Monday, October 14, 2013

Bears Status

With all the baby pictures and goings on, I haven't much commented on the Bears this year. Sure, I've shown you pictures of the tailgating and such, but haven't really talked about the Bears. At 4-2, we go into Washington with 10 days off and the prospect of two weeks off before playing Green Bay in Green Bay.  If we go into the bye week at 5-2, it'll definitely be better than what I had envisioned at the beginning of the year when I thought 8-8 or 9-7 would be as good as we could do.

But all is not awesome for the the Monsters of the Midway. They were the only team to not score at least 31 points against the Giants this year. Which sounds like maybe our offense was ineffective and there's some truth to that statement. However, they did score 27 points and could have taken a field goal at 4th and 2 from the 5 instead of going for it. That would have given them 30 points. There was also a terrible intentional grounding call on Cutler that forced the Bears to punt instead of trying a 52 yard field goal, which, while it's no gimme, Robbie Gould has hit 12 consecutive from 50 or more. That would have given us 33 points, so there you go. Maybe the offense wasn't as bad as first indicated.

On the defensive side of the ball though, the Bears are struggling with injuries. Pro Bowl DT Henry Melton is out for the year as are middle linebacker DJ Williams and DT Nate Collins. With Tillman missing a game, DT Stephen Paea missing a few games too and outside linebacker James Anderson with back issues,  the team is going to be stressed defensively. Since it seems like stopping the other team is going to be a challenge, the offense is really going to have to step it up. It's going to be an interesting stretch of four games here. If we come out 2-2 or better, it could be the playoffs this year!


Michael Podolny said...

Should have kept Urlacher on for depth

Icarus said...

It helps me sleep at night to think that the Giants are just starting to get better than the Bears getting worse, at least for that game.

Now I'm just hoping Sunday isn't a trap game for the Bears.