Looking for the perfect holiday gift for that Chicago sports fan on your list? The NBC Sports Shop (powered by our friends at Fanatics) has got you covered!
To help, we will be unveiling team-specific gift guides with must-buy items this holiday season. Check out the Blackhawks guide, the Bulls guide and the Cubs guide. Next up, the Bears!
Bears Ugly Christmas sweater -- $46.99 (on sale)
Here's an old school Bears twist on an Ugly Christmas Sweater.
Women's Bears puffy jacket -- $89.99
Stay warm and fashionable at Soldier Field with this puffy jacket.
Super Bowl XX winter hat -- $24.99
This comfy hat commemorates the Bears' Super Bowl XX victory.
Bears Fantasy Football trophy -- $24.99
Forget bragging rights -- this trophy will be the ultimate fantasy football prize!
Bears gnome -- $21.99
This garden gnome is sporting a real Bears shirt!
Bears fan gloves -- $31.50 (on sale)
These gloves are warm, allow you to use touch screen devices while wearing them and rep the Bears. What's better than that!
Bears sweater snapback hat -- $31.99
Can't you just picture Bill Swerski and his Super Fan buddies wearing this hat?
Bears infant onesies -- $23.99
This 3-pack set will ensure your littlest Bears fan has enough outfits to rotate throughout the season.
Bears face paint -- $7.99
Never be without orange and blue face paint!
Dick Butkus framed & autographed jersey -- $849.99
This framed jersey has been signed by Bears Hall of Famer Dick Butkus.
The great Ricky Bobby once said, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” Talladega Nights hit a little too close to home for the Bears in Week 7.
They came into Sunday at 3-2 at the top of the NFC North. After a 38-31 loss to the New England Patriots, they dropped to the bottom of the division.
The Detroit Lions defeated the Miami Dolphins 32-21 to improve to 3-3, leaving them tied with the Bears in the cellar.
The Minnesota Vikings’ 37-17 victory over the New York Jets jumped them to 4-2-1 overall and first place in the division over the 3-2-1 Green Bay Packers, who were off for their bye week.
The NFC North remains the most tightly contested division in the NFL, the only one with no teams under .500 through seven weeks of the season.
The final standings may not be decided until Week 17, and the Bears have already blown the early season cushion they built for themselves while the Vikings and Packers were struggling.
The divisional action will pick up in November, and Chicago only has a pair of games left to put it all together before back-to-back-to-back games against the Lions, Vikings and Lions again.
Matt Forte, Lance Briggs and Alex Brown join Laurence Holmes to break down the Bears 38-31 loss to the Patriots. What happened to the Bears defense over their bye week, and how did the special teams struggle so bad against New England? Plus – the guys debate Mitchell Trubisky’s decision making in the red zone and Matt weighs in on how the Bears should play his former team – the New York Jets – next week.
0:35– Special teams to blame for loss?
4:12– Where did the Bears pass rush go?
5:27– Bad tackling followed Bears from Miami
7:25– Are the coaches to blame for the defense after the bye?
10:10– Evaluating Mitchell Trubisky’s game
11:55– Agree with Matt Nagy on Mitch’s “mental” game?
13:30– Trubisky’s red zone decision making
17:10– Are the Bears giving away games so Mitch can learn?
18:00– Bears need to run the ball more
21:04– Matt Forte scouts his former team, the New York Jets
Listen to the full podcast here or in the embedded player below.