The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers both won on Sunday to move to 5-2, meaning a two-game edge on the Bears with nine games to play.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been largely an offensive non-factor since his three-touchdown performance against the San Francisco 49ers.
More than a few Bears fans would have preferred that the 2009 trade that brought Jay Cutler to Chicago never happened. Whether one of those was Cutler himself, hard to say.
Martellus Bennett went into the Bears’ game against the New York Jets with an attitude problem toward Jets coach Rex Ryan over a perceived slight in Ryan’s assessment of Bears receivers.