The Bears beat the Browns on Sunday 30-6. If you look at just the stats and score (Cue Irish Yeti), you would probably think the Bears totally dominated the game. Well, on defense, they did and it was expected. On offense, the running game got going and Cutler had a decent game. But damn. Can the offensive line protect this guy?
Along with the four sacks that he took, Cutler was sandwiched about five other times during the game. I think he has been sacked at least 10 or 15 times so far and only seven games have been played. He got hit in the mouth, had a bloody tongue after biting it and I don’t know how the hell he got back up after a couple of those hits by Shaun Rogers. One of those times, he got up real slowly and the first thing that went through my mind was “Please. Don’t be hurt”. It seems like everytime he steps back to pass, he is running for his life. Well, we still suck. I do not want to see Caleb Hanie out there at all unless the Bears are either up 30 or down 30.
Josh Beekman had the start on the left side of the line in place of Frank Omiyale and that should stay that way. On Sunday, the problems still were there. Kevin Shaeffer should maybe start either in place of Pace which is doubtful or for Chris Williams on the right side. More changes still need to be made. Maybe a lineman is available for the Bears to pick up to try to help this season. Right now, this team is not going far until the line gets fixed.
So in a nutshell, this win does not mean shit. The Bears failed to put more points on the board and especially in the red zone. Matt Forte had a good game which was nice to see. I will give credit to the defense for not allowing Cleveland to use the infamous “I-Pass” against the Bears. If the defense sucked on Sunday, then there are more problems than we may think.
A 4-3 record with Arizona coming to town next week isn’t what some of us expected but it could be worse. This is a must win game. As of right now, the Giants, Cowboys, Falcons and Packers all seem to be contenders for the Wild Card spots. The division race is already over with the Vikings pretty much in control. Is it me or are Vikings fans the worse in football? I digress.