The 10 Most Frustrating Seasons in Chicago Bears History

The 10 Most Frustrating Seasons in Chicago Bears History

The Chicago Bears organization, and their fans, believed the team’s offense was on track after finishing the 2013 season No. 2 in points scored the team spent the spring and summer concentrating on improving one of the NFL’s worst defenses.

After signing defensive linemen Lamarr Houston and Jared Allen and drafting cornerback Kyle Fuller with the No. 20 pick in the first round fans looked forward to 2014 as the season the team would have enough talent to make a return to the playoffs for the first time since 2010.

Now that the Bears have limped across the finish line with a 5-11 record the only thing fans have to look forward to is what direction this team takes in the future. Here are 10 other seasons that left fans asking the same painful question…

Football Nation’s Monday Morning Huddle: East Meets West

Football Nation’s Monday Morning Huddle: East Meets West

Football Nation proudly presents the 25th episode in season three of “Monday Morning Huddle” with host Dave Holcomb. East met west in Week 14 in the NFL with the Seahawks traveling to the City of Brotherly Love to duel with the Eagles and the Patriots flew in sunny southern California to tangle with the Chargers. The road team won each, nearly by the same score, as the final score read East 1, West 1. Holcomb breaks down all the action of the two games.

Also on this week’s show, FN Senior Writer Tom Pollin guest stars in the second segment to discuss the direction of the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears. Both franchises seem to be heading in opposite directions, and Pollin offers his best advice in fixing the ailing Bears…

Chicago Bears 2014: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2014

Chicago Bears: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2014

In his first season as head coach of the Chicago Bears Marc Trestman benefitted by the breakout performances of rookie right guard Kyle Long and second year receiver Alshon Jeffery.  Those two were major contributors in a Bears offense that ranked No. 2 in the NFL in points scored. The 445 points that team scored were also the second highest total in franchise history.

Key for a new or relatively unknown player to break out and claim his share of attention is opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. For the Bears in 2014 the main opportunities exist on defense and as a kick/punt returner. First, here are a few players who at least have the opportunity, whether they take advantage or not…

Chicago Bears: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Franchise History

Chicago Bears: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Franchise History

There have been stretches of time when the Chicago Bears have glaringly failed to draft starter quality players, or even positional depth. Arguably the worst of those came during a period in the 1990’s when drafts were overseen by the trio of Michael McCaskey, Dave Wannstedt and Rod Graves where some of the worst players fans have ever seen were paraded through Chicago.

Chicago Bears: Ranking Their No. 1 Draft Picks Since 2000

Chicago Bears: Ranking Their No. 1 Draft Picks Since 2000

The Chicago Bears have mostly struggled with their first round picks which is a main reason why they’ve only appeared in the playoffs four times since 2000

Chicago Bears: Three New Year’s Resolutions For 2014

Chicago Bears: Three New Year’s Resolutions For 2014

The Chicago Bears discovered offense last season but left their defense in the shop. Here’s what they can do to improve their fortunes in 2014.

Vikings Trip Bears Short Of A Win 23-20: Five Things We Learned

Vikings Trip Bears Short Of A Win 23-20: Five Things We Learned

The Chicago Bears and Vikings played a mistake-filled but exciting back-and-forth game in Minnesota before the Vikings pulled out a 23-20 overtime victory.

The Bears Splash Past the Ravens 23-20: Five Things We Learned

The Bears Splash Past the Ravens 23-20: Five Things We Learned

On a dark and stormy afternoon at Soldier Field the Chicago Bears beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 in overtime.

 

The Terrible Ten Week 10: The Race for the No. 1 Pick

The Terrible Ten Week 10: The Race for the No. 1 Pick

The NFL’s lower class rose last weekend and forced the league to take notice. Can the Empire respond and stop this rebellion in its tracks?

 

Bears Beat Packers In Lambeau, 27-20: Five Things We Learned

Bears Beat Packers In Lambeau, 27-20: Five Things We Learned

The Chicago Bears improved their record to 5-3 and pulled into a three-way tie for first place in the NFC North with the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers with their 27-20 victory on Monday Night Football.