Top 5 Chicago Bears Tricks and Treats from First Half of Season

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Oct 26, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cheerleaders dance in their Halloween costumes during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a disappointing first half of the 2014 season for the Chicago Bears.  As luck would have it, the bye comes right at the midseason mark and over Halloween.  So in honor of the Halloween, we’ll look at the Top 5 Tricks and the Top 5 Treats from the first half of the season.  Let’s get right into it, shall we?

Top 5 Tricks

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5. Jared Allen

Everyone was in a big hurry to usher Julius Peppers out the door.  “He’s washed up.  He’s done.”  When Phil Emery added Jared Allen late in Free Agency, it was considered a coup; Allen would be the missing piece to a perfect Chicago Bears free agent class.  Well BOO!!!  So far, Allen has been a ghost.  He’s only contributed 1.5 sacks for a defensive front that hasn’t been able to consistently get pressure on opposing quarterbacks.  Allen was sick and missed a game and needed another game to round into shape, but after the loss to the Patriots, he said he needs to find “half a step.”  Good luck finding it Jared.