The Bears needed to score 30 points. That’s what I thought going into this game. Now that the defense bends a hell of a lot more than they used to, and now that we have the quarterback that can direct long scoring drives, this offense has to put points on the board.
And they drove the field tonight-but converted just 1 of 4 chances in the red zone. The Bears had the Falcons on the ropes on Atlanta’s first three possessions, and that’s when they needed to put them away but they didn’t.
I liked Garrett Wolfe’s play.
As much as it seemed the Bears’ defense was getting gashed, really they weren’t and they played pretty well for not forcing a single sack. Again, if they would have scored 3 touchdowns we would have been in the game.
The ball control has to get better. How many times did they put the ball on the ground, not even counting Matt Forte’s back-to-back goal line fumbles?
Bottom line, this was a bellweather game. The Vikings are [upchuck] 6-0. The Packers are now 3-2 after dominating the lowly Lions. If the Bears can’t catch the Vikings, this was a game that may go a long way to deciding one of the wildcard spots.
In 2009, the Bears are 1-2 against good teams, 2-0 against bad teams. What’s going to happen when we do play Minnesota and Baltimore?