The Bears’ run defense had made some statistical improvement over last season (it would have been hard not to).
Coaches in all three phases delivered another bizarre game night, in a blizzard of poor execution on top of head-scratching set-up.
The Bears will take on the Dallas Cowboys offense with no more than three defensive starters from the unit that took down the Cowboys last season.
It all looked so promising for the Bears at the start of their Thanksgiving battle with the Detroit Lions.
When the Bears placed perennial Pro Bowler Lance Briggs on injured reserve, the obvious reality was that a torch at linebacker was in fact being passed.