The more important thing to consider is that the Bears wouldn’t have even been in the game with out Jay Cutler. Here are five things that were observed, learned or otherwise noteworthy. I’ve said it a few time earlier this season: Cutler has a confidence about him that we haven’t seen in a while. Winning is always great, isn’t it?
“This was just one of those old-fashioned National Football League fights down to the wire”, Carr said.
The Raiders offense sputtered out, scoring just two field goals the rest of the way. The rebuilding Bears are desperate for a win, but this Raiders team is too confident for a let down.
For a little perspective, that was four days before Thanksgiving. I have to be honest I was smiling from ear to ear after the win Sunday. The next task at hand is flying to arrowhead and finding a way to beat the 1-3 Kansas City Chiefs. Defensively, the Bears yield 195.3 yards in passing and 135.7 yards in rushing. Forte did it in 111 games.
Palmer finished the day 29 of 46 for 352 yards. I have found myself tweeting this every single week. Most quarterbacks who play the game have interceptions. Peterson has 2,346 career touches and 33 total fumbles, a. 014 fumble rate.
The Bears were lucky to get Cutler back under center on Sunday afternoon, but they were hit by the injury bug again in Week 4.
“It’s a big win”, Cutler said.
Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould (9) celebrates a field goal…
Other injury updates: Carrie was the only Raider who didn’t finish the game, but several players got banged up in the process. In both these games Murray has rushed for under 50 yards and this is a clear indictor that without him being effective in the back field the Raiders struggle to get up and down the field.
Up by a field goal at the half, the Broncos gained additional separation when Manning started the third quarter by leading the offense down the field, finishing the drive with a 1-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to wide open tight end Owen Daniels. After that he went 5/7 for 41 yards. “It was a really hard-fought, back-and-forth game”.
Since then though, he has begun to get it turned on. Linebacker Nick Perry had two sacks, while linebackers Clay Matthews, Jayrone Elliott, Julius Peppers and Mike Neal each had one. Basically he was exactly what the Bears expected when he was signed.
He missed one full game, benefiting from the Bears’ bye, and returned 21 days later.
The Chicago Bears running defense is not that bad, but Latacius Murry made them look good.
Almost half the yardage on an 80-yard touchdown drive came when running back Matt Forte took a pass from Cutler, evaded an attempt at a tackle downfield, and ran for a 38-yard gain to the Bears’ 29-yard line.
Last season special teams had a small excuse as then-general manager Phil Emery kept a rotating door of inexperienced undrafted free agent players on the bottom of the roster churning through the doors of Halas Hall. “All in all he played outstanding”.
This was something I wonder aloud during the game on Twitter and in the Game Thread. In the receiving end, Zach Miller had 21 yards in one reception while Eddie Royal added 17 yards in three receptions. The only time he had more catches was when he caught seven passes against the Lions last December.
All that led to Wilson’s stock falling and being drafted in the seventh round. The Bears spared me from those feelings and brought me joy for the 1st time in 2015.