Holy shit. What a night. I actually was comfortable up until the fourth quarter when the warmers inside my shoes stopped working. Those extra layers and warmers I had in other places did wonders. For the meatball in me, it was complete. We were lucky enough to see Ditka at halftime and right before closing time, the neck beard (by Cracky) himself, Kyle Orton made a cameo. More importantly, however, I don’t think I have ever seen an offensive performance like this from the Bears to my memory. The Bears scored on every single drive (kneel down at the end being the exception). Seeing how bad the Bears have been on offense since I can even remember, this is unbelievable. To me, it’s really rare for any NFL team to go an entire game and score on every possession because of the law of averages. The Bears beat the Cowboys and now, are tied for first once again.
Offense: You would think that the defense of the Bears is the worst in the NFL and no other team can match that. Rethink that thought. The Cowboys were just as horrible. Like I mentioned above, I find it rare for a team to score on every possession in a game, but it did. But holy shit. Josh McCown. I know it was against the Cowboys, but it’s still an NFL team and he shredded them apart. Alshon Jeffery is fucking awesome. What a touchdown catch he had. The Bears played flawless for the entire game on offense. They ran the ball well with Matt Forte (I love this guy). Oh, hey, even Michael Bush (by Cracky) actually gained some yards. In fact, I think he had more yards on Monday night than he had all year. The Bears had nearly 500 yards of total offense. You ever seen that by them in your lifetime? I didn’t think so. (Cue Yeti) This is why Trestman was brought in. It doesn’t make up for the horrible decisions in the last few games, but as we all know, if the previous regime is still in tact, the Bears only have three or four wins at the most.
With Josh McCown, I get it. He’s been playing like Peyton Manning latley. But please, let’s all keep the idea that Cutler is still, better than McCown. Because he is. I made this point when Cutler was hurt (again) against the Lions: A healthy Jay Cutler is better than Josh McCown. He must be 100% healthy to get back out there. The Bears are doing fine with McCown. However, when it comes down to it, if there is a fourth quarter and the Bears need a game-winning drive, I am going with Cutler a hundred times out of a hundred.
Defense: You would think that the Cowboys would just play like a small, high school style offense and run the ball all night. Wrong. The first drive or two, the Cowboys would run it and run it well. Even at halftime with the Bears up 24-14, they could have just stuck with the game plan. Instead, Tony Romo is throwing passes on second and third down which are resulting in punts. The defense of the Bears couldn’t stop a nose bleed. His receivers were either dropping passes or they were overthrown to. By the time Orton came in, they started running again and it worked. DeMarco Murray had only 18 carries for 146 yards. For you stat geeks out there, that’s just over eight yards a carry.
Special Teams: Hey, Robbie Gould nailed all three field goals. Wow, it’s so hard kicking chip-shot, 24-yard field goals. He’s really good. In fact, he’s the most accurate kicker in NFL history! When you kick all of those chip-shots over the years, you know, because your teams sucked so bad in the red zone, they couldn’t get touchdowns, your overall percentage rises tremendously? Yeah. That’s Robbie Gould. Want him to kick a 47-yard field goal in a dome? NO. CHANCE. IN. HELL.
I TOLD YOU ALL IN DA LAST POST DAT DA HAND OF DITKA WOULD INSTILL DA FIRE AND PASSION INTO DA BEARS MY FRENDT. HIS HALFTIME SPEECH GAVE ALL DAT DEY NEEDED TO SECURE DIS VICTORY!
The Bears will take on Jason Campbell, Caleb Hanie and the rest of the Cleveland Browns this coming Sunday.