Bears Draft Chalk Talk

Bears running back Matt Forte. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Patience Is Key Against Lovie’s Scheme

Tampa Bay's defense is designed to make foes dink and dunk their way downfield.

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Durkin’s Playbook: Bears’ Dagger Route Faces Tampa-2

It’s an all-22 look at how the Bears have attacked the Tampa-2 this year.

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Remember Emery’s Last Words On Lovie?

Phil Emery gave the Bears a mission statement when he fired Lovie Smith.

Devin Hester.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Trucker Pleads Guilty To Scamming Devin Hester

Gregg Steinnagel, 53, promised quick, large profits to Hester if he invested with a pal, then kept the cash for himself.

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

Bears Notes: Defense Held Players-Only Film Session

Plus, Lance Briggs says Lovie Smith “should be remembered as one of the great coaches in Chicago.”

Bucs coach Lovie Smith. (Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Lovie Smith: Coaching Bears Was A ‘Dream Come True’

“I don’t need anything validated this week,” Smith says.

Lovie Smith, left, and Brian Urlacher with the Bears in 2008. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Listen: Brian Urlacher On Lovie Smith, Bears

“He’s trying to change the culture down there,” Urlacher says of Smith in Tampa Bay.

Bucs coach Lovie Smith. (Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Doomsday Scenario Of Loviefest

The Bears’ season can’t get worse, right? Oh yes it can.

Bucs coach Lovie Smith. (Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

A preseason sleeper, the Bucs’ 2-8 start has been a major disappointment.

Bears center Roberto Garza. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Garza Still Has Appreciation For The Game

Bears center Roberto Garza played his 200th career game on Sunday.

Marc Mariani in 2011. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bears Make Minor Roster Moves

Chicago has signed Marc Mariani and waived Ahmad Dixon.

Bears defensive end Jared Allen, left. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

24 Hours Later: Holmes On Bears-Vikings

Sunday was a workman-like win for Chicago, which was a step in the right direction.

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: ‘Still Wasn’t Good Enough,’ Marshall Says

Brandon Marshall isn’t under any illusions about Sunday’s winning performance.

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall runs runs after a catch in Chicago's 21-13 win against Minnesota on Sunday at Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Impressions From Bears-Vikings

Chicago beat an inferior opponent at home, which is what teams are supposed to do.

Bears running back Matt Forte, left. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bears-Vikings Fast Facts

One Bear you can always count on? Matt Forte, through good times and bad.

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Gabriel: Bears-Vikings Positives/Negatives

Other than a few curious plays, there was a lot to like about the Bears on Sunday, Greg Gabriel writes.

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

Trestman: ‘Guys Hung Together’

“The guys hung together, played very hard,” Bears coach Marc Trestman says.

Bears defensive end Jared Allen, left, rushes the passer Sunday in Chicago's 21-13 win against Minnesota at Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Allen Gets First Win At Soldier Field; Trestman Explains Decisions

Jared Allen played his best game of the season against his former team.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler attempts a pass as Vikings defenders Chad Greenway and Sharrif Floyd pursue him in Chicago's 21-13 win on Sunday at Soldier Field. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin: It Wasn’t Pretty, But Cutler Delivers

“We realized we have a better team in that locker room than we are playing with,” Jay Cutler says.

Bears tight end Martellus Bennett runs after making a catch Sunday in Chicago's 21-13 win against Minnesota at Soldier Field. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Still Hard To Enjoy

Dinner will taste a little better, but we still have to digest a lost Bears season.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler threw for 330 yards in Sunday's 21-13 home win against the Vikings. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Cutler Leads Struggling Bears Over Vikings, 21-13

Jay Cutler threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns, and the Bears won for just the second time in seven games.