The Bears Beat (10.24.11): Are Bears contenders or pretenders?

October 24th, 2011 - 5:30 pm

As the Bears enter the bye week with a 4-3 record, are they considered contenders or pretenders at this point? Also, the four takeaways the defense recorded are a good sign, and D.J. Moore feels the Bears can finish the season with a 13-3 record.

Running games back on track in NFL (PA SportsTicker)
Mon Oct 24 16:18:22 2011
By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

D.J. Moore’s late pick preserves happy ending to Bears’ London adventure
Mon Oct 24 16:04:01 2011
LONDON — Facing a must-win game heading into their …

For Bears, takeaways an encouraging sign (The Canadian Press)
Mon Oct 24 15:52:18 2011
CHICAGO – Finally, the Chicago Bears came away with some takeaways.

Sputtering Bucs seek answers to slow starts (The Canadian Press)
Mon Oct 24 15:52:11 2011
Josh Freeman is establishing a reputation as a quarterback who knows how to close out games, however Tampa Bay’s propensity for …

At 4-3 are the Chicago Bears Pretenders or Contenders?
Mon Oct 24 15:36:12 2011
After seven games the Chicago Bears are four and three going into their bye-week. This is exactly the same position they were …

Tweet Of The Day: D.J. Moore Believes The Bears Can Go 13-3
Mon Oct 24 14:16:21 2011
You can follow Chuck Garfien of CSN Chicago on Twitter and Bears cornerback D.J. Moore on Twitter as well. Jake Perper is the …

Game Recap: Bears Improve To 4-3 In London
Mon Oct 24 13:39:42 2011
Jet lag wasn’t evident for the Chicago Bears in London as they beat the Buccaneers 24-18 to improve to 4-3 on the season. Matt …

Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears
Mon Oct 24 12:57:44 2011
After the Chicago Bears’ 24-18 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, here are three issues that merit further …

Bears win the game, but not the London fans
Mon Oct 24 12:20:52 2011
RICK MORRISSEY: The idea was for the NFL to attract foreign …

Is Berrian close to being released?
Mon Oct 24 12:12:45 2011
Is Berrian close to being released?

Buccaneers coach accepts blame for costly Talib penalty
Mon Oct 24 12:12:00 2011
The St. Petersburg Times reports: Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris took the blame for the costly personal foul called on …

Raheem Morris wants the blame for Aqib Talib’s penalty
Mon Oct 24 11:46:05 2011
Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris doesn’t hesitate to stick his neck out for Aqib Talib. Morris admitted that he broke NFL …

15 crucial plays in Bears’ 24-18 victory over Bucs
Mon Oct 24 09:54:59 2011
For three quarters it looked like the Bears were going to …

Dirty little secret about Suh, Lions
Mon Oct 24 08:50:01 2011
What turned Suh into such a dirty dog?

Biggs: 10 thoughts on Bears’ win in London
Mon Oct 24 08:41:00 2011
LONDON — Ten things to take away from the Chicago Bears’ 24-18 victory Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at historic …

Report Card: Bears-Buccaneers
Mon Oct 24 08:20:39 2011
Chicago Bears Gamecenter : Bears vs. Buccaneers via kwout Check out our Bears Center for a complete recap of the Bears’ 24-18 …

NFC North QBR update: Week 7
Mon Oct 24 08:15:56 2011
Let’s make our weekly comparison between the Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) and passer rating of each NFC North quarterback. In …

The Hot Corner: Cheerio!
Mon Oct 24 07:10:59 2011

The Bears Den: October 24, 2011
Mon Oct 24 07:01:13 2011
“…where we get off the double-decker bus running. And then we don’t.” Bears hang on for key win over Bucs Mayer: The Bears …

Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down: Week 7, Buccaneers Edition
Mon Oct 24 06:57:55 2011
I don’t mean to toot my own horn (who am I, Wiltfong?), but on Saturday, I said Roy Williams would be one of our best …

Time for Bears to ante up, give Forte his big payday
Mon Oct 24 05:30:00 2011
It has been said that repetition is the key to learning.

Forte’s game keeps appreciating
Mon Oct 24 01:28:00 2011
LONDON – Everything is worth less in the United States than it is here. Except Matt Forte. The Bears running back continues …

Week Seven Monday 10-pack
Mon Oct 24 00:56:56 2011
On paper, Week Seven didn’t present an overabundance of compelling contests. But no matter how interesting, or …

Bears-Bucs: Quarter-by-quarter analysis
Mon Oct 24 00:11:00 2011
First quarter – Bears 7, Buccaneers 2