Mistakes doom Bears in loss to Lions

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Interceptions, poor tackling, and busted punt return coverage added up as the Chicago Bears fell to the Detroit Lions 40-32 at Ford Field in Detroit Sunday afternoon. The Bears first loss of the season drops them into a first place tie with the Lions at 3-1 in the NFC North.

Bears head coach Marc Trestman summed up the defeat. “It’s tough to win with a lack of ball security and turnovers. It all starts with me as the head coach. I’m proud of the way we fought back. We’ll learn from this and get better.”


Bears sign DT Cohen; officially shelve Melton

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Looking to add depth to the interior of their defensive line after the loss of Henry Melton, the Chicago Bears signed journeyman DT Landon Cohen to the roster Friday and placed Melton on injured reserve.

Cohen  was one of two veteran DT’s the Bears had in for a workout on Tuesday. He has appeared in 27 games with five starts with Detroit (2008-09), Jacksonville (2010), New England (2010-11) and Dallas (2013) recording 32 tackles. The Cowboys released him earlier this season. Cohen will be asked to play a situational role, rotating in for Nate Collins. He’s not a full-time starter by any stretch, but has some snaps under his belt and could be an adequate fill-in. Rookie DT Zach Minter is also on the roster if needed.


The Old Man’s Picks – Week Four

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By Jeff Heck, Bears Claws contributor

Disclaimer: “He who gambles, lives in shambles.”
Week three is over and the Old Man lost a little traction as he only went 10-6. I’m guessing I’m not alone. Seriously, who saw the Browns winning at Minnesota? The Colts over the 49ers? Trent Richardson being traded to the Colts? The Bengals win over the Packers via their D….oh wait, I did see that one (see week three picks)! How will your team fare this week? Keep reading to find out, unless your team is Green Bay or Carolina, who are both on a bye. As usual, games are predicted straight up. Points are only used as a reference. All games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted.

San Francisco 49ers (-3) at St. Louis Rams – Thursday Night

My oh my what a difference a few weeks make. The 49ers are 1-2, Colin Kapernick hasn’t been Colin Kapernick, and between injuries and rehab, the 49er defense “ain’t what is used to be.” The Rams are having their struggles too…stopping the run, running the ball, passing the ball, you get the point. If the 49ers are smart, they’ll forget about the forward pass for most of the night and run the read option until their legs give out. I just can’t see the 49ers dropping three straight. Harbaugh and company bounce back tonight.