expect.New Head Coach Marc Trestman has completely overhauled this offense so it looks like a big boy, NFL offense. If the Bears had at least an average offense last year, it's not a stretch to say they...

Bears enter season injury free, no players listed on injury report

According to Larry Mayer of, the Chicago Bears list zero players on their Friday injury report. The team is the only one of the 32 clubs not to report any injuries this week. Mike Wilkening of writes: 'The Bears’ Week One opponent, Cincinnati, lists eight players on its injury report, with starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth ...

A.J. Green earns his stripes with fresh new cleats

Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green showed off these sick cleats he plans on wearing for the season opener this weekend. The custom Nike cleats feature Tiger marking and a menacing Tiger eye on the side of them, as well as Green’s name on the back heel. Since the NFL is the “No Fun League” and has a billion rules about the tiniest uniform alterations, Green will probably wind...

ESPN NFL Predictions: Mike Ditka says Chicago Bears go all the way

The NFL season is just minutes away from beginning and ESPN’s 35 NFL pundits predicted the eight divisional winners, AFC and NFC wild cards, Super Bowl matchup, Super Bowl XLVIII champion and NFL MVP for 2013. Mike Ditka predicted the Chicago Bears to go all the way. (I’m sure, cough, cough, there’s NO BIAS at work there. None whatsoever). Of the 35 pundits, Mike Ditka was...

A.J. Green custom Bengals cleats (Photos)

A.J. Green’s custom Bengals cleats are pretty cool looking. [ Black Sports Online ] Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post A.J. Green custom Bengals cleats (Photos) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Photo: AJ Green shows off custom Cincinnati Bengals cleats

In anticipation of the 2013 NFL season, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver AJ Green had Kicks or Die create him a pair of sick custom cleats.

Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler’s wife, taking into police custody

Kristin Cavallari – wife of Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler – claims she was taken into custody by Chicago police this morning. The “crime?” Having a driver’s license from the incorrect state. In order to be freed, Kristin Cavallari had to post bail. Kristin Cavallari tweeted today: “Who knew having a California driver’s license in Illinois was a CRIME to be escorted to...

Shame On You Brian Urlacher!

I totally understand why ESPN and now FOX Sports 1 want to have athletes on as studio analysts. People still remember these players from their playing days and will want to tune in to see their favorite former superstars talk about the game since they can't see them play it anymore. They need to stop it. Too many of these guys just aren't any good at it. @BUrlacher54...

Cincinnati Bengals: Week 1 preview against Chicago Bears

I bet if you were to ask Cincinnati Bengals’ quarterback Andy Dalton if this season was “the season” for the Bengals, he’d probably say it’s just like any other season, and the team’s goal is to win and get to the Super Bowl. It’s true for every season and team in the NFL. But this year, with the recent winning seasons and the Bengals’ focus on offensive players...

Jim Nantz on calling the Chicago Bears season opener

Hello friends. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, the lead announce team will call Sunday’s season opener between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Chicago Bears. As CBS is the AFC carrier, they don’t get to see the Bears very often. But that could change this year: “I’m just delighted that we’re going to be in Chicago. Our group did not get a Bears game last year, and I think they’ll...

Notebook: Green light for Forte

Matt Forte knows he's on the verge of his best season as a pro. Plus Lance Briggs discusses the return of D.J. Williams, Jermon Bushrod talks about the new O-line and much more.
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.