Shepkowski: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bears-VikingsIt’s what you need to do against bad teams -- beat them badly. Its not a game that anyone really learned a ton about the Bears in their thrashing of the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night; however, the Bears now sit 3-3 and are still very much alive in the race for an NFC Wild Card berth.
Bernstein: Coaches Buy Some Trust...For NowLovie Smith does appear to have his own supply of paper towels, though, that he’s been able to pull out of the supply closet, to unroll as needed to mop up the pessimism (and who would engage in that, dare I ask?) and keep his team from slipping into the abyss.
Shepkowski: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bears-PanthersIt doesn’t get categorized as “pretty” but 2-2 looks much better a quarter of the way through the regular season than 1-3 would. The running game was much improved compared to the last two weeks, but there were still plenty of weak spots on both sides of the ball where the Bears need to improve.
Hoge's Notebook: Cutler, Martz Not On Same PageDespite the Bears’ offense showing signs of life on the ground in Sunday’s 34-29 win over the Panthers, it would be a stretch to say all 11 men on that side of the ball were clicking.
Williams Particpates Fully In Practice
Roy Williams Returns To Practice For BearsBears wide receiver Roy Williams was back at practice on Wednesday, although he was limited after missing Sunday’s loss to the Saints with a groin strain.
Aikman: 'Offensive Line Has A Chance To Be Good'It certainly doesn't take a football expert to realize the Bears' offensive line played poorly in New Orleans Sunday, but at least one of those experts still thinks the unit can be good.
Holmes: Cutler, Bears Took Pounding From SaintsThe balance, protection and production that the Bears saw last week vs. the Falcons was absent against the Saints. Gregg Williams and the New Orleans defense brought continuous pressure and it put the Bears on their heels.
Cutler Takes Beating, Bears Lose To Saints, 30-13Jay Cutler crouched down on his knees, his head resting on the turf with his hands on both sides of his helmet as if his ears were ringing. That was after a blindside hit from Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins that was only the beginning of his misery in a 30-13 loss to New Orleans on Sunday.
Bears' Williams, Harris, Louis Inactive Vs. SaintsThe Saints have declared cornerback Tracy Porter inactive for Sunday's game against Chicago, while the Bears have scratched receiver Roy Williams, safety Chris Harris and guard Lance Louis.
Injury Report: Barber, Harris Doubtful Against SaintsMarion Barber, Chris Harris and Lance Louis were all listed as "doubtful" for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints Friday.
Hoge's Bears-Falcons Notebook: Forte Hoping Play Equals PayWithout a new contract done, Matt Forte knows his long-term value will directly correlate with how he plays this season.
Holmes' Mailbag: How Much Stock Should We Put Into Preseason?Laurence Holmes takes your Bears questions every week in his mailbag.
Shepkowski: The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Bears-GiantsA quick look back at the good, bad and ugly from last night’s 41-13 loss to the Giants.
Hoge: Offensive Line Shows Improvement Against GiantsIt's still nowhere near perfect, but the Bears' offensive line certainly looked better against the Giants Monday night. Here's a look at how I saw the offensive line play from left to right.