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Evolution of the NFL jersey: Chicago Bears

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Evolution of the NFL jersey: Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears jersey has been able to stand the test of the time.

While many sports teams have tweaked its jerseys throughout the years, the Bears have been one of the only team to remain as close to status quo as possible over the last 50 years.

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But what Bears fans may not know is that the team's jersey looks drastically different now than it did when joining the NFL as the Decatur Staleys in 1920. 

To see that evolution, Fanatics.com put together a GIF of different Bears jerseys over the last 95 years.

Check out what Fanatics.com had to say about the evolution of Bears jersey:

One of the two remaining charter teams still playing, the Chicago Bears have a history that mirrors that of the NFL and bears witness to the trials and turmoils the league suffered to become the premier and predominate league for gridiron football. For many, the orange and blue of the Bears jersey represents a legacy that includes eight pre-merger championships, 18 division championships, and 26 playoff appearances.

The jersey also represents a team that has not been a significant playoff factor since “Da Bears” of 1985 – a team that is desperate to regain a voice in a league dominated by younger teams and in a market long claimed by the Bulls and slowly being gobbled up by the resurgent Cubs.


(H/T Windy City Gridiron)

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

David Haugh, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel. The Bears lose a rough one in Miami as Matt Nagy goes conservative at the end zone. Does the rookie coach deserve all of the blame? Dave Wannstedt joins the guys to discuss.

Plus the guys discuss the Cubs’ newest hitting coach/scapegoat, Brandon Saad’s upcoming healthy scratch and Bobby Portis betting on himself this season. 

Listen here or in the embedded player below!

Akiem Hicks makes Pro Football Focus Team of the Week after strong game against Dolphins

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Akiem Hicks makes Pro Football Focus Team of the Week after strong game against Dolphins

The Bears defense was not its usual self in their overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The pass rush was minimal and tackling looked optional, and Brock Osweiler threw for almost 400 yards.

There was plenty of blame to go around, but a few individual defenders had success while their teammates struggled.

Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks made the Pro Football Focus Team of the Week for Week 6 with a 92.2 overall grade.

He recorded seven tackles that resulted in a defensive “stop,” the most of any defensive lineman according to PFF.

Chicago’s next highest-graded player was cornerback Kyle Fuller (78.2), who intercepted Osweiler twice but also missed two tackles.

Offensively, wide receiver Taylor Gabriel led the way with a 76.9 mark. PFF credited four of his five catches coming against Dolphins cornerback Torry McTyer in coverage.

Meanwhile, outside linebacker Khalil Mack had the lowest-graded game of his career (47.8), while linebacker Danny Trevathan (29.9) and safety Adrian Amos Jr. (47.5) each had their second-worst games.

Some of the Bears’ best players were at their worst in Miami. They’re going to need to get their act together for the New England Patriots on Sunday.