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Before the 2012 NFL season kicked off if someone were to tell Chicago Bears fans that their team would be 7-2 and in first place in the NFC North heading into Week 11 most would have been more than satisfied. Such a record would validate all the offseason transactions the Bears made but more importantly, the team would be better than the Green Bay Packers. Oh but what a funny thing the NFL is.
With 10 weeks of the regular season behind us the Chicago Bears are indeed 7-2 and atop the NFC North, but none of the remainder of the above scenario bares any truth. The Bears offense is downright pathetic and it makes no sense. For starters the addition of WR Brandon Marshall and RB Michael Bush was supposed to bring a new dynamic to the Bears offense. Marshall was to be the big downfield playmaker that Chicago has been missing ever since they traded for Jay Cutler, and Bush would combine with Matt Forte to form a thunder and lightning type duo in the backfield. But after nine g...
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Coach Lovie Smith says the Chicago Bears properly handled quarterback Jay Cutler's concussion on Sunday night.
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This was system failure, maybe system overload for the NFL. You get a big game like Sunday night, Houston at Chicago, and hope to see statements made, questions answered.
We got statements, all right. When Houston linebacker Tim Dobbins cheap-shotted Jay Cutler -- in the officials' opinion -- by going helmet-to-helmet after Cutler had thrown a pass, Dobbins was allowed to stay...
After Bears quarterback Jay Cutler went down with a concussion, in stepped high-priced veteran backup Jason Campbell to relax the fears of Bears fans. Campbell's signing in the off-season was seen as a major upgrade over Caleb Hanie but instead Campbell struggled nearly as much as Hanie did in relief of Cutler.
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The Bears lost twice Sunday night, the game to the Texans and Jay Cutler to a concussion while the Vikings pulled out of free-fall mode against the Lions.
The Houston Texans kept taking the ball away from the Chicago Bears. Then, they took their quarterback out of the game.
Arian Foster finished with 102 yards rushing and a touchdown catch, and the Houston Texans intercepted Jay Cutler twice before knocking him out of the game with a concussion on their way to a 13-6 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.
In a showdown between...
Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings (26) leaves the field after losing to the Houston Texans at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday, November 11, 2012. (Chris Sweda/ Chicago Tribune)
Here are the Week 11 Bears power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #3 (Last week: #3)
Analysis, “The defense is clearly elite and reliable. The offense will need to catch up if the...
[caption id="attachment_10335" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) walks off after throwing an interception to the Houston Texans in the second quarter Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at Soldier Field. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)[/caption]
The Houston Texans simply made more plays than the Chicago Bears on Sunday night...
In tonight’s contest between the Chicago Bears (7-2) and Houston Texans (8-1), two of the best teams in the NFL squared off. Yet injuries and poor play de-railed the home team in a 13-6 loss.