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Roy Helu #29 of the Washington Redskins scores the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears during an NFL game at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears A Bad Dream

Figuring out what was meaningful from a game like that requires an unusual approach.

670 The Score–10/20/2013

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Tweetbag: Which Pending Free Agents Are Earning A Spot For Next Year?

Adam Hoge has a loaded Tweetbag to get you through the Bears’ off day.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2013

Matt Forte. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

24 Hours Later: Laurence Holmes Breaks Down Bears-Lions

ime offers the opportunity for perspective, so I thought it would be a good idea to wait each week to give my thoughts on the Bears game.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2013

Martellus Bennett #83 of the Chicago Bears makes a catch in front of Bill Bentley #28 of the Detroit Lions in the first quarter at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Bears Stay Positive After Bad Loss In Detroit

After a drama-free 3-0 start to the season, one major question remained about Bears’ first-year head coach Marc Trestman.

09/29/2013

Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears tries to escape the fourth quarter tackle of Willie Young #79 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 40-32. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Ugly Loss Tough To Digest

That sour taste is back. The Bears just refluxed.

670 The Score–09/29/2013

Charles Tillman tackles Calvin Johnson.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Trestman ‘Reasonably Optimistic’ Tillman Will Play

The final decision on Charles Tillman’s status will be made Sunday morning.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2013

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. (Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bears Offensive Line Prepares For Another Unique Front

The Lions’ wide-9 technique presents some new challenges.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2013

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

Joniak’s Journal: Offensive Line Creating Optimism

With four new bodies up front, the Bears offensive line is creating a lot of optimism about the future of the system. They are playing physical, a requirement in order to play well as a group.

670 The Score–09/24/2013

The Bears defense puts pressure on Ben Roethlisberger. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Week 3 Rewind: Defensive Line Shows Improvement

It wasn’t exactly how the Bears usually do it, but they finally got pressure on the QB.

670 The Score–09/24/2013

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

Hoge: LeBeau Vs The Rookies? Long, Mills Prepare For New Challenge

It’s important to remember Kyle Long saw the 3-4 defense every day at Oregon.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2013

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

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

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.

09/08/2013

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

Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears is hit by Leon Hall #29 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field on September 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Put To Test, Trestman Responds

Marc Trestman had waited his entire professional life for the chance to make that kind of call.

670 The Score–09/08/2013

Kyle Long. (Credit: Brian Gertsch, CBS.)

Emery: Long Will Eventually Get Reps At Tackle

The Bears have never been shy to talk about rookie offensive guard Kyle Long’s potential.

09/04/2013

Jonathan Scott.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s TweetBag: Do The Bears Have A Backup Left Tackle?

Our Bears beat reporter answers your questions.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2013

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

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

Hoge’s Notes: ‘Close To All’ Of Bears Starters Will Sit Vs Browns

As expected, most of the Bears’ key players will not play at all Thursday night against the Browns in the preseason finale.

670 The Score–08/26/2013

Jon Bostic and Kyle Long. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Hey Look…Bears Rookies!

Seeing the names of rookie Bears this time of year is usually not a good thing.

670 The Score–08/21/2013

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