Boyle: Bears Postgame Live Week 2 remix


Boyle: Bears Postgame Live Week 2 remix

Monday, Sept. 19, 2011
Posted: 4:44 p.m.

By Pat Boyle

What a difference a week makes. Last Monday, it was high fives everywhere you turned for Bears fans and dialogue about repeating as NFC North champs.

Seven days later, we want Mike Martz to stand behind the Bears offensive line and feel every last HIT that Jay Cutler absorbed from the Saints. Maybe at that point, Martz would call a few more running plays.

Not to get all Lovie on you, but we have a long way to go and it sounds like coach Smith has already talked to his OC about a more balanced offensive attack.

If the Bears regroup and find a way to knock off the Packers next week (who got all they could handle from Carolina), I think any reasonable Bears fan would be thrilled with a 2-1 start against that three-headed NFC monster.

By the way, starting next week after the BearsPackers game, Bears Postgame Live will be on immediately after the game on CSN. We will no longer be pre-empted by Cubs or Sox baseball. Insert your own joke here.

At the top of the page, take a look at our Bears PGL remix from this weeks show.

Pat Boyle hosts Bears Postgame Live on Comcast SportsNet. You can also watch Pat on SportsNite, Sunday through Thursday at 6:30 and 10. Follow him on Twitter @CSNBoyle.

Trey Burton, Adrian Amos earn Bears’ top grades from Pro Football Focus for Week 7


Trey Burton, Adrian Amos earn Bears’ top grades from Pro Football Focus for Week 7

The Bears were not at their best against the New England Patriots on Sunday. They made plenty of mistakes on all three phases and gave Tom Brady too many opportunities to control the game.

It wasn’t all bad from Chicago, though. Trey Burton emerged as a new favorite weapon of Mitchell Trubisky, and the tight end was the Bears’ highest-graded player in the game by Pro Football Focus.

Burton had a career high 11 targets, nine catches and 126 yards with a touchdown, giving Trubisky a 144.7 passer rating when targeting his top tight end.

Seven of Burton’s targets and six of his catches traveled 10 or more yards in the air, according to PFF.

Defensively, safety Adrian Amos led the pack with a 74.6 overall grade. He did not miss a tackle after missing a career-high five last week, and he allowed only one catch for eight yards against the Patriots.

On the bottom of the scale, outside linebacker Leonard Floyd received the second-lowest grade of his career (38.9 overall) for his performance. He did not record any pressure on the quarterback in 13 pass rushing snaps, and he allowed two catches for 13 yards and a touchdown in coverage against running back James White.

Wide receiver Allen Robinson had a career-low grade as well at 44.9 overall. He was clearly limited by his groin injury, targeted five times with one catch for four yards and a dropped pass.

Overall, the Bears were able to stick with one of the top teams in the AFC while also leaving a lot of room for improvement. It’s a step in the right direction from where Chicago was in recent seasons.

NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Jags, Eagles, Bears all see stock fall

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NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Jags, Eagles, Bears all see stock fall

Take a look over the NFC landscape and try to find me a team that can compete with the Rams. 

Packers? Held back by Rodgers' knee and Rodgers' coach. Saints? Might not even win their own division. Washington? Does Alex Smith really scare anyone in the playoffs? 

The Rams have one of the easier paths to the Championship Round/Super Bowl that we've seen in some time. Will it likely stay that way? Probably not. But there's a difference between parity and mediocrity and right now the NFC is toeing the line HARD. 

Outside the NFC's "elite", how did your team do this week? 

You can take a look here and see where they landed.