The Bears Den: August 23, 2011

"...where we need the work."

Bears struggle in all three phases in loss | Larry Mayer: The pass protection was much improved, but the negatives far outweighed the positives for the Bears Monday night at New Meadowlands Stadium.

Pass protection a bright spot in defeat | Larry Mayer: There are other areas of concern after Monday's preseason loss to the Giants. But at least the Bears offensive line showed marked improvement. Bears Video: Jay, Lovie

Defense, special teams have to improve - David Haugh: While the offense showed progress vs. the New York Giants, the two pillars that hold up the Chicago Bears were unstable.

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Thomas injury overshadows Giants win over Bears - The Giants had a near perfect night against the Bears, except for the season-ending knee injury to starting cornerback Terrell Thomas.

Bears offensive line does OK in loss - Brad Biggs: Whether right guard Lance Louis and left tackle J'Marcus Webb were good enough to remain starters is a matter for film review. Photos: Bears - Giants

Bears line shows improvement - Dan Pompei: Cutler happy with men up front.

Special teams units not so special - Vaughn McClure: The Bears' special teams units weren't so special in Monday's exhibition loss to the Giants.

Bears pounded 41-13, but remain injury-free Fred Mitchell: All three phases for the Bears must share culpability for Monday night’s 41-13 preseason shellacking to the Giants at the Meadowlands.

Steven Rosenbloom: Williams starts badly, Bears follow - On his first chance in the exhibition season, Roy Williams dropped a third-and-10 pass that would have picked up 16. While he gets into football shape, can he also get into catching shape?

Few positives to celebrate in Bears’ 41-13 loss to Giants - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen: While the Bears’ line progressed, other players on offense, defense and special teams regressed.

Bears endure quite a licking with the kicking - Chicago Sun-Times Mark Potash: Whether the Bears did or didn’t receive permission from the NFL to kick from the 30-yard line instead of from the 35 in their preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills, they were right about one thing: They need the work.

Bears still searching for offensive identity | John "Moon" Mullin: Half the preseason is gone and the Bears offense is still looking for answers after a 41-13 loss to the Giants.

Offensive Line Shows Improvement Against Giants " CBS Chicago Adam Hoge rates the line left to right.

Bears-Giants: Five things we learned - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Jeff Dickerson: Five things we learned watching the Bears against the Giants.

Barber vs. Forte on goal line - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Michael C. Wright: His 2010 stats don't back up Marion Barber's reputation as a goal-line force.

There are positives in Chicago Bears' blowout loss to New York Giants - ESPN Chicago Melissa Isaacson: The Bears didn't accomplish much, but they did escape New York healthy. ESPN highlights.

Observation deck: Bears-Giants - NFC North Blog - ESPN Kevin Seifert: Observations from the Bears 41-13 preseason loss to the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.

First Impressions - Bears @ Giants | Nathan Jahnke of Pro Football Focus discusses the Chicago Bears / New York Giants Monday Night preseason game.

Bears-Giants: three routes to learn from | National Football Post Matt Bowen: Talking Xs and Os from Monday night, plus some game notes to check out.

Hang out with Bears safety Chris Harris - Chicago Sun-Times Sean Jensen: Harris and the Sun-Times are joining forces for a Twitter project.

Having trouble deciding who to root for in 2010? - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports This handy chart, by Interpretation by Design, may be of some assistance.

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