Cincinnati Bengals

Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long. (Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Long Thinks He Played ‘Terribly’ Against Bengals

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.

670 The Score–09/12/2013

Brandon Marshall. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Cutler To Marshall Game-Winner

Surprisingly enough, the Bengals chose to double team tight end Martellus Bennett.

670 The Score–09/11/2013

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

Miller: Bears Will Win NFC North

After Week 1, the Bears are 1-0 and in a tie for first place in the NFC North.

670 The Score–09/10/2013

Matt Forte.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Trestman Wants More From Run Game, D-Line

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.

670 The Score–09/09/2013

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

24 Hours Later: Laurence Holmes Breaks Down Bears-Bengals

Here’s what I saw, what I heard and what I was told from the Bears-Bengals game.

670 The Score–09/09/2013

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

Kyle Long Discusses Rookie Debut

Down by four points with 8:32 to play, the Bears made arguably their most aggressive call of the day.

670 The Score–09/09/2013

Marc Trestman.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman: ‘It Was A Gritty Win’ Over Bengals

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.


Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears passes against the Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field on September 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Armed With Protection And A Smart Game Plan, Cutler Delivers

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.


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.


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.


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