The Bears have gotten back to winning ways and now go on the road to face a reeling Indianapolis Colts team. "Right now I don't like getting into speculation and predictions because we'll know more on Wednesday".
Porter signed a one year deal last year with the Chicago Bears and then a three year extension after quite the impressive showing.
Let's meet the enemy for this week. But this particular escape act ended with a failed fourth-and-1 try near midfield, and Jacksonville walked away with a 30-27 victory.
The Bears won six of the last eight meetings, including post-season.
Historical match ups: That one postseason loss was in Super Bowl XLI.
Bears 2008 season opener against Peyton Manning and the Colts. If Cutler plays, he would make 100th appearance as Bear in home state (Indiana). Alshon Jeffery caught his first career touchdown in the contest as well.
Well, Cutler did not practice on Wednesday.
Howard won't make anyone forget about Forte, but if his debut is any indication of his future, the Bears are going to have another stud in the backfield for a long time.
One touchdown and two field goals is all the Colts have mustered in the first quarter, continuing a theme of slow starts under coach Chuck Pagano.
After making the Bears roster as an undrafted rookie past year, Meredith helped fill the void after injuries decimated the team's receiving corps, catching 11 passes for 120 yards.
The Colts are now favored to win by five points. For the Bears, Jay Cutler will most likely be sidelined for the third straight game. The Colts have been passing 65 percent of the time on offense. Marvin Jones played well for the most part, aside from a drop, with 74 yards on 5 receptions. Leno had a strong day as a run blocker against the Lions as some of Jordan Howard's best runs came to his side.
Defense: This is where a lot of the problems have been for the Colts. The revamped defense has yielded 31.3 points over the first four weeks.
RUNNING UPHILL: Colts running back Frank Gore moved into 10th place on the NFL's career rushing list last week and needs 20 yards to pass Jim Brown (12,312 yards).
BEARS WR Kevin White, who looked good catching 6-55 in Week 4 before leaving game with ankle injury, was placed on injured reserve. They have allowed five rushing scores and are giving up a healthy 4.2 YPC average to opponents. He covers anything with a heartbeat-and he can rush the passer. There were so many decisions that they made in there and they just missed. Hoyer started in place of the injured Cutler and the move rewarded the Bears with their first win of the National Football League season.
Through four games, the Colts have given up a league-worst 15 sacks and are tied for second-worst with 32 quarterback hits allowed. Glenn is rangy but may not have the closing speed to stay downfield with Hilton. Those will be the key match ups there. In the end, the Colts come out on top (after being down 17-3 at the half) and Pagano keeps his job for another week. There should be plenty of running room for Jordan Howard again and the Bears need to continue to be run-first but there should be some big plays available downfield for Jeffery.
"I think [offensive coordinator] Dowell [Loggains] has done a good job of coming up with plays and knowing where our strengths are, and I think really the offense [is] kind of coming together", Hoyer said.
The Bears defense must get some pressure on Luck or he can stand back in the pocket, roll out and scramble for time and pick the Bears apart downfield. "There's just no reason to cuss, call people names, especially when you bring little people to the games, and you want them to become fans and enjoy it as well". Both the Colts and the Bears are 1-3 on the season but with the Bears battling even more injuries this week it will not be an easy matchup.