The injury casualties this season may have an unintended but crucial benefit for the 2013 Bears.
You probably never have heard of Jesus Miranda. He is a place kicker at Brooks High School, a Chicago Public Leaguer. Kickers in the Public League are as plentiful as dinosaurs.
Less than a week before a pivotal meeting with the Green Bay Packers, the Bears' special teams took a series of blows on Tuesday when kicker Robbie Gould and No.
The offense started in a huge hole, partly its own making, and finished with perhaps the most meaningless 438 yards in recent memory.
Coach Lovie Smith said afterwards that he should have taken the field goal in the second quarter rather than go for it (unsuccessfully) on fourth and less than a yard.