Finally, a game where the Bears didn’t drive me bat shit crazy. At the start, it looked like another atrocious effort from the defense. They really need to stop giving up touchdowns with ease on the first drive of games. But, after that, they smothered the Rams and contained Todd Gurley. Jay Cutler kicked ass and the Bears went on to win. I admit to being shocked that they played this well. There hasn’t been in a game in a few years where the Bears won like this. And the defense did well without Pernell McPhee.
Zach Miller – This is really a feel good story. He was hurt last year in the preseason after playing very well. I thought he wouldn’t be back with this team. He saves the Bears last week and this week, an amazing breakaway touchdown on the first drive. Then, he scored the next touchdown on a nice catch. He’s been a great compliment to Martellus Bennett. The Bears need both of these guys.
Jeremy Langford/Ka’Deem Carey – I put these two in the recap last week and rightfully so. They both had repeat stellar performances. First, Langford with a big catch and run for over 80 yards for a touchdown. He had 182 total yards. He lead the team in both rushing and receiving. With Carey, he gave Langford some rest and had some big runs for first downs. It appears that Matt Forte will be replaced by both Langford and Carey.
Jay Cutler – Well, he hasn’t been the Dickface that we all expected to him to be. He’s thrown some interceptions but hasn’t been as terrible in the last two games. He needs to keep making smart decisions. He had a big run today for a first down. He also has been smart with where he passes to.
Marc Mariani – This guy fucking sucks. Two weeks ago, he fumbled two punt returns in a row. Neither resulted in turnovers. This week, it caught up to the Bears. He fumbles on a return and luckily, the Rams only gained a field goal out of it. Good thing the Rams were terrible today. That could have opened up the flood gates. If John Fox doesn’t replace him with someone else, then he is no better than Lovie Smith or Marc Trestman. There are other players who are more than capable of taking back returns than Marc Mariani. I cringe every time the other team punts.
Tracy Porter – He found the fountain of youth today. He broke up numerous passes. Him and Antrel Rolle were both playing like they did five or six years ago. It isn’t a lack of effort from these two as to why they have been bad for most of the season. They have tried to adjust but their age has slowed them down. This game, they did their best to adjust and it worked. The defense was outstanding after that first drive.
Shea McClellin – He returned today and played well. He lead the team in tackles and ripped the ball out of Tre Mason for the turnover. He was awful since getting drafted. Maybe this new system is bringing out the best in him. He was actually playing decent before his injury.
Greg Robinson – Ladies and gentleman, I stand corrected. All this time, I was saying that Vladamir Ducasse was the worst offensive lineman in football. Greg Robinson of the St. Louis Rams proved me wrong. He leads the NFL in penalties for an offensive lineman. Today, three more holding penalties for Mr. Robinson. Vladamir Ducasse, you are now number two on the list. Congratulations, dickhead.
The Broncos are in Chicago next week. The Bears are slowly, but surely, moving up in the standings.