Two Pro Bowl linemen — tackle Henry Melton, end Julius Peppers — and all but one member of the Bears defensive line were unable to seriously threaten Cincinnati Bengals quarter
Most teams use their scout teams to run plays against their No. 1 offense and defense.
Game two is presenting the Bears with a chance to defeat not just a second 2012 playoff team on their schedule, but also establish some early distance between themselves and a direct NFC North com
Concerns about the age of Bears Pro Bowlers on defense is rendered moot if they aren’t on the field a lot.
Andy Dalton has gotten overshadowed, unfairly perhaps. There was Colin Kaepernick, a second-round pick in the 2011 draft, dashing about and getting his San Francisco 49ers into a Super Bowl.