Chicago Bears 2014 Year in Review

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September 5, 2014

The Bear Goggles On staff writers predicted all 16 Bears games.  Sad to say, I was closest with a 9-7 prediction.

September 7, 2014

The Bears dropped their season opener 23-20 in overtime against the Buffalo Bills.  Cutler threw for 349 yards and 2 TD’s, but his two picks proved costly.  Matt Slauson and Roberto Garza suffered high ankle sprains that sidelined them for a few weeks.  Alshon Jeffery’s hamstring tightened up and Brandon Marshall suffered an ankle injury that slowed him down for everything except his trips to New York to film Inside the NFL.  My Top 5 Concerns following the opener echoed throughout the season.

September 14, 2014

The Bears pulled off an improbable second half comeback against the San Francisco 49ers led by Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, who connected for three TD’s to

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spoil the Niners’ grand opening of Levi’s Stadium.  It was the Bears’ first win in San Francisco since 1985 and had some people thinking… ah, never mind!

On a negative note, Charles Tillman suffered another season ending injury that may have been his last action in a Bears uniform.  Peanut knew the gravity of the situation.  The silver lining?  Rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller stepped up with two interceptions filling in for Peanut.

September 22, 2014

The Bears put together back to back road wins with a 27-19 win over the New York Jets on Monday Night Football.  Ryan Mundy got the Bears off to a good start with a pick-6 and the Bears held off Geno Smith and the Jets to move their record to 2-1 ahead of a Week 4 matchup against the Packers.

September 28, 2014

The Bears opening drive was a thing of beauty.  The Bears moved the ball in a brilliant opening drive, mixing the run and the pass and chewing up over 8 minutes to go up 7-0 on the Packers.  Aaron Rodgers, who the week before urged Packers fans to R-E-L-A-X, needed only 6 plays and just over 2 minutes to tie the score.  In the end, it was the same Cutler, same defense and same result in a 38-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers.