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  • Payton Presser: The John Fox experience is over

    Well fans, the 2017 Bears season is finally over. What a ride it has been. Last night, I watched the new Dave Chappelle Netflix special. In the beginning, he told the audience how good he was at delivering punchlines. He proceeded to give the punchline first before giving them the payoff about 5 minutes later. Sitting on my couch at home, I saw the punchline coming from a mile away. In some ways it was similar to me seeing the […]

  • Payton Presser: Bears take care of the winless Browns

    The one thing on my mind going into the Bears game on Sunday was: “Don’t lose to the Browns!” Even though the Browns came into the game 0-14, since taking over the Bears, John Fox’s team, when favored, is 0-7. As you can see, there is no sure thing for a victory when it comes to Bears football over the past 3 seasons. Mitchell Trubisky and company gave Bears fans an early Christmas present by making sure they kept the […]

  • Payton Presser: Is this Bears season over yet?

    The 2017 Bears season has been a roller coaster. The plan was to travel to the Motor City and play spoiler to the Lions’ playoff dreams. In last week’s win over the Bengals, we saw a team that was clicking in all three phases of the game. Saturday, it was back to the team that we’ve seen in the second half of the season. If you want to gauge a team, I say look at how they play within their […]

  • Payton Presser: Bears rookies give hope for the future

    The question heading into Sunday’s game was, “Could the Bears stop their 5-game losing skid and overtake a banged-up Bengals squad?” As we have seen this season, there are no givens when it comes to John Fox’s ball club. Sunday, the Bears stopped the bleeding and got their 4th win of the season, beating the Bengals 33-7 at Paul Brown Stadium. How did they do it? They played a balanced game on offense and got back to playing tough-nosed defense. […]

  • Payton Presser: Robbie Gould 15, Bears 14

    The Bears came into week 13 needing a win to stop the bleeding of the last 4 weeks. With the 1-10 49ers in town and the Bears being favored, a win should have been a given, right? Not the case for John Fox teams over his 3 1/2 years. The Bears were 0-6 versus the spread as a favorite under Fox and now are 0-7 after the Bears 15-14 loss to the 49ers. If you were writing a script for […]

  • Payton Presser: The Bears need change

    Another week passes by and another “L” in the loss column. I’m not surprised by Sunday’s outcome. Asking John Fox’s squad to get back on track, in the middle of a three-game losing streak, against the best team in the NFL was a tall ask. Fox’s squad couldn’t get anything going on Sunday and it is evident by the final score. The Eagles would Electric Slide all over the Bears Sunday, embarrassing them 31-3. After the game, I sat and […]

  • Payton Presser: Bears are searching for consistency

    After last week’s embarrassing outing against the Packers, the Bears could have either felt sorry for themselves and made us fans suffer through another game, or they could have come out, set the tempo, and given themselves a chance to win. The Bears found themselves somewhere in the middle. It was the tale of two halves for the Bears on Sunday. Despite not being able to put together two solid halves of football, the Bears found themselves in the game […]

  • Payton Presser: Bears start 2nd half with a loss

    After Saturday night’s Miami Hurricanes win over the Irish, my focus shifted back to the Bears as they headed into the 2nd half of the season. It’s fitting it started out with the Packers at Soldier Field on Veterans Day weekend. As I traveled back to Chicago from Miami, I thought about how John Fox’s team would respond coming off of a bye week. Would they be well-rested and take advantage of an Aaron Rodgers-less Packers team or would they […]

  • Payton Presser: Bears can’t overcome mistakes in loss to Saints

    As Bears fans, that was a frustrating game to watch, to say the least. The ball seemed to be bouncing on the side of the Saints all Sunday as the Bears tried to record their 3rd win in a row. John Fox’s team was riding high going into New Orleans, but had a tall task if they were going to take down Drew Brees and the Saints who were riding a four-game win streak entering Sunday’s game. Even with the […]

  • Payton Presser: Eddie Jackson makes history in Bears victory over Panthers

    Entering Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, the Bears were trying to get a win and also do something that they haven’t done since November of 2015: win back-to-back games. John Fox’s team got the W and their second win in a row, defeating the Panthers 17-3 while racking up their third win of the season. Like I said last week, a win is a win and I’ll take each one the Bears can get. Sunday’s game was an odd […]