The Bears were also 27th in the league, converting on just 33 percent of their third-down attempts. This was due to their biggest weakness: the passing game.
Their weak passing game was due to a myriad of reasons, including a poor offensive line, subpar wide-receiver play and, at times, a lack of good decision-making by Jay Cutler.
This season will be different. The Bears offensive line has been holding up during the preseason and Jay Cutler has gotten into better shape; he now has great rapport with his receivers.
People have been very unfairly down on the Bears this year. Last season they won the NFC North, had an impressive 11-5 record and made it to the NFC Championship Game. This was all achieved with the worst offensive line in football and terrible play from the wide receivers.
This clearly shows the Bears have a great amount of talent. They are going to sneak up on the NFL with their play this season.