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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

Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrates his second-quarter touchdown catch against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Lions 40, Bears 32

After three efficient performances, quarterback Jay Cutler took a step back in the Bears first loss of the 2013 season.

670 The Score–09/29/2013

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

Cutler Shaky, Bears Fall To Lions 40-32

Reggie Bush’s 37-yard touchdown run helped Detroit score 27 points in the second quarter and he accounted for 173 yards of offense to help the Lions beat the Chicago Bears 40-32 on Sunday.

09/29/2013

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

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

Silverman: Balanced Offense Key To Success In NFL

The chess match remains a big part of winning in the NFL.

670 The Score–09/24/2013

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

Hoge: Cutler Getting Rid Of Ball At Same Rate, But With More Success

Two weeks into the regular season, no two stats stand out more for the Chicago Bears than these.

670 The Score–09/20/2013

Matt Forte.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bears’ Offensive Productivity Tied Directly To Forte’s Double Duty

The running game is not what it used to be.

670 The Score–09/19/2013

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

Hoge’s Notes: Forte Not Worried About Getting Worn Down

The Bears promised that Matt Forte would be featured in Marc Trestman’s offense.

670 The Score–09/18/2013

Jay Cutler celebrates the game-winning touchdown with Brandon Marshall and Steve Maneri. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: That Was Insane

So that was fun. I think.

670 The Score–09/15/2013

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

Hoge’s Notes: Trestman Digs Deep For Vikings Tape

This is a rare game where the players know the opponent better than the coaching staff.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2013

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

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

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.

09/08/2013

Alfred Morris.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Harris: How To Handle Your Late First Round Pick

If you draft at the end of the first round, no doubt you have lost sleep thinking about which direction you will go.

08/21/2013

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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Football Evolved: The Hurry-Up Offense And The Running Back

Coaches have admitted the league has shifted toward the pass-first offense. It’s even inherently written into the rules.

08/19/2013

Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears breaks away from Shareece Wright #29 of the San Diego Chargers on a 58 yard run at Soldier Field on August 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Beat Chargers 33-28

Jay Cutler looked shaky again and the defense made up for it, harassing Philip Rivers early on and setting the tone for the Chicago Bears in a 33-28 victory over the San Diego Chargers in a preseason game on Thursday night.

08/15/2013

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Hoge: Ten Bears Players To Watch Against Chargers

The second preseason game is upon on us, which means the starters are starting to matter a little more.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2013

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