This game was typical at the start for the Chicago Bears. There was a blocked punt, then a touchdown and right after that, a three and out by the Bears. Before we knew it, the Bears were down 17-0 and it appeared that the 49ers were on their way to kicking the shit out the Bears on the road for 523rd time in a row. Not so fast. The Bears made adjustments on both sides of the ball. Trestman and Tucker figured out what was and wasn’t working. With some help from the referees and Jay Cutler being on his game, the Bears came back and won a game against the 49ers on the road for the first time since NINETEEN EIGHTY FIVE, my frendt.
Offense: First, credit to the offensive line for this performance. Cutler hit a couple of times but they hung in there despite the two injuries. I thought Bushrod and Mills both had great games. At first, it looked like the Bears were trying to run or set up screens for Forte. When they realized it wasn’t working, Trestman and Kromer changed things up and started passing down the field to the receivers and Martellus Bennett. Last, but not least, Brandon Marshall. Holy shit. Him and Jeffery were just fantastic despite their injuries.
Defense: Like the offense at the start, the defense was looking like horseshit too. I said last week that all the 49ers had to do, was to run the ball and have Kaepernick run all over the place. Instead, he is throwing all over the place and that turned into three interceptions. He also had a fumble too that was caused by Jared Allen. Nice of him and the rest of the defense to finally show up. Willie Young also came up huge with two sacks. The player of this entire game though goes to Kyle Fuller. He stepped in when Tillman went out and was doing things that we haven’t seem much with the Bears over these years: Cover receivers and make adjustments in place. And speaking of injuries, there were quite a few of them, including Chris Conte, Sherrick McManis, Jay Ratliff and Trevor Scott. That is not good news as the injuries are already piling up after just two games.
Special Teams: Nothing.
I am still in shock. If any of you say you thought the Bears were going to win this game, my bullshit detector will go off. The Bears are in first place. The Bears go to the Meadowlands next to face the Jets on Monday Night Football. Bear down.