|Eagles at Chicago Bears|
|Sun., Nov. 28, 1 PM, FOX, Soldier Field|
A late November game in Chicago could certainly mean interesting weather, but the Eagles will hope they can match their result from last season's trip to the windy city.
Chicago went all out in free agency, signing the marquee defensive player on the market, end Julius Peppers, and running back Chester Taylor. The Bears are primed to rebound from last year's disappointing performance, and the key to their success is, of course, quarterback Jay Cutler.
Cutler was far too inconsistent last season, tossing 27 touchdowns (good) and 26 interceptions (very bad). Chicago's running game suffered with second-year man Matt Forte, so the Bears went out and signed Taylor during the first day of free agency and now has an enviable two-headed running attack.
On defense, middle man Brian Urlacher returns after a season-ending injury in 2009. His partner-in-crime at linebacker is Lance Briggs and the team also boasts a stellar defensive front that, in addition to Peppers, includes Pro Bowl defensive tackle Tommie Harris. On the outside, Charles Tillman will have his hands full with the Eagles' potent wideouts.
Many believe that anything less than a deep playoff run could cost general manager Jerry Angelo and head coach Lovie Smith their jobs. If that's the case, the Bears have loaded up with veteran star power and are looking to make some noise in the NFC North this season.
-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, 9:01 p.m., July 8