The change from Lovie Smith to Marc Trestman saw the Bears dip from 10 wins in 2012 to eight this season, one of only two teams to post a lower win total with a new head coach in 2013.
cThe Cleveland Browns have three wide receivers and a tight end enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame.
The difficulties in the Bears’ run defense are legion and long-standing this season. Yet the Bears may in fact prefer the Browns come out on Sunday with a run-run-run mindset.
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.