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The Bears’ transition from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense has officially started.
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Defensive end Lamarr Houston has been placed on the injured reserve list.
Houston suffered a season-ending ACL tear while celebrating a sack.
Houston suffered the injury while celebrating a sack Sunday with Chicago trailing by 25 points.
There must be some serious soul-searching by the Bears on their bye week.
‘We’re not paid to play,” Marc Trestman says. “We’re paid to win.”
Chicago’s issues span personnel, coaching and the players.
No, you can’t make these things up.
There’s no accountability on a Bears squad that’s now an also-ran at 3-5.
The Bears’ worst enemy right now seems to be themselves.
With a heavy workload, Matt Forte understands why he takes a mid-week day off.
A win in Atlanta was the most complete game Chicago has played all season.
Chicago is 3-0 when Jay Cutler doesn’t throw an interception.
“I was frustrated and upset with the loss,” Houston says.