CHICAGO -- Stop us when it starts sounding familiar. Bears defense and special teams lead the charge while Robbie Gould comes through with three field goals and the offense ekes out just two drives longer than 37 yards and one 3-yard touchdown run.
This was supposed to be the season the Bears didn't have to rely on a dominating defense, but it's not working out that way.
The well-worn formula was good enough for a 23-6 Bears victory against a decent St. Louis Rams team Sunday at Soldier Field, and for the defense, it was a satisfying one at that. But those expecting the Bears offense under Mike Tice, with new weapons in Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Michael Bush, to be leading the league by now, instead got the second straight week of rickety, old-school.