While the Bears’ offensive line as a whole played well against the Bengals, right guard Kyle Long made his fair share of minor rookie mistakes.
Surprisingly enough, the Bengals chose to double team tight end Martellus Bennett.
After Week 1, the Bears are 1-0 and in a tie for first place in the NFC North.
Marc Trestman called the Bears’ 24-21 win over the Bengals a “team win” but the head coach saw plenty of room for improvement, specifically with the running game and the defensive line.
Here’s what I saw, what I heard and what I was told from the Bears-Bengals game.
Down by four points with 8:32 to play, the Bears made arguably their most aggressive call of the day.
After getting a win in his first game as an NFL head coach, Marc Trestman said he appreciated receiving the game ball from team captain Lance Briggs, but said he wished everyone in the organization could have gotten one.
Ballsy. That’s how the quarterback described his new head coach and play-caller after the Bears’ 24-21 season-opening win over the Bengals Sunday.
Despite a new regime and refreshed philosophy, the Bears season opener had several elements of years past. Here’s my rapid reaction to a gutsy performance by the Bears to get to 1-0 and win the first game of the Marc Trestman-era.
Jay Cutler passed to Brandon Marshall for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Chicago Bears rally for a 24-21 victory over the sloppy Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and giving Marc Trestman a victory in his coaching debut.
The Bears’ inactives Sunday against the Bengals include one surprise: James Brown.
It’s here. It’s finally here. The NFL is back!
Here are Jeff Joniak’s Keys to the Game for the Bears’ Week 1 matchup with the Bengals.
As expected, wide receiver Earl Bennett will play Sunday in the season opener against the Bengals, but now the question might be: how much will he play for the Bears this season?
Our panel sees a close game, but the majority are going with the Bengals.
Bears head coach Marc Trestman was not ready to name his starting middle linebacker Thursday, but his defensive signal caller went ahead and did it himself.
Most of Marc Trestman’s Thursday news conference was about Jay Cutler, where the quarterback is, if he’s ready to go in the new system, and how he’s been to work with.
The Bengals are a legitimate Super Bowl team because they are dangerous and keep getting better.
The Bengals have a very impressive coaching staff.
It wasn’t hard for the Bears to fill out their first NFL-mandated injury report of the season Wednesday.