In this Thursday edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at whether or not there was a divine hand in the Fog Bowl between the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles, as well as the job security of defensive coordinator Mel Tucker Jr.
-We start out with an update on the situation of Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton, who was arrested on Sunday morning in Grapevine, Texas. His agent Jordan Woy said in a statement that Melton did not “physically instigate the incident that led to his arrest,” and proclaimed his client’s innocence. [CBS Chicago]
-We are going to be looking ahead for the rest of the week to the Bears’ NFC North championship showdown with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, and Bob Warja did the same in this post about five ways that the Bears can beat Green Bay. [Chicago Bears Huddle]
-“Was the Fog Bowl an act of God?” That is the question that Chuck Garfien poses in this interesting preview for a CSN Chicago special about the epic game between the Eagles and Bears. [CSN Chicago]
-There has been plenty of coverage about the Bears’ offense, with a focus on Matt Forte and Jay Cutler, but there is one group that hasn’t gotten nearly enough coverage: the team’s offensive line. [The Daily Herald]
-Bears’ defensive coordinator Mel Tucker has been the subject of a lot of criticism this season for his handling of the team’s defense, but he is still focused on the task at hand, rather than worrying about his job security. [ESPN Chicago]
-The Bears’ are trying to put a 43 point loss out of their heads when they hit the field Sunday against the Packers, and there’s an interesting team that they can take solace from: the 2008 Arizona Cardinals, who got blown out by the New England Patriots and responded by winning their next four games en route to nearly winning Super Bowl XLIII. [Chicago Sun-Times]
-Finally, the Tribune has an awesome graphic detailing the paths that the Packers and Bears have taken to their big game on Sunday, including all the highs and lows for both sides. [Chicago Tribune]