The Super Bowl will be played in Dallas. The Chicago Bears are talking as if they are going to the Super Bowl. Maybe they are right to believe that.
Larry Mayer has posted an article at the Chicago Bears’ website titled “Bears make statement with impressive win in Dallas.”
There were two Bears’ teams on Sunday that played against Dallas. The first team was the one that started the game. The Dallas defensive four were all over Jay Cutler. He was slammed to the ground time after time and there was even a flagrant foul for roughing him that wasn’t called. I figured the Bears were dead. I figured that after the game we would get the usual song and dance that the offensive line having holes.
I was wrong. The second Chicago Bears’ team showed up. The Cowboys blitzed and Cutler first snapped a pass to Johnny Knox. Then he did the same thing on the next play except he flipped a pass to tight end Greg Olsen who has the speed of a wide receiver and scored a touchdown. Cutler wasn’t done. He hit 21 0f 29 passes. He had 277 yards with three touchdowns with no interceptions and an incredible 136.7 passer rating.
However the Bears defense sparkled as well. In fact the 20 points the Cowboys scored did not have a big impact as the game progressed. The Bears got far enough ahead of the Cowboys that they were playing catch-up.
The defense caused two interceptions and a fumble. They were all over the receivers and even when there was a catch they really slammed the receiver.
After Cutler burned the secondary of Dallas the Bears’ offensive line was able to do a better job and it appeared that they began to get confidence in themselves.
Are the Bears for real and do they have a chance in their division? Yes I think they do. Next week on Monday night they face the pre-season favorite in the NFC North the Green Bay Packers. They are tough but they also have a running back that was injured and is out for the season. Minnesota is struggling for sure.
Monday night against the Packers will be a real test. We’ll see what the bears are really made of.
I wish the Bears’ first win hadn’t been so controversial.
Chicago Bears Website, Larry Mayer, “Bears make statement with impressive win in Dallas”