They looked great on offense in the first half and then great on defense in the second half.
What I liked the most, was that the Bears came away with seven points instead of just a field goal after turnovers, which killed them in the last two weeks.
The Bears came out in the no-huddle and Kyle Orton completed two big passes, to Rashied Davis and Greg Olsen, who finally had a good game.
Rashied Davis disappeared from the game after that catch.
Marty Booker awoke from the dead when he scored a big touchdown.
The big loss for the Bears is Brandon Lloyd, who was playing some good ball the last two weeks and obviously becoming the go-to-guy.
They really played some good ball in the first half.
Orton had a passer rating of 106.6 with his three touchdowns in the first two quarters, but Forte was shut down the whole game by the league’s best run defense.
The second half was a whole different ball game the Bears came away with only a field goal which proved to be enough to win the game.
Orton’s turnovers started after a Kevin Payne interception where the Bears had a the ball at the Eagles eight yard line and Orton through a pass to Dez Clark which was intercepted in the end zone.
He was intercepted one more time and fumbled after getting lit up by #58 Trent Cole of the Eagles.
The Bears play calling was very conservative in the second half unlike the first half, but the defense came up big the goal line stand at the end of the ball game and that was the difference this week.
Alex Brown made the touchdown saving tackle on that big goal-line stand.
You can say all you want that the Bears should be 4-0, we all know that but you can’t look in the past when the future is right in front of you.
That was a huge win for the Bears for two reasons there now 2-2 atop the division with the Green Bay Packers and they play Detroit and Atlanta in the upcoming weeks.
Did You Notice?
Nick Roach took over for Hunter Hillenmeyer at LB for a couple of drives.
He also recovered a muffed punt made by Desean Jackson in the first half.
Kyle Orton tied his career high for TD’s with three.
Who They Need Back for Next Week?
It would be nice to have Charles Tillman and Brandon Lloyd back next week, but who knows what there conditions currently are.
Also, Tommie Harris will probably not rush back to risk more damage to his knee, as Israel Idonije and Anthony Adams filled in well for the Pro-Bowler.
Best Quotes from the Game:
Mike Brown: “It’s make a play, everybody was thinking the same thing. I was the guy who got my hands on him, but we had other guys keep him out of the end zone. It wasn’t just me. I’m not going to sit here and take credit for it. That play was a complete defensive effort and it was a special way to end that game for us. It was great.”
Lance Briggs: “It was one of the best fourth-down finishes I’ve ever been a part of, finishing is the key.”
Rashied Davis: “Kyle was good; we won.”
Greg Olsen: “We didn’t play perfect, and we were still able to overcome mistakes and beat a good team.”
Marty Booker: “We escaped and got lucky on this one.”
Dusty Dvoracek: “I was shocked. I thought they’d run a quarterback sneak, it was six, eight inches from the goal line.”
What to Expect Next Week?
Look for the Bears to take the lead early in this one against the Lions.
The defense should get pressure on QB Jon Kitna all game.