At some point the Bears were going to be forced into moving forward without franchise middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. That point may be at hand.
Losing three out of four games constitutes falling off a seasons cliff for the Bears after a 7-1 start.
Right tackle Jonathan Scott is a relative newcomer but he cut to a painful core reality after Sundays 20-17 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks:
The Bears offensive line went through a few changes this week thanks to injuries. And for the most part, the line had a solid outing.
Coach Lovie Smith said afterwards that he should have taken the field goal in the second quarter rather than go for it (unsuccessfully) on fourth and less than a yard.