Frustration. That’s how I felt this entire game. The Bears, who some people thought would just roll over the Vikings, were in a fight to the end. They had numerous opportunities to take the life out of the Vikings early, but poor calls and turnovers messed those up. In addition, the feed kept going in and out and we ended up missing a touchdown by the Vikings at the end of the first half. The Bears didn’t deserve to win (How many times have I said that before?) but regardless, they pulled one of out of their asses to stun the Vikings. Before one of my arteries burst in ANGER, let’s go over this quickly.
Offense: When there is first and goal on the 1, what is the smart thing to do? RUN THE FUCKING BALL. I thought Lovie and his turds for offensive coordinators were fired for a reason? Instead, a bad call by Trestman. I am not off the Trestman bandwagon by any means, but come on, that was a horrible call. If it’s third down, I could understand it. Instead, Cutler throws in a crowd of defenders and it ends up being picked off. Before that, Cutler fumbles the ball while the Bears are mercifully driving down the field and it turns into a touchdown for the Vikings. Cutler was completely off today. He, alone had three turnovers (fumble, two interceptions). He finally put on his big boy pants in the final drive and threw the game-winning touchdown to Martellus Bennett with seconds remaining. Holy shit. A tight end who catches passes and gets touchdowns? We haven’t seen that shit since Ryan Wetnight or even DITKA. MY FRENDTS. Forte ran the ball well but fumbled it in the 4th quarter and that could have sealed the deal had the Vikings scored a touchdown on the following drive. Phew.
Defense: Tim Jennings had an interception for a touchdown. Great. The Bears defense still wasn’t all that great. This is a concern. Adrian Peterson only had 100 yards rushing so they contained him for the most part. However, the drive before halftime was terrible so I am glad we didn’t get to see the touchdown pass that Ponder threw to Kyle Rudolph. At least the Bears held the Vikings to two field goals in the second half. They could have put the game away with a touchdown in their last possession. The defense needs to get better in a hurry. One of these games, the breaks aren’t going to go their way if this doesn’t change.
Special teams: Hester is awesome. He nearly took back two or three all the way. The conditions might have had something to do with it but he gave the Bears great field position throughout the game. And before I forget, Cordarrelle Patterson took one back on the opening kickoff for the Vikings. Bad coverage by the Bears there.
The Bears don’t get style points but it’s a win. 2-0 and a meeting with the Steelers in Pittsburgh next Sunday Night.