Found November 15, 2011 on The Penalty Flag:
  All season long the Chicago Bears Matt Forte has been a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest as he has singularly carried a lethargic offense to a 5-3 record through a brutal first half schedule.  Directly responsible for over 40% of Chicago’s total offense over the first eight games of 2011, Forte had the Bears’ front office backed into a corner as his play on the field put him in elite company of NFL running backs.  Forte’s pace going into Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions all but guaranteed that the Bears would have to pay big in order to keep No. 22 after this season.  With dominating performances by a marquee player in a contract year it’s easy to understand why the hopes of the Bear faithful rested on the legs of Matt Forte going into Week 10 as he surely would be the key to victory in a must win game against the NFC North rival Lions.  What happened instead was completely opposite as to the delight of the Chicago fans the Bears’ defense found renewed strength anchoring the team to a 37-13 win. If you didn’t watch the game and read Forte’s stat line the natural assumption would be that [...]

Bears Work Out O-Lineman, IR S Waters

The Chicago Bears searched for depth to add to their offensive line after guard Chris Williams season-ending injury on Sunday, working out three lineman with previous NFL experience on Tuesday.  Brought in for workouts were: Mansfield Wrotto, Renardo Foster and Mike Gibson worked out for the team at Halas Hall. Edwin Williams, who took over after Chris Williams left the [...]

Execution has been key for Bears defense

After a very poor start to the season, Chicago's defense has been lights out the past month. Lovie Smith says the team hasn't changed their scheme, the players are just performing better.

VIDEO: Tim Jennings - postgame

Bear Report caught up with Bears cornerback Tim Jennings in the locker room after the team's Week 10 win over rival Detroit. He talks about the defensive strategy, frustrating the Lions and more.

Who Stood Out in the Bears Win?

Everything about the Bears win over the Lions was memorable, but who had performances that truly stood out? Take a closer look at Peanut, Hester, Pep and Cutty with help from "The Lion King." Grizzly Bears -- the players who turned the Detroit into Simba and Nala at the beginning of "The Lion King." Charles Tillman -- Peanut had the job of stopping Calvin...

Peppers sits out practice, but expected to face Chargers

Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers was held out of practice Wednesday as he continues to recover from an MCL sprain in his left knee.

Hester wins 12th career player-of-week honor

So much for Devin Hester being sick: The Chicago Bears kick returner exited Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions early due to an illness, but he accomplished enough before leaving to be named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week.

NFL still sorting out fine mess

Players from the Bears and Detroit Lions are expected to make a sizeable contribution to the NFL’s charitable partners this week. A scrap between Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Bears cornerback D.J. Moore cleared both benches and required several minutes to be sorted out. Based on the NFL’s...

Bears Extract Revenge on Lions

I don’t have any more superlatives than have already been said by everyone else on the Bears’ dominant 37-13 win over the Detroit Lions.  The Bears most certainly extracted revenge for the Monday night defeat in Detroit a few weeks back. Let’s here what you all think. I just hope the loss of guard Chris Williams for the season won’t impact the offensive line that had really...

Bye week did little to aid Detroit Lions, but wasn't cause of loss to Chicago Bears

"I think we just came out here and didn't play our best," said left guard Rob Sims.
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