BEARS FINALLY SHOW THE D
Sure, sure. It was the lowly Rams. I care not. I finally got to see the Bears defense perform like it should have been all season long.
5 sacks, 4 picks and just 14 rushing yards allowed. Tommie Harris had 2 sacks. Wale added 2 more. Alex Brown had stuffs and a sack. Briggs was flying all over the field and had 2 picks, plus the assist on Urlacher’s with the batted ball. To see Tommie Harris blowing through the line was a thing of beauty. I have been waiting for that all year.
Was it schematic? Did all the talk finally get to them? Are the Rams just that bad? Maybe all of the above. But before you go and dismiss this performance as just an indication of how bad the Rams are…consider how bad the Bears defense has been all season. Lesser QBs than Marc Bulger have chewed up the Bears defense. And then the Bears knocked him out of the game.Good things happen when you get to the backup QB.
The Bears D did what they were supposed to do–and much more–against a lowly opponent. That hasn’t been the case all year, so let’s give them credit. They looked more like the Bears defense we grew accustomed to seeing week after week. It beats the alternative. Had the Bears won and the D been poor, people would be up in arms. The Bears played an excellent game, they are tied for first place and I am going to enjoy that for this week.
Let’s see if they can do something similar next week against AP and the Vikings. The division title may ride on it.