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Mike Burzawa

Die hard Bears fan and lead blogger at Bear Goggles On


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Head Coach Lovie Smith beams after the Bears' 27-20 win over the Dallas Cowboys


I am always quick to throw daggers at Lovie Smith when the Bears lose, so I need to be man enough to step up and throw a few bouquets his way when the Bears win. 

The Bears beat the Dallas Cowboys 27-20 in Dallas surprising many observers, this one included.  I have to give the coaching staff credit, particularly Mike Martz and the offensive staff.

The game started out very rough for the offense, with Jay Cutler under siege.  Chris Williams went out early with a hamstring injury and it was looking pretty bleak for the Bears.  Give credit to OC Mike Martz, calling for some shorter routes and quick hitting plays to settle down the offense.

After Kevin Shaffer struggled early when he stepped in for Williams, give Mike Tice credit for re-shuffling the line and moving Frank Omiyale to LT and Shaffer to his more comfortable right side.  When I first saw that, I went from concerned to pure panic, but somehow, some way, it worked.

This is something that separates this team and this coaching staff from years past - the ability to make adjustments on the fly.

While I'm passing out compliments, I might as well throw one the way of Lovie Smith's Rod Marinelli's defense.  While they gave up a ton of passing yards, the run defense was stout, holding the Cowboys to a measly 36 rushing yards. 

I hope everyone is dialed in and ready to go - the Packers come to town for a Monday Night Football matchup with first place - yes I said first place - at stake in the NFC North.     

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