No one predicted the Bears would upset the Cowboys or Packers. Conversely, noone predicted Seattle had a chance today. I’m not sure if it was the Bears taking Seattle lightly, but the Seahawks upset the Bears 23-20.
Chicago’s defense kept the Bears in the game. The special teams almost won the game with a stirring 89-yard punt return touchdown by Devin Hester that tied the NFL’s all-time mark for return touchdowns. But after the opening drive, the offense was putrid.
The Bears’ offensive line was terrible, awful. But it was also clear that Jay Cutler was off target on many throws. Rattled, frustrated, ineffective.
There is no reason to jump ship at this point, but good teams win the games they’re supposed to win. The Bears didn’t do it today. They won’t make the playoffs if they play like this on offense again.
More thoughts on the offense later in the week. For now just disappointment while I hope to see the hated Cowboys knock off the more hated Vikings.