NFC North: Shaky Lions Stay Atop Division

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Sep 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) fumbles the ball against the Green Bay Packers during the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports


The Bears squandered several big opportunities during last Sunday’s 38-17 loss to the Packers, the biggest perhaps coming at the end of the first half. With the clock ticking down in the half, head coach Marc Trestman called back-to-back running plays, the first of which resulted in a large gain and a timeout called, while the second run caused nearly 20 seconds to run off the clock. The Bears came within inches of a touchdown on a Martellus Bennett stretch toward the end zone, but the drive and final play of the half ultimately summed up the day for the Bears. They’ll need to rebound from the disappointing loss this weekend against the reeling Carolina Panthers, led by a banged up Cam Newton and a formerly

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