Bears Draft Chalk Talk

Matt Forte. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: ‘We’re A Struggling Offense’

The Bears' fast start on offense fizzled fast against the Lions.

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Lions receiver catches a touchdown pass in front of Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller in Detroit's 34-17 win Sunday at Ford Field. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Durkin: The Bears Are Who We Thought They Were — Pretenders

Don’t be upset about the Bears, be thankful you know who they really are, writes Dan Durkin.

Detroits's Jason Jones sacks Chicago's Jay Cutler in the fourth quarter of the Lions' 34-17 win Thursday at Ford Field. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Bears Fall To 5-7 With 34-17 Loss To Lions

Calvin Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns.

Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears-Lions: Jeremiah Ratliff Inactive

Full list of inactives for today’s Bears-Lions game.

: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions rushes Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears during the third quarter of the game at Ford Field on October 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Preview: Bears-Lions

This game will come down to which offensive line can control the line of scrimmage.

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lance Briggs Out, Jeremiah Ratliff Doubtful For Thursday’s Game

Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller is listed as questionable with a knee injury.

Ndamukong Suh. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Detroit Lions

Thursday is a huge game for the Bears (5-6) and Lions (7-4).

Matt Forte. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Joniak: Keys To Bears-Lions

Chicago must prevent Golden Tate and Calvin Johnson from making big plays.

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Bears Notes: Lions’ Pass Rush Has Bears’ Full Attention

The Lions defense is tops in the league in points allowed and rushing yards.

Adrian Peterson, left, talks with lawyer Rusty Hardin. (David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

Baffoe: What I’m Not Thankful For In 2014 Sports

Thursday Night Football, the Derrick Rose debates and Ronnie Woo Woo are on the list of turkeys.

Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea sacks Bucs quarterback Josh McCown on Sunday in Chicago's 21-13 win. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

24 Hours Later: Holmes On Bears-Bucs

It was ugly, but Sunday’s win was commendable for Chicago.

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Offense ‘Disturbing,’ Trestman Says

The status of injured defenders Lance Briggs and Kyle Fuller remains unclear.

Bears cornerback Demontre Hurst forced a third-quarter fumble against the Bucs that teammate Tim Jennings recovered. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Durkin: Impressions from Bears-Bucs

Chicago’s game plan isn’t taking advantage of its offensive advantages.

The Bears defense celebrates after recovering a fumble against the Bucs on Sunday. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Gabriel: Bears-Bucs Positives/Negatives

Chicago must replicate its second-half play moving forward.

Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea sacks Bucs quarterback Josh McCown on Sunday in Chicago's 21-13 win. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

View: Tampa Newspaper Wants To Give McCown Back To Bears

Public sentiment has turned on Bucs quarterback Josh McCown.

Running back Matt Forte  points to the sky after scoring against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third quarter Sunday. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bears-Bucs Fast Facts

Matt Forte moved into fourth place in franchise history in rushing touchdowns.

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman: Bears Still ‘A Long Way Off’

Marc Trestman was pleased with Sunday’s win but left wanting much more.

Matt Forte  carries the football 13 yds for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Leadership Rallies Bears At Halftime

The chorus of boos at the halftime whistle was much louder than the Bears’ play. Chicago trailed Tampa Bay 10-0 and should have been losing by more.

Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea sacks Bucs quarterback Josh McCown in Chicago's 21-13 win at Soldier Field on Sunday. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Were Simply Less Bad Than Bucs

It’s still hard to feel that things are on the upswing for the now 5-6 Bears.

Quarterback Josh McCown  of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hugs his former head coach Marc Trestman. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: McCown, Smith Come Up Short Against Former Team

Mere moments before kickoff at Soldier Field, the emotions finally set in for Josh McCown.

Bears safety Chris Conte runs down Bucs receiver Louis Murphy in Chicago's 21-13 win Sunday at Soldier Field. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Win ‘Bad Bowl’

If nothing else, Sunday ended a popular Josh McCown narrative.