Well, it came down to the Bears not covering their receivers that lead to the victory in this game. All game long, the secondary was fucking atrocious. The Giants had receivers open all game and at the end of the night, the secondary of the Bears left Brandon Myers wide open down the field only to have the ball deflect into the arms of Tim Jennings. Bears win. Barely.
Offense: The offense was on fire in the first half. Second half; not so much. I wasn’t happy with some of the calls late in the game but a play here or there, and they probably score more points. In the first half, Cutler was on his game. Believe it or not, if Cutler had thrown for 300 or more yards in this game, he would have been the first quarterback in FRANCHISE history to throw for that much in three straight games. Think about it. The Bears are one of the oldest franchises in sports. That shows how bad they have been over all of these years. Also, Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett had their best games yet as Bears. Bennett in a few occasions, had a catch and looked like he was going to get tackled immediately, he broke free and was able to get extra yardage for first downs. It’s a shame that we have been disrespected as fans by having Kellen Davis shoved down our throats every game.
Guys, did you all notice the green shoes on Brandon Marshall. Apparently, Brad Nessler had to say that quite a few times for me to finally realize that. I must have not been paying attention.
Back to being frustrated, the Bears get an interception on the first drive of the game. I thought Trestman should have taken the points right there. Luckily, it didn’t come back to haunt the Bears but in the future against better teams, it’s best to just kick the field goal to get off to a good start.
Defense: What else can you say? Don’t let the three turnovers they caused get your excited. Mel Tucker needs to work the secondary. Brandon Jacobs had over 100 yards rushing. Then, the receivers are open all night long. I lost count in the second quarter but let’s say at least 11 of Eli Manning’s 14 completions were to wide open receivers. This shit really has to stop. It’s enough that all of the defensive tackles are gone. It would be nice to see the secondary actually do something productive. Once again, I get that they had three interceptions but a play here or there and the Bears are 3-3.
Special Teams: Robbie Gould had two field goals that were ultimately the difference in this game. Yes, a bad kickoff that led to a big return. What the hell was Devin Hester doing screaming at Gould on the sidelines anyway? Hester didn’t have his best game and he had a fumble in the process as well. As a whole, the special teams has regressed since Dave Toub left. You kind of had a FEELING that was going to happen but wow. This needs to be fixed soon as well.
Here’s another interesting stat (cue Yeti): The Bears beat the Giants at home for the first time since 1991. Holy shit. I also thought on the last drive that Eli Manning was going to win it just like in 2007 against the Bears at Soldier Field that propelled the Giants to pretty much, running the table that year en route to a Super Bowl championship. As most of you know, I am fairly superstitious but deja vu took a back seat this time.
More bad news however. Alshon Jeffery was hurt in this game along with D.J. Williams and James Anderson. Charles Tillman sat out this game because of the short week. The good news is, the Bears have ten days off before their next game so somewhat of a bye-week is in store. The injuries are piling up at a rapid pace. I get that it’s the NFL and this will happen but the Bears need some help. The way I see it, they should start finding people off the scrap heap and see what they can do. They need help on defense. I’ll say it again: Fuck Roger Goodell and his Thursday night games. He doesn’t give a shit about the safety of the players. What a fucking hack. If Chucky ever sees this guy in public, it’s safe to say some heavy mining equipment will make contact with Goodell’s head. No doubt about it.
The Redskins are up next a week from Sunday.