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Flashback: Bears' recent Week Nine performances

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Alex Mayster

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By Alex Mayster

Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week Nine contests each of the last five seasons:

2009: The Bears' defense was torched for five touchdowns through the air in a 41-21 loss to the Cardinals. QB Jay Cutler was busy, with Chicago playing from behind the majority of the game, as he completed 29-of-47 attempts for 369 yards and three touchdowns. TE Greg Olsen had all three TD grabs, and WRs Devin Hester and Earl Bennett each had more than 90 receiving yards.

2008: Bears QB Rex Grossman led Chicago back from a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat the Lions 27-23. Grossman replaced the injured Kyle Orton to start the second half and provided a spark. He narrowed the gap with a six-yard touchdown pass to Rashied Davis before giving his team the lead for good with a TD on a one-yard quarterback keeper. RB Matt Forté led the way on the ground, carrying the ball 22 times for 126 yards.

2007: BYE

2006: Grossman's three interceptions proved costly in the Bears' 31-13 loss to the Dolphins. The offense wasn't able to get anything going, and the loss put an end to Chicago's undefeated season. Grossman completed just 18-of-42 passes, and Thomas Jones was held to 69 yards on 20 carries. DE Alex Brown and CB Nathan Vasher each had interceptions.

2005: A 28-yard field goal by PK Robbie Gould in the final seconds gave the Bears a 20-17 win over the Saints. Orton and Saints QB Aaron Brooks each threw two interceptions and were held to fewer than 200 yards passing. The Bears rushed for 183 yards, and RB Adrian Peterson gave the Bears their first lead of the game with a six-yard TD run in the third quarter.

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