As always, there is a lot to discuss but I will try to keep it at a minimum.
The minute Orton went down, I thought the Bears were finished for the game as many of you guys were probably thinking the same. Reports say that Orton will be out for about a month so I guess things could be worse. We saw “Rex be Rex” in the second half. He had some nice passes as well as some dumb ones. He had a couple passes deflected with one being an interception. This of course happens all the time with him because he is too short. Like it or not, we will have to deal with this for the next month.
The good: Craig Steltz filling in for Mike Brown and getting an interception, the defense allowing no points in the second half, Rex Grossman leading the team after being down at halftime and Matt Forte rushing for 126 yards with 101 of them coming in the 2nd half.
Also, Jason Hanson slipping on the extra point in the 2nd quarter proved to be huge because the game might have went into overtime because the Lions were driving down the field in the final seconds of the game.
The bad: Letting Dan Orlovsky play like Steve Young, the defense giving up 23 points in the second quarter and the Mike Brown annual injury.
First place and a 5-3 record. I think we all would take that.