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Is the offense back?
I’m not ready to anoint the offense as back to 2013 form, but the offense seemed to be able to move the ball down the field with throws to Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. There was a stretch early in the game where it looked like the offense was afraid to throw anything more than a screen pass of some sort. After they settled down, Cutler was finally able to exploit some matchups and hit some long passes. The Bears appeared to find a little more balance in their offense, although it was still almost a 2:1 pass:run ratio. Nevertheless, Cutler ended with 330 yards passing and Matt Forte added 117 on the ground. The offense had stretches when they regained pre-meltdown form. They need to find more of those.