Kip: Bears 6-1 despite not playing their best football

Kip: Bears 6-1 despite not playing their best football
October 29, 2012, 11:01 pm
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The Bears have a problem most other teams would love to have -- they haven't played their best football, but still own the second best record in the entire NFL.

At 6-1, there is plenty of room for improvement, particularly on the offensive side of the ball.

So far the players themselves have been their own worst enemy. The unit has continually shot itself in the foot with dropped balls -- Brandon Marshall, Matt Spaeth and Devin Hester all had chances to move the chains and came up empty Sunday against Carolina.

Combine that with the penalties such as false starts and the Bears end up in too many drive-stalling third and long situations.

The passing game has suffered the most and currently rank only above Seattle and Jacksonville as the league's worst passing offenses. The good news is the issue for the Bears isn't talent, it's simply execution. If guys quit taking turns making small mistakes that add up to become big drive-killers, this offense should begin to produce.

The team has survived despite the lack of offensive touchdowns, but they may not be able sustain this current winning streak without the offense doing their part and producing touchdowns.