BEARS ARE BOSS OF THE NORTH
Things change rather quickly, but as it stands right now, the Bears are clearly the class of the NFC North. They are 3-2 and have been in all 5 of their games. I was always skeptical of the Pack and Vikes and the Lie-downs are simply the armpit of the league. Of course, the Vikes get the Lie-downs next week and the Bears go to Atlanta, so it could all be different come Monday. But as a Bears fan you have to be happy with where this thing is, and where it looks to be going.
As much as people have talked about the breakdown of the defense, the Bears have still allowed only 87 points in 5 games. Only the Giants (49 in 4 games) and the Panthers (70) have been stingier than the Bears.
David Haugh writes about one of the players responsible for this success: Marcus Harrison.
“The Bears couldn’t be happier about where Harrison finds himself five games into his rookie season. Sunday’s sack was Harrison’s second, and his sudden impact has made the absence of Tommie Harris the last two games negligible.”
The article also quotes a scout as saying Harrison is just as talented as Harris. Harris played in the first 3 games and managed only 1 tackle in each contest.
Here’s another question for you: which former Purdue QB played better this week–Brees or Orton? It helps when your opponent is the lowly Lie-downs, but the answer has to be Kyle Orton.
Orton is on pace for these season totals: 22 TD, 13 INT, 3520 yds passing and a 61.9 completion percentage. Oh, let it be so!
[tags]Kyle Orton, Chicago Bears, NFC North, Marcus Harison[/tags]