Chicago Bears 2014 Year in Review

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Dec 4, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; A Chicago Bears fan in the crowd during the second half of their game against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

December 4, 2014

The good news?  The Bears outscored the Cowboys 21-6 in the 4th quarter.  The bad news?  They trailed 35-7 entering the 4th quarter as the Bears fell to the Dallas Cowboys 41-28.  DeMarco Murray coasted to 179 yards rushing and Tony Romo finished up the night with a 138 quarterback rating.  When will this season come to a merciful end?  To make matters worse, Brandon Marshall suffered a collapsed lung and some broken ribs to end his season.

December 7, 2014

NFL Network reports that the Bears have buyer’s remorse over the Jay Cutler contract.  I don’t think they’ll trade him, but the bigger issue is who is leaking information outside of Halas Hall.

December 11, 2014

Offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer makes a tearful apology to Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears offense as he’s confirmed to be the anonymous source for the NFL Network’s story.

December 15, 2014

The Saints came marching into Soldier Field for yet another national embarrassment.  Drew Brees and the Saints cruised to an easy 31-15 win over the lifeless Chicago Bears.  Jay Cutler was awful in the loss.  Could the winds of change be blowing at Halas Hall?

December 17, 2014

The Bears bench Jay Cutler in favor of Jimmy Clausen.  Marc Trestman states that they believe that Jimmy gives them the best chance to win.

December 21, 2014

Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Bears drop their 10th game of the season, this time to the Detroit Lions.  Jimmy Clausen played better than expected, but the Bears offense has little to show for it.

December 28, 2014

The Bears drop their season finale to the Minnesota Vikings as the disastrous 5-11 season comes to a merciful end.

December 29, 2014

Marc Trestman and Phil Emery are fired.  The Bears begin their search for a new GM and head coach by hiring former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi as a consultant.

What did I miss?  What was rock bottom?  Can they turn it around in 2015?