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  • Payton Presser: My early season Bears thoughts

    After the season-opening loss to the football team from Wisconsin, the wait for the Bears’ Week 2 match-up with the Broncos felt like an eternity. There were a lot of questions leading up to this game. How would Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears offense bounce back after their lackluster output in the opener? Would Matt Nagy establish and commit to the run game? Could defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano’s defense force some turnovers and maybe even put points on the board? […]

  • Payton Presser: Where’s the Bears’ offense?

    This is not how I pictured the Bears kicking off their centennial season. The question that keeps popping up in my head is: How can you hold Aaron Rodgers to 10 points and not come away with a win?

  • Payton Presser: Bears come up short but their future is bright

    The Bears have had their share of heartbreaking losses this season. It started by blowing a 20-point lead to the Packers to open the season, then a 31-28 loss in OT to the Dolphins in the South Florida heat, followed by the Hail Mary catch by Kevin White that came up a yard short of a TD against the Patriots, and yet another OT loss to the Giants. All of those games really hurt. But they have nothing on the […]

  • Payton Presser: Bears end regular season on a high note

    The end of the regular season is finally here, ladies and gentlemen. Like most of you, going into the season, the thought of being in the playoffs was the diehard Bears fan in me. With a first-year head coach and new additions to the squad in the offseason, I knew this team had the potential to be good, but not 12 wins good. Matt Nagy and his team have surprised people this year. But for the guys inside the Bears […]

  • Payton Presser: The Bears find a way to win on the West Coast

    First off, I would like to say Happy Holidays to you and your family. The Bears have given us so much to be happy about this year. After locking up the division last week against the team from Green Bay, their next test was a trip out to the West Coast to take on an up-and-coming 49ers squad. The fear wasn’t if this would be a letdown game, but could the Bears come out of the contest as healthy as […]

  • Payton Presser: The Bears are Kings of the North

    The meaning of the Bears-Packers rivalry is something I could try to put into words, but it wouldn’t have the same feeling as if I told you in person. My dad was locked in and focused just a little bit more during Packer week. From the day he stepped on the field wearing a Bears uniform, he understood what the rivalry meant, not just to the organization but to the people of Chicago. Sunday was a special day for me. […]

  • Payton Presser: Bears defense shines once again under the bright lights

    Big games have become a common thing for this Bears team this season. Sunday night at Soldier Field was no exception. The Rams came to the Chicago with the best record in the NFL. When you want to know if a team is for real, you measure them against the best. Sunday, the Bears faced their biggest test of the season thus far. Most wanted to know how the Bears would handle the Rams’ high-powered offense and vaunted defense under […]

  • Payton Presser: Bears put up a good fight but lose a thriller at MetLife Stadium

    Heading into the Bears’ Week 13 match-up with the Giants, I believed they would depart MetLife Stadium with a win. But I had reservations. I never doubted their ability. But every week in the NFL is a dogfight. Having a little time off brought my mind back to the Miami game where Matt Nagy’s team was coming off of a bye. Would the Bears have a letdown game? The Bears fought back to force overtime, but fell to the last […]

  • Payton Presser: The Bears thrived over the last three weeks

    A few weeks ago, we talked about finding out how “real” this Bears team was after their three divisional game grind? Well, Matt Nagy’s squad not only showed they could hold their own, they dominated. With three games in 12 days, the ability to slip up was a possibility. But they dug deep to come away with some nice breathing room atop of the NFC North. Full disclosure: My projection for total wins on the season was 7 games. The […]

  • Payton Presser: Bears shine under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football

    Sunday night at Soldier Field had a different kind of feel to it. This was the most hyped game that I’ve covered since becoming a member of the Chicago media. The vibe was unreal from the moment I stepped into the stadium at gate 13. My one question this week was: How would the Bears perform on the national scene? The Bears answered my question by beating a good Vikings team 25-20. It wasn’t easy or pretty, but W’s all […]

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