The temperature was frigid, but the Bears offense was anything but in a 45-28 rout of the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night football.
With four games remaining, 29 teams remain in contention for a playoff spot.
It takes more than speed and strength to play wide receiver in the NFL.
The Cowboys have been in this situation before. Win out, and they’re in the playoffs. Yet, in back-to-back seasons, they’ve fallen at the finish line.
If there’s such a thing as earning a loss, the Bears did just that.
Entering Week 13, 24 teams remain in or within one game of a playoff bid.
For the second straight week, the Bears came out flat, except this time there was no comeback.
Heading into Week 12, 23 teams are either in or within one game of a playoff bid. A marquee matchup between two old foes is rekindled on Sunday night.
Nine weeks ago, Rams rookie running back Zac Stacy was a healthy scratch.
While the pace may be glacial, the Rams are making progress.
The Bears weathered the storm, literally and figuratively, in a 23-20 marathon win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Ten weeks in the books and 23 teams remain in or within one-and-a-half games of a playoff bid. Week 11 is highlighted by two marquee, prime time matchups.
Collectively, the Baltimore Ravens offense has struggled to move the ball and score points. However, one bright spot has been wide receiver Torrey Smith.
It’s hard to write off a team that’s been to the playoffs five straight years.
Just six days ago, Bears head coach Marc Trestman was the toast of the town after a gutsy 4th-and-1 conversion that helped seal a victory against the Green Bay Packers.
Nine weeks into the season, there have been several notable turnarounds.
If the Bears find themselves still playing football next January, their conversion on a 4th-and-inches at their own 33-yard line against the Packers may have been the on-ramp in their road to the playoffs.
After dropping six straight in Lambeau Field and six straight to the Packers, the Bears were able to grind out a 27-20 win, creating a three-way tie atop the NFC North.
Only one game on the Week 9 docket features two teams with winning records, the Monday night matchup between the Bears and Packers.
When you have the best available quarterback in a passing league, running the ball seems unnecessary.