How do the Bears call a FB dive on a 3rd-and-1 with eight minutes to go?
How do they squib kick it with 11 seconds to go?
Those are the questions many Bears fans are asking right now after a 22-20 stunning loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
We all know what happened.
Jason Elam kicked a 48-yard field goal with one second remaining on the clock.
The playcalling was awful for most of the game.
Kyle Orton ran the offense to perfection in two important drives in the second half.
Jason McKie is not the answer on a 3rd-and-1, either give it to Forte or run a QB sneak.
Ron Turner should be ashamed of himself.
The squib kick was really dumb because if you simply kicked it to Norwood, that would have been the last play of the game and it was unlikely he would of taken it to the house.
Lovie and all the coaches are to blame for this loss.
Players of the Game
1) Corey Graham played a great game filling in for Nathan Vasher.
2) Kyle Orton ran the offense perfectly.
3) Rashied Davis’s TD catch was unbelievable.
4) Devin Hester really is a wide receiver.
Disappointments of the Game:
1) Brian Urlacher was invisible the whole game.
2) Special Teams.
3) Marcus Hamilton on the last play of the game.
The Bears better hope they get either Nathan Vasher or Charles Tillman back soon, because they were getting beat all day by Falcons QB Matt Ryan.
They have a must-win game against the Vikings at Soldier Field next week.
What Disappointed Me the Most
The Bears didn’t record one sack today.
They allowed the Falcons to get down the field through the entire game.
They allowed Jerious Norwood to return it into their own territory at the end of the game and got lucky that Jason Elam missed a 38-yard field goal.
They run defense allowed only 57 yards from RB Michael Turner.
The linebackers were almost invisible today, with an exception of Hunter Hillenmeyer.
The Bears’ receivers played very well today.
The Alex Brown fumble that was overturned in the first half was an iffy call, and the Tommie Harris recovered fumble was very confusing.
Tommie Harris had to hear a whistle for him to get rid of the ball, but I don’t know.
The Bears’ secondary is really banged up.
Daniel Manning, Trumaine McBride, and Peanut Tillman all left the game with injuries.
My uncle Tivo’d the game and told me that the referees didn’t start the play clock until Matt Ryan threw the ball.
If this game were in Chicago, the Bears would have won, because the referees would have started the clock when the ball was snapped.
Quote of the day
DT Dusty Dvoraceck said, “We usually never allow so many third-down conversions to be successful. That is our specialty and we didn’t perform today. We couldn’t get off the field.”
What Now, pt. two?
The Bears are now in a bad spot.
If the Packers win, they will be tied with the Vikings and Bears for first place.
Next week is a must-win before the bye week for the Bears.
Did You Know?
The Lions had a pass-interference penalty called on the them at the end of the game, which set up a game-winning field goal by the Vikings.
The referees gave the Vikings that game.
Where the Bears Should Be?
Fans and sportscasters came into this season expecting the Bears to not be very good this season.
They have been one of the most surprising teams in the NFL.
I knew they would be a good team, and they know they should be 6-0.
Instead, they’re 3-3, and they have lost three games by a combined eight points.
They need to learn how to finish games.