By Nick Wilder
The biggest issue for the Bears continues to be their defense. NBC's Cris Collinsworth agrees.
With the Bears going through a tough stretch of their season due to numerous injuries, Collinsworth believes that the team must find a way to solve what ails them.
“The problem the Bears have right now is on the defensive side,” Collinsworth said. “They already don’t have Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs is gone now to injury and Charles Tillman has been battling a knee injury all season long. They have also been giving up a lot of points on the year. That’s really the issue for the Bears. Julius Peppers has one sack I think on the season. They really have to improve on the defensive side of the ball.”
In terms of the team’s offense, Collinsworth has been very impressed, especially by backup quarterback Josh McCown’s performance against the Washington Redskins last week.
“This Bears offense has been tremendous all year,” Collinsworth said. “I think they are second only to the Denver [Broncos] as far as scoring points on the season. It surprised me a little bit what Josh [McCown] did because backup quarterbacks get no work, they may get one snap per week in practice and for him to just step right in was really impressive. This [offensive] system is working.”
The Bears are currently on their bye week and are preparing to take on the Green Bay Packers next week on Monday Night Football.