Why it’s never too meaningful to talk about strength or weakness of schedule until seasons are over:
The Bears have 13 different teams on their schedule. Nine of them lost this weekend.
Taking down the Cincinnati Bengals got the Bears off to a fast start while Green Bay was falling in San Francisco and Minnesota in Detroit.
What the Bears’ 2013 offense isn’t may be easier to ID right now that what it is.
A P.S. on Jay Cutler’s night in Oakland, because what some of what was happening has the potential to be franchise- and career-altering: