Here’s the life of a Chicago Bears fan: I was sure the Bears would lose to the Minnesota Vikings, but the Bears made me feel guilty by beating the Vikings 27-13. The Bears’ win tied them for first place with the Green Bay Packers. However, they did beat the Pack.
Now back to being a fan; I was able to enjoy it for about 15 minutes before remembering the Bears play Thursday night against the Miami Dolphins, who beat the Tennessee Titans 29-17. We are playing there.
Larry Mayer has posted an article at the Chicago Bears website titled “Bears outplay Vikings in all three phases in impressive win.” Mr. Mayer does his usual great job of recounting what happened. I was lucky that I got to watch the game live.
The Bears started off slow. Favre was then able to get the Vikings within field goal range, and they went ahead. However, they weren’t as effective on the next attempt, and then Jay Cutler hit Greg Olsen on a touchdown pass. He hit Olsen the play before, but it was called back for a holding penalty.
Favre once again led the Vikings down the field and then hit Percy Harvin for a 53-yard touchdown down the right sideline; was he ever open!
The Bears battled back with a touchdown pass to Devin Hester from Cutler.
The Bears used Hester again for kickoff returns and punts, and he ran a punt return back for 42 yards and a kickoff for 68 yards; he looked like the Hester of old. He seemed to have his “groove” back.
The final touchdown pass was caught by tight end Kellen Davis. Considering his last name, you know he has to have talent. After he caught the 19-yard hit from Cutler, Davis “dunked” the ball over the goal posts.
Matt Forte broke free for a couple of nice runs, as did Chester Taylor. Further, the Bears’ defense seemed to have the Vikings’ playbook all figured out.
If the Bears will play like they did Sunday on this coming Thursday, they have a shot at winning the game.
Still, I am a Bears fan, and I’m worried.
NFL Website, Game Center, “Dolphins top Titans for first home win of season”
Chicago Bears’ Website, Larry Mayer, “Bears outplay Vikings in all three phases in impressive win”