The first quarter of the 2014 Bears season already has an anomaly in the tradition of the Bears losing all five 2013 games in which Alshon Jeffery compiled 100 or more receiving yards.
No. 1 Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has not practiced this week because of an ankle injury in a Week 4 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. No.
Left tackle Jermon Bushrod, limited in practice on Wednesday with a knee issue, was held out of practice altogether on Thursday, with Michael Ola spending some time working at left tackle.
Brandon Marshall was damaged when he caught three touchdowns in the win at San Francisco. He was still damaged when he struggled catching one of six balls thrown to him in New York.
What was once an anomaly has now become a norm. A curious one, but perhaps one that is a telling sign of where Marc Trestman has taken the Bears offense in less than two seasons.