Bears Need A Strong Gameplan For The Seahawks- Sam Householder nicely breaks down what the Bears need to do to beat the Seahawks. (Windy City Gridiron)
Know Your Opponent: Seattle Seahawks- Dan Durkin with an in-depth breakdown of the Seahawks. (CBS Chicago)
Analyzing The Seahawks' Offense For Week 13- Matt Eurich breaks down the Seahawks' offense. (Bears Backer)
Analyzing The Seahawks' Defense For Week 13- Eurich's breakdown of the Seahawks' defense. (Bears Backer)
The Chicago Bears have compiled a 27-10 (.730) record in the last 37 regular season contests in which QB Jay Cutler has started, dating back to Week 16 of the 2009 season, including a 8-2 record in 2012. During that time, Cutler has completed 659 of 1,103 passing attempts (59.7 percent) for 8,144 yards, 57 touchdowns and 35 interceptions for an 86.6 passer rating."
Darren Doxey makes terrific points like you see above throughout his excellent piece directed at the Cutler haters. (Chicago Bears Huddle)
Four Downs- ESPN Chicago experts tackle four Bears topics with fact or fiction answers. Here are the topics, and I'll provide my own answers to the questions on here (but make sure to read their analysis as well).
1. The Bears Will Win The NFC North.
Really, I consider it a coin flip, but obviously in that scenario I'm going to side with the Bears instead of the Packers.
If the Bears lose today, I would say the Packers (who I can't see losing to the Vikings in Green Bay, especially with Percy Harvin out). But most likely, it will come down to who wins their game on December 16th at Soldier Field. And right now, I consider that a coin flip, too (assuming Jeffery is back).
2. The Bears Lose Nothing When Michael Bush Replaces Matt Forte.
I think most everybody would agree with this. Bush is a starting-caliber back and excels in short-yardage, an area where Forte struggles. But Forte is the better all-around back, one of the best receiving backs in the NFL, and has the ability to hit the home run on occasion. The Bears can certainly get by with Bush, but he's not Forte.
3. The Bears' Offensive Line Will Be Significantly Weakened By The Loss Of Lance Louis.
And I'm not saying Louis won't be missed, because he definitely will be. He was the one consistently solid player on the line.
But I don't know if it's even very possible for this line to be "significantly weakened". They've played terribly for the most part. I think the line will be better as the year goes along than it's performed so far. But would it be even better if Louis were around? Certainly.
4. Brandon Marshall Is The Bears' MVP On Offense.
Generally, Cutler is the most valuable player on this entire team as we continue to see with how the Bears perform while he's out. But if we're basing it on the production this year from Bears' offensive players? It's Marshall, and it's not close. (ESPN Chicago)
Bears Prepare To Limit 'Beast Mode'- Stopping Marshawn Lynch is the No. 1 priority for the Bears' defense today. (ESPN Chicago)