The pattern isn’t new: win at turnovers, win at football.
A disturbing phenomenon in a very good offense continued last weekend in Carolina, a phenomenon that has the Bears befuddled.
The continuing and growing issue of penalty flags materially affecting both game times and outcomes has been escalating from the beginning of the preseason.
The Bears couldn’t beat a wobbling Carolina Panthers team. The Detroit Lions couldn’t overcome Kyle Orton and the Buffalo Bills at home.
The consequences of injuries on the Bears’ offensive line have not been dire but they have been apparent.