The Bears Beat (12.04.11): Listless Bears stumble against meager Chiefs

December 4th, 2011 - 5:39 pm

The Bears tripped over themselves against a poor Chiefs team Sunday, Matt Forte left the game early and did not return with a knee injury, and Kyle Orton’s playing time with the Chiefs was extremely short.

Bears lose 10-3 to Chiefs
Sun Dec 4 18:12:00 2011
Seeking a bounce-back win against a seemingly inferior opponent, the Bears instead suffered not one but two demoralizing …

Fast updates from slow moving game
Sun Dec 4 17:48:00 2011
Senior writer Larry Mayer describes the action during the Bears’ 10-3 loss to the Chiefs at Soldier Field.

Report: Matt Forte has an MCL Sprain
Sun Dec 4 17:05:34 2011
According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Bears running back Matt Forte suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee …

Sunday’s National Football League Capsules (PA SportsTicker)
Sun Dec 4 16:52:04 2011
Tim Tebow led yet another late rally, passing for a season-best 202 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns to help the Denver …

Palko comes back, leads Chiefs over Bears 10-3 (AP)
Sun Dec 4 16:50:34 2011
Tyler Palko got yanked from the game — and possibly saved his job. He wasn’t making any bold proclamations, though. Palko …

Report: Bears won’t extend OC Martz’s contract
Sun Dec 4 16:27:14 2011
Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz will be relieved of his duties at the conclusion of the season, ESPN’s Adam …

Report: Forte is believed to have a torn MCL
Sun Dec 4 16:08:32 2011
A bad day for the Bears could be getting worse. Running back Matt Forte is believed to have a torn MCL, according to Sean …

Knee sprain for Bears RB Forte, no timetable for return
Sun Dec 4 15:56:00 2011
After the Bears’ 10-3 loss to the Chiefs, Bears coach Lovie Smith said running back Matt Forte suffered a sprained knee.

Bears stunned by K.C., 10-3, also lose Forte
Sun Dec 4 15:53:00 2011
Chicago’s playoff hopes may have taken a crippling blow with a 10-3 loss to the Chiefs — at home, no less. To make matters …

Chiefs give Bears’ playoff hopes a hit
Sun Dec 4 15:49:33 2011
Tyler Palko and Caleb Hanie are not good quarterbacks. But one of them had to win today in Chicago, and it was Palko — …

Video: Chiefs’ Hail Mary prayers are answered on bizarre deflection (Yahoo! Sports)
Sun Dec 4 15:47:51 2011
The Kansas City Chiefs scored one touchdown in all of November. Through 29 minutes, 58 seconds of their road game against the …

Forte sprains knee in Bears’ 10-3 loss to Chiefs
Sun Dec 4 15:41:00 2011
The Chicago Bears lost a winnable home game as well as star running back Matt Forte when the Kansas City Chiefs upset them 10-3 …

2011 Week 13: Late Games Open Thread
Sun Dec 4 15:23:36 2011
Check the 506 to see what games will be on in your area. Here’s the match-ups:Ravens at BrownsCowboys at …

Quick Recap: Bears fall to Chiefs at Soldier Field
Sun Dec 4 15:23:09 2011
On the bright side, back-up QB Caleb Hanie did have a couple good drives late in the game… Unfortunately, …

Inactives for Bears – Chiefs game at Soldier Field
Sun Dec 4 15:22:21 2011
Bears- QB Josh McCown QB Jay Cutler CB D.J. Moore (ankle) OG Ricky Henry TE Andre Smith LB Jabara …

Video: Lovie stresses quick change
Sun Dec 4 14:56:45 2011

Steltz shines in Wright’s absense
Sun Dec 4 14:55:22 2011
CHICAGO — One of the few bright spots for the home team in the devastating loss to Kansas City was the performance of reserve …

Matt Forte believed to have an MCL sprain
Sun Dec 4 14:51:20 2011
Bears running back Matt Forte is believed to have suffered an MCL sprain in his right knee, according to a league source. …

Performance Rating: Bears-Chiefs
Sun Dec 4 14:35:53 2011
ESPN CHICAGO Bears Performance Ratings via kwout Rate the Bears’ play in Week 13 and see how they have fared week by week in …

Hail Mary gives Chiefs first touchdown in 12 quarters
Sun Dec 4 13:47:04 2011
Breaking news: The Kansas City Chiefs have scored a touchdown. For the first time since the second quarter of their November 13 …

2nd quarter observations: Hanie still struggling
Sun Dec 4 13:41:00 2011
Second-quarter observations with the Chicago Bears trailing the Kansas City Chiefs 7-3 at halftime:

Report: Bears’ Forte sprained MCL in knee during loss to Chiefs
Sun Dec 4 12:43:00 2011
First Jay Cutler, and now Matt Forte. The Chicago Bears can hardly afford to lose another star offensive player to a serious …

Bears’ Mike Martz likely out after this season—source
Sun Dec 4 12:40:00 2011
NEIL HAYES: It’s highly unlikely Mike Martz will return to …

Forte sidelined with knee injury
Sun Dec 4 12:35:04 2011
Matt Forte sidelined with knee injury

Matt Forte ruled out for the game in the first quarter with knee injury
Sun Dec 4 12:33:45 2011
Bears running back Matt Forte has been ruled out for the game, after suffering a knee injury in the first quarter against the …

Palko, not newcomer Orton, is Chiefs’ starting QB vs. Bears
Sun Dec 4 11:42:00 2011
Struggling quarterback Tyler Palko is starting for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Chicago Bears on Sunday instead of …

Quick Hits: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Chicago Bears
Sun Dec 4 11:16:39 2011
What to watch for: Offensive Gameplan: If the Bears offense gets onto then field and Mike Martz is wanting Hanie to sling the …

Chiefs hold off shorthanded Bears
Sun Dec 4 10:22:22 2011
Tyler Palko shook off two miserable starts and threw for 157 yards and a touchdown even though he was briefly lifted for …

Handicapping NFL Week 13: Picks of the Week
Sun Dec 4 10:21:52 2011
Summary of Last Week: My struggles re-emerged in an ugly way last week as some typical “gambler” woes occurred. …

Mike Martz must tailor Bears’ game plan to Caleb Hanie’s strengths
Sun Dec 4 10:19:48 2011
The faction of Bears fans worried that offensive …

Bears launch free official mobile app
Sun Dec 4 09:00:00 2011
Fans can now follow the Monsters of the Midway like never before.

Bears’ Forte leaves game with knee injury
Sun Dec 4 07:52:12 2011
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has left Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs because of a right knee injury.

Keys to a Chicago Bears Victory over the Kansas City Chiefs
Sun Dec 4 05:51:43 2011
Tyler Palko and the Chiefs come to Soldier Field to face the Bears. The Bears should win this game against the Kansas City …

Bad day for Bears all around in loss to Chiefs
Sun Dec 4 05:12:08 2011
CHICAGO- Jay Cutler was lost two weeks ago after breaking his thumb. On Sunday, the Chicago Bears watched with a sickening …

Bears confident as Kansas City arrives
Sun Dec 4 00:07:00 2011
Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie said he felt “antsy” heading into his first NFL start.

Bears-Chiefs: 5 key matchups
Sun Dec 4 00:00:00 2011
Five key matchups that will be pivotal in today’s Bears game against the Chiefs: