Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions (1:00 ET, FOX, 9/29/2013)

In Bears by myles35 Comments

Last Week The Lions pulled away in the 4th quarter en route to a 27-20 win at the hapless Redskins. The Bears dominated the Steelers 40-23, though it was closer than the score indicated. Bears Run Versus Lions Run Defense Matt Forte finally broke out against the Steelers, sort of. The bulk of his 87 yards came on a 55 …

2013-14 Week 3 NFL Rankings

In Bears, Football by myles54 Comments

Now that we have the bare minimum of games played to derive some meaning to how good football teams are relative to each other (and we really still don't, but here we are anyway), it's time to roll something out that I've been doing for a few years: an objective ranking system for NFL teams (well, 2 rankings).  The first …

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Bears 24, Bengals 21

In Bears by myles9 Comments

Well, the game didn't really pan out how I expected it to (though the margin of victory was identical). Bears Run Versus Bengals Run Defense I said that this was a defense that could be run on, but I was wrong. Forte carried the ball 19 times for just 50 yards; as a team, the Bears were 28 for 81 …

Cincinnati Bengals @ Chicago Bears (1PM ET, CBS)

In Bears by Sitrick5 Comments

It's the first game of the season, as the Bengals take on the Bears. Last year both teams finished the year 10-6; while that mark was good enough in the putrid AFC, the Bears were on the outside looking in last season.  Bears Run vs Bengals Run Defense Cincinnati is a team that can be run on. Last year, the …

Chicago Bears’ Preseason Depth Chart

In Bears by myles56 Comments

The Bears released their preseason depth chart, their first one of the season. Here it is: Some takeaways: Kyle Long is going to start Week 1 at RG, that's all there is to it. He's listed as the "co-starter," which is a gentleman's way of saying "we're starting the rookie, thanks."  Eben Britton is slotted as the backup RT, with …

Bears Training Camp Week 1: Hester on Expanded ST, Bushrod Day-to-Day

In Bears, Commentary And Analysis by myles50 Comments

Training camp is under way, and (precious few) interesting tidbits have emerged: The Bears used pads for the first time on Sunday.  Devin Hester apparently IS going to at least practice some expanded ST duties this year. He apparently almost blocked a kick in practice, according to a Zach Zaidman tweet (he's a good follow). Jermon Bushrod is day-to-day with a …

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Goodnight, Lovie

In Bears by myles34 Comments

After 9 years and 3 playoff wins, the Bears have fired Lovie Smith. To start, I'd like to say that I don't think Lovie Smith is a terrible coach. Smith led the Bears to a record of 81-63 from 2004 to 2012, and a winning percentage of .563 is 9th of 32 franchises during his tenure. He was also 9-3 …

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Week 17: Chicago at Detroit

In Bears by myles18 Comments

The Bears enter Week 17 with everything to play for. Win against the Lions, and the dream of losing in the first round of the playoffs is still alive. Lose, and the McCaskeys will have to find an inventive way to rationalize keeping Lovie "3 playoff wins in 9 years with the best defense of the decade" Smith for another …