Bears win; Jeff Reed chosen as player of the game.

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Knox

The Chicago Bears made many adjustments from last week’s loss to the Packers to defeat the defending Super Bowl champion Steelers Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. Robbie Gould was clutch once again hitting the game-winning field goal. Anyone can easily say the Bears should have lost this game, but you can say the same thing about Pittsburgh.

Most improved: Jay Cutler. He had one of his worse games in his young career last week but came to play this past Sunday. 27/38 for 236 yards and two touchdowns. In addition to that, he lead the Bears to a game winning drive in the final minutes.

Johnny Knox had a great game. Six catches for 70 yards and a touchdown. That was only part of his great game. The guy showed amazing speed and his touchdown catch where he jumped to grab the ball was clutch. Another guy on offense that showed some talent was third string tight end Kellen Davis. Cutler threw a laser to him for the first touchdown. That right there showed his hands are pretty good. Greg Olsen also chipped in and did well even after he got knocked down pretty hard by a close helmet-to-helmet hit by Tyrone Carter.

Although the receivers did much better than last week, there were still some miscues including a couple dropped passes. The routes however, were ran much better and Cutler seems to have the players on offense in a groove to be ready at anytime.

On defense: Alex Brown had another solid game. He did go down with a sprained ankle so that is a concern for this team. Hunter Hillenmeyer did a solid job filling in at middle linebacker but this was just one game. Who knows if this will continue. Lance Briggs is the man with eight tackles and now is the leader on this defense. As much as Roethlisberger along with Rashard Mendenhall and Willie Parker tore this defense up on a few plays throughout the game, the defense found a way to come up big when it mattered the most.

Idiot of the game: Mark Anderson. He pushed a player into a referee after a play was stopped which later lead to the second Steeler touchdown. It could have cost the Bears the game at the time.

Overall: Much needed victory. Plus there was some stat (cue Irish Yeti) that any Bears team in history that started off 0-2 never made the playoffs. Up next is Seattle at thier field.

Til next time.

– MM

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4 Responses to “Bears win; Jeff Reed chosen as player of the game.”

  1. Sandberg23 Says:

    Big win for the Bears. Defense has been stepping up pretty big and they are all playing pretty solid as a group. Offensively there was some things I was not crazy about. I thought there was some very conservative play calling during the game by Turner. To his credit the Steelers have a very very good defense. But we just picked up a supposed franchise qb and they really used the play book like Orton was still our qb. 2 play calls in particular. One the 3rd and 13 play. They run a draw play. How many times have we seen this in the past??? Isn’t that why we have Cutler for? To convert on them 3rd and long plays.. Also they threw a lot of underneath passes. Wasn’t Palamalu not playing. I thought they should have tried to expose them safeties a little bit and tried at least a couple shots down the field. Also, and some may disagree, but the last series of plays before the game winning field goal were very conservative just setting up for a field goal. I thought they had Pittsburgh setup for a play action pass there on 3rd down where they could have set up a shorter field goal try. I know the point is mute now but what happens if Gould misses that kick? That was not a chip shot by far and the field conditions sucked. The reason I’m making these points is that even though we may have a star qb I’m concerned our o coordinator is going to hold him back. That was just one week and that was the Steelers so I’ll withhold judgement for now. But I’m worried that’s what is going to happen.

  2. Sandberg23 Says:

    I should have said a few play calls not 2. my bad..

  3. Fro Dog Says:

    Sandberg23,

    I noticed that too in the last drive. It seems like it’s been a priority that the Bears play not to lose rather than play to win. As soon as they get in field goal range, they stop attacking the defense and let the clock the wind down which is fine but they could have done a little bit more. I can’t complain much though. They did win that game but it has been an ongoing thing since Turner came back.

  4. Sandberg23 Says:

    It was a much needed win no doubt about it and you can’t complain but it is a cause for concern in the future. Gould is as good as it gets but he’s gonna miss a few throughout the season. You would hate to see him miss a long field goal that loses the game when the offense had a chance to go for the jugular but played it conservative and let the clock run down instead of trying to move the ball further down the field for a shorter and more make-able kick.

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