If I'm not mistaken, the Bears acquired
The Dolphins traded both third-round picks they acquired from the Bears in exchange for Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall. Miami dealt the No. 73 overall selection in 2012 to the Chargers (who picked safety Brandon Taylor) and the No. 82 choice in 2013 to the Saints (who selected defensive tackle John Jenkins). I think it's pretty safe to say that the trade was a steal for the Bears. Marshall has rewritten the team record book and been voted to back-to-back Pro Bowls. Injuries have limited Taylor to only four games in two seasons with the Chargers, while Jenkins recorded 21 tackles while appearing in all 16 games with five starts last year as a rookie with the Saints.
I see that the Bears face the AFC East in 2014. How did they fare the last time they played that division?
The Bears won three of four games against the AFC East in 2010 en route to capturing the NFC North title and advancing to the NFC Championship Game. They beat the Bills 22-19 in Toronto, the Dolphins 16-0 in Miami and the Jets 38-34 in Chicago while losing to the Patriots 36-7 at Soldier Field.
It seems like every team has a "trade partner" and I was wondering if there's been one team the Bears have partnered with more than others in making deals.
The Bears have made 15 trades since 2008, and six of those deals have been with the Buccaneers. They: 1) Traded quarterback Brian Griese for a sixth-round pick on March 3, 2008; 2) Moved down five spots in the fourth round of the 2008 and selected safety