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Week 1 brings the NFC champion Falcons to Soldier Field for the season opener. The Bears follow with what could be three potentially tough games, with a trip to Tampa for a game with the Buccaneers in Week 2, a home game against the Steelers in Week 3 and a short week before a Thursday contest against the Packers at Lambeau Field in Week 4. This will mark the seventh straight year with a primetime contest in Green Bay.
The Bears will play 13 of their 16 games on Sundays. The game Week 4 against Green Bay marks the first primetime game, and the following matchup against Minnesota in Week 5 is on a Monday night. 

Adrian Peterson probably raised a few eyebrows Wednesday evening by typing a thought provoking message about the New York Giants.

The Minnesota Vikings RB, took to social media to muse upon the “interesting moves” the Giants have been making this offseason.

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Peterson, 31, is unlikely at this stage to return to the Vikings next season, at least with the current $18 million salary cap hit. While Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was talking persuasive Peterson would retire a Viking, things are on tenuous ground at best.

Vikings president and co-owner Mark Wilf said a few weeks ago some “tough analysis” is needed regarding Peterson’s future with the team.

Peterson also said last month he would “love” to finish his career with the Vikings. But he later tabbed the Texans, Buccaneers — and, most interestingly, the Giants — as teams he would consider should it not work out in Minnesota.

The “interesting moves” to which Peterson may be alluding is how the Giants cut wide receiver Victor Cruz and running back Rashad Jennings. The release of those two players saved upwards of $10 million in cap space.

With that in mind — not to mention the Giants finished 29th in the NFL in rushing offense last season — and it’s possible Peterson just cryptically let the Giants know he might be interested in them should things not work out with the Vikings.


Bellamy wasn’t the only Bear with a drop on a potential game-winning play in the closing seconds. On Barkley’s final pass, Deonte Thompson didn’t see the ball early enough and failed to secure a sliding catch in the back of the end zone. According to my count from watching the game, that was the last of the Bears’ 10 drops, including eight in the fourth quarter.

Second-year receiver Cameron Meredith who has been the Bears shining star since White went down with an injury and Jeffery out on suspension, Meredith had three devastating  drops on the Bears’ second to last drive.

Marquess Wilson also bungled a potential 14-yard TD pass on that series, miscues the offense ultimately overcame on a 69-yard touchdown drive. Still, those lapses proved representative of the receivers’ sloppiness.

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The Bears are closing the scene for a miserable month, they lost 27-21 to the Titans, completing a winless November that was filled with injuries, suspensions, and silly on-field mistakes.

The Bears are 2-9 and heading into December with little to be hopeful about.

Brian Hoyer had trouble moving the Chicago offense early with Jay Cutler sidelined by a sprained right thumb as the Bears fell behind 24-3 at halftime and dropped to 0-3 for the second time in two seasons under coach John Fox.

This was Hoyer 27th career start for his fourth different team, he was 30 of 49 for 317 yards. A good chunk of that with the game out of reach late in the fourth quarter and threw for two scores to Zach Miller.

“We haven’t played a complete game,” Fox said. “This week was the reverse of what we’ve had. We played very poorly in the first half.”

A lot of Chicago fans are getting tired of the same song every year.

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 The Bears started off good in Sunday’s season opener at NRG Stadium in Houston, but they manage to let the game slip away down the stretch and didn’t produce much of nothing in the second half.

The Texans earned a win, by outscoring the Bears 13-0 in the second half to turn a 14-10 deficit into a 23-14 victory before a franchise-record crowd of 71,933.

“They came out and they wanted it more in the second half,” said guard Kyle Long “And wanting it more can show in a multitude of ways. Whether it’s attention to detail, focus or finish, we need to be better, and it starts with me and goes on down the line.”