The Bears avoided disaster by beating the much improved Lions Sunday afternoon. There were a shitload of bad penalties, stupid turnovers and a call by the refs that was supposed to be a game winning touchdown for the Lions but wasn’t. Let’s get to it.
Unless you are Irish Yeti or some other turd sandwich, you would (the normal sports fan) know that stats don’t mean shit. If you win, you did your job. If you lose, you didn’t. Same goes in this case. If you look at just the stats, the Bears should have annihilated the Lions. They outrushed them, out passed them and played just as good on defense if not better. The Bears had numerous times to score. They had great field possession nearly every time they took over as well as playing great defense forcing many three and outs.
Defense: The Bears proved me wrong Sunday on defense with the exception of the last drive. They let Shaun Hill actually throw the ball and get first downs. They have to tighten up late during games. But before that, the front four did get pressure on Stafford and Hill resulting in three turnovers (The third being on the 4th and 10 to end the game). Julius Peppers caused a fumble while injuring Stafford for the rest of the game. We saw Brian Urlacher play tremendous getting eight tackles. When it seemed like Jahvid Best or someone else were to get a gain of a few yards, Urlacher was waiting to stop that from happening. Nice to see he is healthy. Lance Briggs also did very well getting nine tackles along with causing that fumble on Shaun Hill inside the 1. Speaking of that fumble…
1st and goal at the 1: How the fuck do Smith and Martz not call a quarterback sneak in that situation? That had to been the four dumbest plays in a row I have seen in quite some time. PATHETIC as our friend Genrebuster would say. A quarterback sneak in most situations would guarantee at least a yard. Luckily as I mentioned above, the defense bailed the shitty offense out.
Offense: Once again. Look at the stats and you think the Bears kicked ass and scored a lot of points. However. Four turnovers in this game is unacceptable and shitty. First turnover was Cutler throwing an interception with four defenders surrounding Johnny Knox. Second was Greg Olsen coughing up the ball in the red zone. Then in the 1st half also, Forte fumbled it going up in the air. Enough with the fumbles. The Bears got rid of Rashaan Salaam a long time ago.
Blown call at the end: Thank God this was in the rule book. Apparently, since Johnson was still moving even after the catch, the part of the process of catching the ball was the factor. However in my opinion, that should have been a catch. Everyone and their mother knew that should have been a catch. As I said in the title: The refs must have been Bears fans. I’ll take it.
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