The Bears beat the Chargers for their fifth straight, the first time since the 2005. While we should be celebrating, many of us are panicking because Jay Cutler could be out for the rest of the regular season. If he can't go, I'm confident in Caleb Hanie.
Hanie showed us something last season against the Packers in the NFC Championship game. He's a gamer. As long as he can manage the game and Mike Martz doesn't revert to his "genius" ways, the Bears should be okay.
The offense got off to a slow start. What separates good teams from mediocrity is the team's ability to pick it up and start making plays, which the Bears did.
What impressed me the most about Jay Cutler's performance was his trust in the receivers. The Chargers made it a point to stop Matt Forte and Roy Williams, Earl Bennett and Johnny Knox all responded. It's too bad Cutler will be missed for the entire regular season.
Despite losing Gabe Carimi and Chris Williams for the season, the offensive line continues to excel. They didn't give up a sack. Kudos to them.
With the game still within reach in the 4th quarter, the offense put together two long drives that eclipsed over 14 minutes. On the drives, the offensive dominated the line of scrimmage and ended the game.
After Charles Tillman's performance against Calvin Johnson last week, he lined up against Vincent Jackson this week. The results weren't the same as Jackson torched Tillman on a few plays for long gains but what makes Tillman a Pro Bowl candidate is because of his ball punch. He's the best in the league.
Is Major Wright turning into a ball hawk? It's too early in his career but he grabbed his third interception in three straight weeks.
Chris Conte continues to impress me. Early in the game, it looked like the Chargers were going to run the ball effectively against the Bears defense. Conte made an excellent open field, touchdown-saving, tackle.
The Rush Men didn't get register a sack nor did they hit Philip Rivers often but they did pressure him to make bad decisions. As the season progresses and the Bears make a push for a playoff berth, they are going to have to follow through with sacks.
The Bears lost Patrick Mannelly to injury and reports are that he could be lost for the season. This is injury that no one is talking about. Both Robbie Gould and Adam Podlesh can be relied on because Mannelly gets them the ball.
Devin Hester had another long return for (yawn) 37 yards.
JOwens2043 This game is a testament of what we can do when our OL line blocks... #Bears #4thphase
Almost_Home Cutler showing he is a true ball-player. He is the man. #CuttyDoesIt #4thPhase #BearDown
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BearsSox_Fan time to pull out my #Hanie jersey. #4thPhase here to support our team!