Bye Week

Thayer: Bye Week Will Provide Much-Needed Rest For Bears VeteransFormer 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.
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.
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.
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.
Why The Bye Week Could Hurt The BearsThe 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.
Bears Have Work To Do During Bye WeekThe 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.
Despite 2 Home Losses, No Bye Week Blues For BearsDespite two straight home losses, there are no bye week blues at Halas Hall.