A great day coming for Bears' offense

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A great day coming for Bears' offense

Things couldnt be going any better for the Chicago Bears, or could they?
After a big come-from-behind victory over the Carolina Panthers last weekend, the Bears' offense gets to face one of the worst defenses in the NFL. Tennessee is ranked 30th in the NFL in overall defense. The Titans have been giving up yardage and points at an awful rate. Opponents have piled up over 412 yards a game and have been scoring on the Titans to the tune of 32.1 points per game.
It bodes well for the Bears, as wide receiver Alshon Jeffery continues to heal from his broken hand. The Bears wont need Jeffery as Tennessee offers the Bears a great opportunity to build some offensive momentum prior to facing tough defenses in Houston and San Francisco.
Everyone is still complaining about Jay Cutler being sacked 25 times on the season. Those sacks are not all the offensive lines responsibility, as two of them last weekend were directly on Cutler holding the ball too long. Tennessee is ranked 28th in the NFL with just 11 sacks. They signed Oakland Raider free agent DE Kameron Wimbley to beef up their pass rush this offseason, which has had little impact so far. Protecting Jay Cutler should not be an issue against the Titans.
Running the football should also not be a problem for the Bears. Tennessee is one of the worst defenses at stopping the run as well. They are ranked 28th, giving up 140 yards per game. The Titans are a terrible tackling team, especially when defenders are isolated in space. For example, plays like bubble screens to Devin Hester have gashed Tennessee for huge yardage because one-on-one defenders can't tackle in space. If running backs Matt Forte or Michael Bush cant get 100 yards against this sorry group, Ill shave my goatee for the next Bears Postgame Live.
It should be a good weekend for the Bears offensively as they move the football through the air and on ground, while also moving their record to 7-1.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Winter meetings trades for Cubs and White Sox

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Winter meetings trades for Cubs and White Sox

Hub Arkush (Pro Football Weekly/670 The Score) and David Schuster (670 The Score) joined David Kaplan on the SportsTalk Live panel for Thursday's show.

Baseball’s winter meetings are over. Could Rick Hahn have done more this week? Plus which closer will have a better season- current Cubs closer Wade Davis or former Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman?

How much upheaval will there be on the Bears’ coaching staff this offseason? Plus are the Bulls in slump or are we finally seeing the real team show up?

Listen to this episode of the SportsTalk Live podcast here:

Report: Dexter Fowler closing in on deal with Cardinals

Report: Dexter Fowler closing in on deal with Cardinals

Dexter Fowler won't be making a surprise return to the Cubs next season.

Fowler is closing in on a deal to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

The Cubs signed outfielder Jon Jay last week to a one-year deal, pretty much sealing Fowler's future with the Cubs.

In two seasons in Chicago, Fowler batted .261/.367/.427 with 30 home runs and 94 RBI, and a World Series ring.