The Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 21-15 tonight.
Disappointing, yes. Frustrating, hell yes, especially since the Bears had countless chances to pull this game out.
Jay Culer threw 4 interceptions-a career high. I’m sure we’re going to hear some fans calling for his head and calling him a fraud. Jeez, I’ve already seen some comments on the site saying so.
Let’s chill out a little bit. It’s funny, all of the experts weren’t worried about the offense, but how the defense was going to stop the Packer juggernaut led by Aaron Rodgers and the “impending Packer dynasty” as I myself heard Michael Irvin declare on NFL Network this morning.
It’s frustrating as hell to know the Bears defense, even without Brian Urlacher, Pisa Tinoisamoa and a full-strength secondary, did a darn good job shutting down the juggernaut, only to lose it in the end. And to see the Bears offense squander a lot of opportunities was truly frustrating.
I’m sorry, but if you concede the season after one bad game without seeing the positives like the play of the defense and some really good passing to Johnny Knox and Devin Hester, and some strong drives behind Matt Forte, you’re overreacting.
I know there are other fans than just me that saw 2 of Cutler’s 4 interceptions being the fault of young receivers. Granted, you could tell Cutler was jitttery, but this is NOT the second coming of Rex Grossman.
Not the way I would have liked it to turn out, but let’s have some restraint on the negative, just as I hope some that proclaimed the 2009 Packers the beginning of the next dynasty should show some of that as well.
Let me end with this…do you as a Bears fan feel better right now about this season than you did after the Bears beat the Colts in the 2008 season opener?