Penalties are only one measure of NFL behavior, an indicator of discipline or lack thereof.
Creating a firestorm around a team that has already had too many of them this season will not cost Aaron Kromer his job as Bears offensive coordinator for at least the immediate future.
No one had any realistic expectation that the Bears would pick themselves up from the rubble of the 2014 season and reach the playoffs with a closing sprint.
Players and teams are fond of saying that it is not what an opponent does so much as what they themselves do.
From being the No.