The Bears Beat (12.22.11): Bears defense not blaming offense

December 22nd, 2011 - 6:20 pm

The Bears defense, saddled with a burden of carrying the team with Jay Cutler and Matt Forte sidelined, is not pointing the finger of blame at the offense despite clear reasons to do so. Lance Briggs says the Bears-Packers rivalry is the best in football. And the latest news and injury updates to key Bears players.

Bears’ D not pointing fingers at offense (AP)
Thu Dec 22 17:17:32 2011
The Chicago Bears’ defense is refusing to point a finger at the team’s struggling offense. A Bears’ offense that scored four …

Pack’s patchwork line must keep Bears off Rodgers (AP)
Thu Dec 22 17:11:28 2011
With Aaron Rodgers trying to help the Green Bay Packers secure a No. 1 playoff seed against a sputtering Chicago Bears team …

Briggs: Rivalry with Pack is NFL’s best
Thu Dec 22 16:57:00 2011
Lance Briggs is looking forward to Sunday night’s game in Green Bay. The greatest rivalry in the NFL is, has been and always …

Hester, Briggs, Barber sidelined Thursday
Thu Dec 22 16:07:00 2011

Packers need more from WRs with Jennings out (PA SportsTicker)
Thu Dec 22 15:34:00 2011
By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer

Bears’ D brushes off O’s third-down woes
Thu Dec 22 14:56:24 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and the rest of the defense continue to avoid the temptation of …

Briggs: NFL’s best rivalry is Bears-Packers
Thu Dec 22 14:04:00 2011
Bears linebacker Lance Briggs would argue with those believing the Ravens vs. Steelers is the best rivalry in football. …

Proud Bears defense trying to keep it together
Thu Dec 22 13:43:59 2011
The Bears’ defense is taking more than its share of the blame for the Bears’ four-game losing streak that has put their playoff …

Why Mike Martz should not be coaching the Bears next season
Thu Dec 22 13:14:00 2011
Let me count the ways… 1) The Greatest Show is no longer that Great. Here are some stats from the Rams offense under Martz …

Bears’ D not pointing fingers at offense
Thu Dec 22 12:14:09 2011
The Chicago Bears’ defense is refusing to point a finger at the team’s struggling offense.

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Pack’s patchwork line must keep Bears off Rodgers
Thu Dec 22 12:10:21 2011
With Aaron Rodgers trying to help the Green Bay Packers secure a No. 1 playoff seed against a sputtering Chicago Bears team …

Send in McCown: Even QB and Lovie aren’t too optimistic
Thu Dec 22 11:46:04 2011
MARK POTASH: Not even Lovie Smith would offer a ringing …

Chicago Bears Ownership Approval Rating
Thu Dec 22 11:04:01 2011
From time to time we throw these approval rating polls at you guys to gauge the pulse of the fans. This time …

Josh McCown is as surprised as anyone he’s an NFL starter again
Thu Dec 22 10:26:32 2011
Josh McCown will start at quarterback for the Bears on Sunday, something no one could have predicted a month ago, least of all …

Coach Smith: Bears need to live up to rivalry with Packers
Thu Dec 22 10:07:00 2011
Lovie Smith believes his Bears haven’t done enough to keep their rivalry burning with the Packers. Despite a flood of injuries …

Keep an Eye on: Week 16′s finer points
Thu Dec 22 09:44:47 2011
Keep an Eye on: Week 16′s finer points

Three Reasons Why The Packers Will Beat The Bears
Thu Dec 22 09:39:17 2011
The Christmas Day battle with the Bears couldn’t come at a better time for the Packers. Here are three reasons why Green …

Video: Lovie talks about starting McCown
Thu Dec 22 08:29:48 2011

Jurko chat wrap: Why Enderle isn’t playing
Thu Dec 22 08:15:49 2011
Johnny “The Good Kid” Jurkovic was in the Bears chat room and talked about why Nathan Enderle isn’t playing and why Jerry …

If it wasn’t for bad luck, Bears wouldn’t have no luck at all
Thu Dec 22 08:00:17 2011
Here’s the last month for the Chicago Bears: Nov. 20–Jay Cutler breaks thumb on throwing hand in a win against San Diego, …

The Bears Den: December 22, 2011
Thu Dec 22 07:02:39 2011
“…where it’s like Viagra…for football.” Angelo bothered by inability to finish In his weekly Q&A with …

Bears’ D not pointing fingers at offense
Thu Dec 22 05:12:26 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill.- The Chicago Bears’ defense is refusing to point a finger at the team’s struggling offense.

Packers plan to keep foot on throttle
Thu Dec 22 02:19:01 2011
In the season finale nearly a year ago, the Bears …

Caleb Hanie is disappointed,will ‘keep grinding’
Thu Dec 22 02:18:56 2011
Obviously disappointed at losing his starting job, …

McCown thought he’d never play an NFL game again
Thu Dec 22 01:12:30 2011
Caleb Hanie last week, quarterback Josh McCown hadn’t completed a pass in the NFL since 2009.]]>

Tice, Martz, Cutler victimized by McCown’s greatest hits
Thu Dec 22 00:40:48 2011
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz was guilty of inflating Josh McCown’s resume a little bit when he said McCown has ”got …