Cincinnati Bengals

Martellus Bennett #83 of the Chicago Bears catches the ball for a touchdown over George Iloka #43 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field on September 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Bengals 24-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Bears 24, Bengals 21

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.

670 The Score–09/08/2013

Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears throws the game-winning touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field on September 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Bengals 24-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cutler, Marshall Lead Bears Over Bengals 24-21

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.

09/08/2013

James Brown #78 of the Chicago Bears awaits the start of play against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field on August 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Chargers 33-28. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Brown, Wilson Among Bears’ Inactives Vs Bengals

The Bears’ inactives Sunday against the Bengals include one surprise: James Brown.

09/08/2013

Tom Brady and  Bill Belichick. (Credit: Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 1 NFL Picks

It’s here. It’s finally here. The NFL is back!

670 The Score–09/07/2013

Jordan Mills and Kyle Long. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Keys To The Game – Bears Vs Bengals

Here are Jeff Joniak’s Keys to the Game for the Bears’ Week 1 matchup with the Bengals.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2013

Earl Bennett.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Is Bennett’s Future In Doubt?

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?

670 The Score–09/06/2013

Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Expert Picks: Bengals Spoil Trestman’s Debut

Our panel sees a close game, but the majority are going with the Bengals.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2013

D.J. Williams. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Briggs Says D.J. Williams Will Start

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.

670 The Score–09/05/2013

Jay Cutler. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Trestman Confident He Can Handle Cutler

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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/05/2013

Cincinnati Bengals. (Credit: Getty Images)

Silverman: Bengals Appear To Be Best In Slumping AFC

The Bengals are a legitimate Super Bowl team because they are dangerous and keep getting better.

670 The Score–09/05/2013

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. (Getty Images)

Morning Bears Bits: What Can Be Taken From ‘Hard Knocks’?

The Bengals have a very impressive coaching staff.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2013

Brandon Marshall. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Bears Completely Healthy Going Into Week 1

It wasn’t hard for the Bears to fill out their first NFL-mandated injury report of the season Wednesday.

670 The Score–09/04/2013

Andy Dalton.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals are the NFL equivalent of a “butterface.”

670 The Score–09/04/2013

Jordan Mills #67 and Kyle Long #75 of the Chicago Bears line up for a play against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field on August 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Chargers 33-28. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: New Faces Give Bears O-Line Potential For Improvement

With six new offensive linemen, including four starters the Bears have the potential to be significantly improved up front.

09/03/2013

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 08: Giovani Bernard #25 of the Cincinnati Bengals rushes away from Shann Schillinger #29 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on August 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Rookie Running Back Giovani Bernard Captivating Crowds

Giovani “Gio” Bernard is creating monster waves during training camp for the Cincinnati Bengals that may prove to be a “Haitian Hurricane” on the NFL field.

08/25/2013

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Silverman: Seahawks, Bengals & Niners Will Have NFL’s Best Defenses

A winning defense is not going to be reminiscent of the old Steel Curtain or the ’85 Bears. Today, it’s about coming up with turnovers and key stops.

670 The Score–08/20/2013

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Does A Cutler Contract Hinge On The Playoffs?

I doubt that’s the deciding factor when Phil Emery sits down with Cutler’s representation after this season.

670 The Score–08/16/2013

Dane Sanzenbacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Let’s Mock People Still In Love With Dane Sanzenbacher

So let’s mock some folks who assess talent based on preseason spurts, shall we?

CBS Chicago–08/12/2013

Adam 'Pacman' Jones. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones Reportedly Arrested For Slapping Woman

After restarting his career with the Bengals, Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones has allegedly been arrested for slapping a woman.

670 The Score–06/10/2013

Andre Smith. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Bengals Player Arrested For Bringing Gun To Airport

The Cincinnati Bengals are making headlines again for all the wrong reasons.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2013

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