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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Clock running for Bears to figure it out

By Michael Wilbon



DETROIT -- The performance would suggest the Chicago Bears were locked out of this week, banished from the practice fields back home, from the video and meeting rooms. What else is there to conclude when a professional football team can't successfully snap the football?

Somebody tells you before the game that Matt Forte is going to carry the ball 22 times for 116 yards in essentially three quarters, that the Bears are going to double-up the Detroit Lions in time of possession, and that Jay Cutler is going to throw for 249 yards, check in with a passer rating of essentially 100 and commit zero turnovers against the Lions' flesh-eating defense, you figure they're going to hang the first loss of the season on Detroit, right?

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