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Chicago Bears Flash Glimmer of Offensive Potential Against Oakland Raiders
August 24th, 2013 at 11:33 AM
***PHOTO1*** It must have been a heck of a pep talk from "Da Coach," Mike Ditka, in practice this week.  Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler sliced the Oakland Raider defense for 142 yards and a touchdown, running back Matt Forte powered his way to 76 yards, and that was in just a...

Best/Worst Case for the Chicago Bears’ Offense at the Oakland Raiders
August 23rd, 2013 at 10:38 AM
The Chicago Bears are in the Bay Area for their third (and most important) preseason matchup, this time against the Oakland Raiders.  As the Bears go for their final "dress rehearsal," we take a look at the best and worse case scenarios for the offense... with a dramatic twist. Jay Cutler: Spaceballs Best...

Chicago Bears Encouraged by Rookies on the Offensive Line
August 22nd, 2013 at 9:50 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears are in the middle of a youth movement on the offensive line.  Both rookie right tackle Jordan Mills and rookie right guard Kyle Long have impressed so far this preseason, and could be in line to crack the starting lineup on opening day. The duo isn't just impressing...

Analysis: Why the Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall Combo Isn’t Enough for the Chicago Bears
August 21st, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says, “Don’t panic.”  Despite targeting wide receiver Brandon Marshall on all five of his passes in the team’s second preseason game, Cutler says he’ll spread the ball out once the regular season hits. ***PHOTO1*** But what is his definition of “spread the ball out?”  Cutler’s reliance on...

Report: Cut in Playing-Time Equals Cut in Pay for Chicago Bears’ J’Marcus Webb
August 20th, 2013 at 12:06 PM
After being banished to second team duty, Chicago Bears offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb got more bad news this week according to the Chicago Tribune.  Webb's base salary has been dropped, and he'll have to earn the remainder of his pay through performance bonuses. ***PHOTO1*** Webb was scheduled to earn $1.323 million this year,...

Chicago Bears Lose Goal Line Threat with Michael Bush Placed on IR
December 19th, 2012 at 10:26 AM
***VIDEO1*** Although Michael Bush didn't want his sole purpose of joining the Chicago Bears to be the goal line back when he signed a four-year deal this offseason, he has been pigeon-holed to that role, and was quite effective. More often than not, Bush has found the end zone in goal-to-goal situations,...

Chicago Bears Could Add Kahlil Bell Back into Running Back Mix
December 18th, 2012 at 10:49 AM
The Chicago Bears could be adding a familiar face into its running back rotation. ***PHOTO1*** Kahlil Bell was recently released by the New York Jets, and is expected to return to the Bears because backup Michael Bush is ailing from a rib injury. Bell was on the Bears earlier this season before being...

Adrian Peterson Runs All Over Chicago Bears in 21-14 Minnesota Vikings Win
December 10th, 2012 at 10:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** Adrian Peterson continues to amaze week in and week out. When the Minnesota Vikings have the ball, teams could put 11 guys in the box and he's still run wild. Everyone knows he's getting the ball, and he's still able to accumulate big, timely plays for his team. It started on the...

Chicago Bears to Workout RB Ryan Grant
September 25th, 2012 at 11:43 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears will workout ex-Packer running back Ryan Grant at Halas Hall today. ***PHOTO2*** The fact that the Bears are working out the running back would make you think Matt Forte won't play Monday. In Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams, Michael Bush took some shots according to head coach...

Lovie Smith ‘Hopeful’ Matt Forte Will Play Vs. Dallas Cowboys
September 24th, 2012 at 1:50 PM
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said he hopes running back Matt Forte will be available for the team's next game, Oct. 1 against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football. ***PHOTO1*** Michael Bush started in place of Forte on Sunday and racked up 55 yards and a touchdown in his absence. As...

Matt Forte Ruled Out Vs. St. Louis Rams
September 22nd, 2012 at 10:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte will not be in the lineup Sunday vs. the St. Louis Rams because of a right ankle injury, according to head coach Lovie Smith. "Matt Forte is making a lot of progress but he won't be ready to this week, so he is out for...

Lovie Smith: No High Ankle Sprain for Matt Forte
September 17th, 2012 at 11:38 AM
***PHOTO1*** Good news for Matt Forte, he doesn't have a high ankle sprain. That's what Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said Monday, but didn't go into specifics on the running back's ankle. Forte was injured during the Bears 23-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers Thursday night and it was reported he...

Chicago Bears’ Matt Forte Leaves Game with Ankle Injury
September 14th, 2012 at 10:32 AM
***VIDEO1*** Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte left Thursday night's game vs. the Green Bay Packers with a right ankle injury in the third quarter. Forte caught a pass from quarterback Jay Cutler out left and fell directly on the ankle when being brought to the ground. It is believed Forte suffered...

Fantasy Football Week 2: Top Waiver Pickups
September 11th, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Week 1 is officially over. Some studs showed up to play (Arian Foster and Ray Rice) while others floundered in their season debuts (Chris Johnson). We saw some surprise performances (Kevin Ogletree) and those who trusted rookies either looked really good (Robert Griffin III) or really bad (Trent Richardson). Remember fantasy owners,...

Fantasy Football 2012: 5 Players Whose Stock is Falling
September 4th, 2012 at 1:15 PM
Yesterday, we at Bears 101 analyzed five guys who's fantasy football stock has been on the incline. Now, it's time to see who is going the other direction. ***PHOTO1*** Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals, QB: Dalton has been falling down draft boards recently, almost to the point where he isn't even being drafted....

Fantasy Football 2012: 5 Players Whose Stock is on the Rise
September 3rd, 2012 at 2:00 PM
As we inch closer and closer to the start of the football season, fantasy football fans are looking to get in a final draft right before opening kickoff on Wednesday night. With that in mind, teams will begin to look different as 53-man rosters are now official, and depth charts are...

Madden 13: Matt Forte Rated Sixth Best Running Back
August 16th, 2012 at 2:17 PM
***VIDEO1*** With Madden 13 set to release in about two weeks, everyone wonders what ratings their favorite players will have. For Chicago Bears fans, we learn running back Matt Forte is a 93 overall. Forte finally received his payday before the start of training camp, his is rating in the popular video...

Fantasy Football 2012 Preview: Fall of the Running Back
August 1st, 2012 at 12:50 PM
The landscape of fantasy football is drastically changing. Remember when there was a time it was a crime not to take a running back in the first round of your fantasy football draft? Oh how times have changed. With all the platoon running systems in the league and the amount of...

Michael Bush’s Role: the ‘Battering Ram’
July 31st, 2012 at 9:18 AM
With Matt Forte in the midst of a contract dispute, the Chicago Bears went out and signed running back Michael Bush to a four year contract as a precautionary measure. Now that Forte has signed and is working out in camp, the question beings, where will Michael Bush be slotted in...

Matt Forte “Feels Good” to Be Back with Bears
July 24th, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Arriving at Bears training camp today, which officially opens tomorrow, running back Matt Forte addressed the media and talked for the first time publicly and in person about his contract dispute with the Bears and how relieved he is that it saw resolution that both sides can be happy about.  “It wasn’t...