How about dem Bears?!
While it was a narrow victory, the Bears squeaked out a 22-20 win led by Jay Cutler’s two-minute drill and capped off by a 49-yard field goal from the Bears “Goulden” foot.
Ah! The sweet smell of victory! 🙂
It wasn’t the prettiest game to watch. The Bears had three turnovers, including an untimely interception by Cutler on the second to last drive. Jay read the play right; he just under threw Martellus Bennett and threw off his back foot; allowing Charles Woodson to easily intercept the pass.
However, Jay wasn’t the only one suffering from the turnover bug. Matt Forte and Bennett also coughed up the football during the course of the game.
The Bears defense was able to create some turnovers of their own courtesy of Latavius Murray. Derek Carr hit him with a screen pass that bounced off his chest and into the hands of Pernell McPhee late in the second quarter. Then again, Latavius fumbled the ball on their first drive of the fourth quarter and it was recovered by Sam Acho.
Oddly enough, the Bears didn’t see much of Murray after that as Roy Helu took over. Let’s not forget that the Bears had two sacks, one from Jarvis Jenkins and another from rookie Eddie Goldman.
Congrats on your first career sack Eddie!
As far as the secondary goes, Kyle Fuller looked like he wanted to return to his old form. He didn’t look out of place or like he was lagging too far behind his guy. We also saw quite a bit of Tracy Porter. Early on, he impressed with a pass deflection and a couple tackles. The Bears gambled on starting him over Alan Ball, and for the most part, it paid off.
Who do you want to see on Jeremy Maclin next week? Tracy Porter or Kyle Fuller? Both impressed me enough that I feel comfortable with either on Maclin.
The Receiving Corp
It was nice to see Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson finally show up, wasn’t it?
Eddie looked good, he reeled in 7 receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown catch. If his arms were a little longer he could’ve had a second touchdown, but you can’t fault him for giving it all he had. It was nice to see Eddie show up and have a big impact in the game. Let’s hope to see more of this as the season goes along.
Bears fans have been waiting for Marquess to show us something since the day he was drafted. Barring some injury problems and his inability to move up the depth chart, he finally showed what he is capable of. Marquess hauled in 6 receptions for 80 yards. His presence was felt during the final two minute drive when Cutler targeted him twice. He hauled in a really nice catch along the sideline to redeem himself of dropping a much easier pass on his first target of the drive.
That dropped pass shows that he still has room to grow. He was looking to duck out of bounds before he hauled in the pass completely. Marquess had the right mindset, he just needed to go one step at a time.
It’ll come with time, plus he was able to redeem himself with a gorgeous catch on first down with 40 seconds left in the game to get the Bears closer to field goal range. I am happy to see that Marquess was able to prove himself in this game.
Props to Wilson, keep up the good work and keep building on this game!
Looking Forward to Next Week
The rest of the Bears opponents for the year (minus the Broncos and the Packers) are 13-27 right now.
Next week the Bears travel to face a 1-3 Kansas City team that lost to Green Bay, Denver, and Cincinnati. Their lone win came in week one against the Texans.
On offense, both teams hover around an average of 20 or so points and both give up 31.2 points a game on defense.
What should we expect Bears fans?
The Bears need to clean up the offense. They cannot afford three turnovers a game and expect to walk away victors. I’m adamant that Cutler will have his interception, as his fourth quarter interceptions are inevitable.
Minus that one the Bears cannot, and I seriously mean CANNOT, turn the ball over. Andy Reid will have no problem milking the clock if the Bears just continuously hand it over to his team. In their last game, the Chiefs had a whopping T.O.P. of 36 minutes and 53 seconds.
The Bears on average give up 189.8 passing yards per game. Alex Smith threw for 348 yards against the Bengals and was sacked five times. Look for those hungry pass rushers to attack Smith next week as the Bears now have had six sacks the last two games after having none for the first two weeks.
I also want to see more confidence spewing out of Kyle Fuller as he looked good against the Raiders. As well as the under-rated rookie safety Adrian Amos, who found himself tied at the top of the tackles list with Pernell McPhee against the Raiders with 9 total tackles.
I predict he will get his first career interceptions against Kansas City, I just have a feeling. 🙂
My Final Prediction Against the Chiefs
I think the Chicago Bears can pull out their second win of the year against this Chiefs team.
It won’t be the prettiest win but they will pull out a 24-21 victory in Kansas City, once again off that “Goulden” foot.
Funny how Will brought up on our last episode that he would trade Willie Young…
The next day, news broke that Willie Young has asked for a trade.
Who do you think the Bears should get in return for Willie if he’s traded? More draft picks? A young player that fits the scheme?
Tweet us… write to us on Facebook… or leave a comment below with what you want to see from a Willie Young trade!