Your probably asking yourself how did the 2008 Chicago Bears score 48 points and how did they give up 41 points.
The Bears looked great offensively today.
Kyle Orton had this to say after completing 21 of 32 passes for two touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 114.5:
We’ve got a group of guys who are together, it doesn’t matter what happens outside that huddle. It’s everybody inside the huddle working for a common goal and we work together very well.”
When was the last time the Bears scored this many points?
The last time the Chicago Bears scored this many points was 1986 and the last time the Bears and Vikings combined for that many points was in 1961.
The Bears have never won, while giving up 41 points.
Matt Forte ran the ball 20 times for only 56 yards, but did get a 2nd quarter touchdown.
Even though the Bears gave up 41 points, they forced 4 turnovers, had two huge late game sacks and two special team touchdowns.
The interceptions were made by young corner-backs, who were filling in for Vasher, Tillman and Manning.
Trumaine McBride, Corey Graham, Zack Bowman and Kevin Payne all had an interception.
Bowman played in his first game ever today and he also scored on a muffed punt by the Vikings.
I thought at the end of the game the Bears were going to blow it but Tommie Harris came up with his biggest play all year, by sacking Gus Frerotte on a 3rd down.
Devin Hester injured a quadriceps muscle in the third quarter on a kickoff return.
Thank Goodness for the Bye Week:
Bears fans and Bears players should be thankful for the bye week because they need there secondary to get healthy and hopefully Devin Hester and Brandon Lloyd won’t be out for much longer.
1) Greg Olsen- he came up huge today.
2) Kyle Orton- he looked great in the no-huddle and if Marty caught two perfectly thrown balls, Marty would have had three touchdown receptions.
3) Corey Graham- another big game for the young corner-back.
4) Zack Bowman- he looked great in his debut.
1) Adewale Ogunleye- he was pretty invisible today.
2) John St. Clair- he messed up on a Jared Allen sack, forcing Orton to fumble.
When the offense plays like that they are tough to stop.
They know they should be 7-0, but the Packers crushed the Colts today and are tied with the Bears for first place in the NFC North.
The Bears come back after the bye November 2 to take on the Lions in Chicago.
Then they take on the undefeated Titans at home the week after that.
Look for the Bears to take control of the NFC North after they get rest after their bye.