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Report: Bears DE Lamarr Houston suffers torn ACL

Report: Bears DE Lamarr Houston suffers torn ACL

For the second time in less than two years Lamarr Houston has suffered a torn ACL. He'll miss the remainder of the season after an MRI confirmed the injury, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Houston suffered the injury in the second half of Monday night's loss to the Eagles. Houston landed awkwardly on his left leg while attempting to pass rush and crumbled to the ground. He walked off under his own power but did not return to the game. He finished with four tackles.

Houston infamously suffered a torn ACL while celebrating a sack against the Patriots in 2014.

He was one of a handful of Bears who suffered injuries in the Week 2 loss. Jay Cutler is dealing with a sprained right thumb, Danny Trevathan will need surgery on a thumb injury of his own, and Eddie Goldman is dealing with an ankle injury.

It's an unfortunate scenario for a Bears team who, sitting at 2-0, travels to Dallas to face the Cowboys on a short week.

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.