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Sunday, December 11th, 2016

BEARS/VIKINGS RECAP

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That was about the worst the Bears could play. That’s the bad news. The good news is they were on the road and they still won.

Some thoughts:

  • It’s time to be concerned about the running game. Not counting Grossman’s kneel downs, the Bears were 18-54, all by Thomas Jones. The O-line looked brutal all around. Considering Thomas Jones looked like he had cement shoes on, it’s surprising we didn’t see Benson at all.
  • Grossman got his first real taste of pass rush. At times he handled it well, but the interception for a TD proved he will still make some very bad mistakes. He has a bad habit of throwing the ball up when he wants to get rid of it–that’s what happened on the pick in week 1–and he has to quit it. Whip it at the receiver’s ankles.
  • Maybe he didn’t have enough time, but he seems stuck in the pocket. When the pressure is on if he could at least get out of the pocket he could throw it out of bounds.
  • I have no idea why the Bears never try to run outside. The one play they did was the pitch to Jones on 4th down.
  • Robbie Gould is amazing. 10-10 on the year now.
  • The 10 penalties was ridiculous. Maybe they think they are too good. Don’t believe the hype–ever. Just go to work. That will be the coaching staff’s priority this week preparing for the Seahawks.

So what if they win next week? Tickets to Miami? Not yet. But a division road win after playing poorly was impressive, even if it was a big bullet dodged.

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  • PB

    Well, look at it this way: they didn’t give up a touchdown on defense for the second time in three weeks. That itself is an amazing accomplishment. GO TIGERS MANG!

  • http://completesports.blogspot.com twins15

    Defensive battle all-around… if only they Vikings don’t fumble on that drive. :(

    Honestly, I wasn’t all that impressed with Rex Grossman for a lot of the game… he really seemed to struggle with the pressure. However, in the last 2 drives he was collected back there, and made some great throws. Bears are going to be real tough to beat with that defense, obviously.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    I think every Qb can play poorly. Grossman still won the game for the BEars, on the road against a division foe. It’s huge. Perhaps the Bears played well enough to lose. But they still won. Maybe the sign of them becoming a real contender…

  • http://all singlewide

    lets face it. rex grossman is still a young quarterback in this league. he is going to make mistakes sometimes with bonehead passes. ill tell you what though. if you give him time to throw the ball he will pick the defense apart. hes got a great arm. he seems to be smart most of the time and accurate. he has given the bears something that they have not had in a long time. a guy that can actually throw the ball lol. he has played well in the first 3 games. we will see if he can continue this play against seattle.

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