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The combination of Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler is expected to bring new life to Chicago's passing game.
Chicago Bears 2011 Record: 8-8
Passing yards per game: 188.2 yards(26th)
Rushing yards per game:125.9 yards (ninth)
Rushing yards allowed per game: 96.4 yards (fourth)
Passing yards allowed per game: 254.1 yards (28th)
They are whom we thought they were!
Well...not really. The 2011 Chicago Bears weren't whom we thought they'd be, but that was due to injury—first Jay Cutler, then Matt Forte.
The Bears offense will be much better in 2012 and should help the Bears compete for an NFC Wild Card position.
Cutler is back and he's got Brandon Marshall to throw to again. The two were a dynamic duo in Denver during Cutler's two full seasons as the starting quarterback. Cutler threw for 3,497 yards and 20 touchdowns and 4,526 and 26 touchdowns in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Marshall posted 102 receptions for 1,325 yards and seven touchdown receptions in 2007 and 104 receptions for 1,265 yards and six touchdown receptions in 2008.
If the Bears don't have Forte then they at least have Michael Bush to run the ball in 2012.
Either way, Minnesota is in trouble. It's a team that struggles in cold outdoor games and hasn't won in Chicago since 2007.
Welcome to life under .500. Get used to it.
2012 Record: 5-6