Chicago Bears mid-season report card

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Overall grade — C-

Overall, the Chicago Bears get a slightly below average grade. Except for the Arizona and Seattle games (in which Cutler missed time), the Bears have been in every game. A bounce here or there, and the Bears could easily be 5-3 instead of 3-5.

But, the reality is the Bears do own a losing record. The defense has to learn to finish games and seal wins, while the offense needs to punch it into the end zone, especially when they are in the red zone. Field goals are nice, but you have to score more points to get victories, and the way to do that is by getting touchdowns.

If the special teams can pin the opponents deep into their own territory, or get huge returns and give the offense a short field, the team can score more points.

Cutler has improved, but he has to continue it through the second half. Langford needs to show that he is the heir apparent to Forte at running back.

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The Bears are not the holy mess they were in the past two seasons. They are moving in the right direction. Can they keep it going through the second half, however? We will see, starting this Sunday.