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Bye Week

Bears and Bucs players kneel in prayer after last week's game. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Thayer: Bye Week Will Provide Much-Needed Rest For Bears Veterans

Former Chicago Bear and WBBM Newsradio analyst Tom Thayer says a four-day rest is just what the veterans on the Bears need, as the team enters a bye week.

WBBM Newsradio–10/28/2011

Detailed view of a Super Bowl winners ring prior to the NFL International Series match between Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Lombardi: Too Many Days Off During Bye Week

With the Bears on their bye week, Michael Lombardi of NFL Network joined The Mully and Hanley Show to discuss how the new rules formatting the bye week will affect Chicago.

670 The Score–10/27/2011

Brandon Meriweather. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bowen: Safties Have To Change Style Of Play

Matt Bowen of The National Football Post and Chicago Tribune said it’s not just Meriweather who needs to change — it’s safeties across the board.

670 The Score–10/27/2011

Mike Martz and Lovie Smith

Bears Season Turned Around During ‘The Bye’

The beginning and end of the 2010 Chicago Bears’ season look like complete opposites. And the defining change during the season took place during a week the Bears didn’t play.


Matt Forte

Why The Bye Week Could Hurt The Bears

The Bears were rewarded for their 11-5 record with a first round bye in the playoffs and a home field advantage for this divisional round game. But according to’s Mike Florio, that week off could hurt them.

670 The Score–01/12/2011

Bears' Offensive Line

Bears Have Work To Do During Bye Week

The Bears ended the season at 11-5, and winners of the NFC North division. As a result they were awarded the number two-seed in the NFC and a first round bye. One of the advantages of that bye is a week to rest and address weaknesses.

670 The Score–01/04/2011

Jay Cutler

Despite 2 Home Losses, No Bye Week Blues For Bears

Despite two straight home losses, there are no bye week blues at Halas Hall.

CBS 2–10/27/2010