The Bears offense has improved from last season with the whole offense working so much better together and Jay Cutler producing more. The Bears had many injuries including their top receiver, Alshon Jeffery. He was only in 9 of the games this season. Also another injury was Matt Forte. When he got injured Jeremy Langford replaced him and really impressed the coaches and fans. The Bears have some thinking and deciding to do. Will Matt Forte come back to Chicago? Another issue was Robbie Gould. He missed 2 field goals from 30-39 yards; he missed 2 field goals from 40-49 yards, and missed 2 field goals from 50+ yards. He has not missed 6 field goals in a season since his first season in 2005. He missed 2 field goals in the game against the Vikings which tied career high of missed field goals in a game. The Bears have to do some thinking about him too, but it seems like he will be with us next year.
Aside from the injuries another major problem was the away versus home records. The Bears were 1-7 at home and 5-3 away. Being home is supposed to be an advantage, not a disadvantage. So what happened? I keep thinking about it and trying to figure out how this is possible, and it just doesn’t make sense. For some teams fans are an extra man on the field. I have been to many Bears games and the crowd is crazy. I went to the season opener against the Packers this year, and just hearing the crowd that first day against the Bears rival, even though they had a slim chance of winning, was uplifting and encouraging. It got me excited, and ready for the season ahead. The Bears put up quite a fight but lost 31-23. Many things can affect the Bears’ home games could be the weather. Always cold or snowy or windy. It is really too bad that the Bears couldn’t pull off more wins for their fans because we haven’t given up on them yet. And we never will.