Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of email questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com.
How do you think
Elk Grove, Illinois
I thought rookie fullback Evan Rodriguez did an excellent job, especially blocking in the running game against the Colts. He often lined up in an "I" formation and did a great job creating holes at the point of attack. While watching a tape of the game, I wrote Rodriguez's number down on multiple occasions. His best block probably came in the first quarter when he helped spring
When was the last time the Bears scored at least 41 points in a game without the benefit of a touchdown from the defense or special teams?
It certainly has been a while. The Bears scored at least 41 points without a touchdown on defense or special teams Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts for the first time since Sept. 27, 1992 when they defeated the Atlanta Falcons 41-31 at Soldier Field in Mike Ditka's final season as coach. While researching your question I discovered that the Bears scored 40 points or more only once during the 11 seasons they were coached by Dave Wannstedt (1993-98) and Dick Jauron (1999-2003), and that came in Wannstedt's first win as coach, a 47-17 drubbing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 26, 1993 in Chicago. The Bears have compiled at least 40 points in seven games under coach Lovie Smith.
I do not have NFL Network and was wondering if Thursday night's Bears-Packers game will be televised locally in Chicago. I know that has been done in the past.
Yes, Thursday night's Bears-Packers game will be televised locally on My 50 Chicago, otherwise known as WPWR-TV. All NFL games are broadcast on free TV in the markets of the respective teams. The only exception is when a game does not sell out and is then blacked out in the home team's market. Of course, that's not a problem with the Bears, who have sold out every game since 1984.