Josh McCown

Bears cornerback Demontre Hurst forced a third-quarter fumble against the Bucs that teammate Tim Jennings recovered. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Durkin: Impressions from Bears-Bucs

Chicago’s game plan isn’t taking advantage of its offensive advantages.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2014

Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea sacks Bucs quarterback Josh McCown on Sunday in Chicago's 21-13 win. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

View: Tampa Newspaper Wants To Give McCown Back To Bears

Public sentiment has turned on Bucs quarterback Josh McCown.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2014

Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea sacks Bucs quarterback Josh McCown in Chicago's 21-13 win at Soldier Field on Sunday. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Were Simply Less Bad Than Bucs

It’s still hard to feel that things are on the upswing for the now 5-6 Bears.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2014

Quarterback Josh McCown  of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hugs his former head coach Marc Trestman. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: McCown, Smith Come Up Short Against Former Team

Mere moments before kickoff at Soldier Field, the emotions finally set in for Josh McCown.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2014

Bears safety Chris Conte runs down Bucs receiver Louis Murphy in Chicago's 21-13 win Sunday at Soldier Field. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Win ‘Bad Bowl’

If nothing else, Sunday ended a popular Josh McCown narrative.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2014

Running back Matt Forte  points to the sky after scoring against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third quarter Sunday. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bears Rally For 21-13 Victory Over Buccaneers

Matt Forte rushed for two touchdowns in the third quarter, and the Bears spoiled Lovie Smith’s return to Chicago.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2014

Bucs quarterback Josh McCown. (Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Joniak: Keys To Bears-Bucs

Chicago must stay patient against Tampa Bay’s Cover-2 defense.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

Bears running back Matt Forte. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Patience Is Key Against Lovie’s Scheme

Tampa Bay’s defense is designed to make foes dink and dunk their way downfield.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2014

Colts running back Dan Herron, right. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Thomason: Week 12 Fantasy Football Sleepers

If you need a spot starter, give Dan Herron and Kenny Stills a look.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2014

Bucs coach Lovie Smith. (Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Doomsday Scenario Of Loviefest

The Bears’ season can’t get worse, right? Oh yes it can.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Bucs coach Lovie Smith. (Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

A preseason sleeper, the Bucs’ 2-8 start has been a major disappointment.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: ‘Still Wasn’t Good Enough,’ Marshall Says

Brandon Marshall isn’t under any illusions about Sunday’s winning performance.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2014

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Thomason: Week 11 Fantasy Football Sleepers

If you need a spot starter, consider Teddy Bridgewater or Bryce Brown.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Attempted Cutler Makeover Fizzling

Jay Cutler’s postgame demeanor has Bears officials rankled.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Abbatacola: 8-8 Is In Bears’ Future

Think about it this way: It took a historic performance by a backup QB in 2013 to get to .500.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cutler Sees Calm In Bears Huddle As Opener Awaits

“We’ve worked together,” Jay Cutler says. “Everyone has a good feel.”

CBS Chicago–09/04/2014

Bears reserve quarterback Jimmy Clausen. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Bears No. 2 QB Situation Is Mighty Unsettling

The sight of Jimmy Clausen or Jordan Palmer can only strike fear in Bears fans.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman directs his team at mini-camp in May. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Absolutely Most Important Things To Pay Attention To In Bears Camp

Forget X’s and O’s. Are Trestman and Emery robots? And what happens without Mannelly?

CBS Chicago–07/25/2014

David Fales. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Durkin: Rookie Spotlight – David Fales

Fales has quality anticipation and pocket awareness but needs to improve his arm strength.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2014

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Durkin’s Playbook: Breaking Down The Bears’ ‘Smash’ Route

The Bears are good in the red zone in part because of this go-to concept.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2014

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