Originally written on NBC Chicago  |  Last updated 11/14/14

TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 12: Quarterback Josh McCown #12 of the Arizona Cardinals rows a pass agaisnt the San Francisco 49ers on December 12, 2004 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The 49ers won in overtime 31-28. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Though the Bears are officially out of the playoff chase after Sunday's loss to Green Bay, there were bright spots in the loss. There were also some big black holes. Grizzly Bears: Josh McCown: While McCown's play didn't reach the statospheric levels of Aaron Rodgers, he was perfectly competent. He got rid of the ball well, connected with his receivers, and kept the Bears moving up the field. Did you notice the lack of three-and-outs? Or how rarely we saw punter Adam Podlesh? Or that the Bears owned the Packers in time of possession? Bears fans can't help but wonder why he wasn't on the field weeks ago. Kahlil Bell: Tabbed as the starter because of Marion Barber's calf injury, Bell ran for 121 yards. He played patiently, waiting for his blocks. One thing for Bell to work on in the off-season is holding onto the ball. Because of smart play by Edwin Williams, neither fumble was disastrous, but a fumble-free game is better. Edwin Williams and the O-line: Sure, Bell fanta...
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