Six of the last nine seasons have ended with the Bears going 2-2 in the fourth quarter of the schedule, including the last two and four of the five with Jay Cutler as a Bear.
Sometimes the issue is as much the medium as the message. And of course, sometimes it’s both, which is how the Bears’ current situation appears.
After a 3-0 start last season, the Bears have gone 8-12 under Marc Trestman, and one inescapable suspicion is that the NFL has figured him out.
When the Bears opted away from Jerry Angelo and for Phil Emery as general manager, it was with precisely this weekend in mind.