Just got back from the game, and I have to take a “my bad” on this one. I didn’t see in a heartbeat the Bears mustering the energy to play hard for this one, and they did. So good for them.
I agree that this game probably saved Lovie Smith’s job. Hard to believe the Bears might actually finish 7-9, not 5-11 as I thought they would just a few hours ago. And I still don’t have high hopes for next year, but it is encouraging to still see them play hard at this point. Even though they blew a 16-0 halftime lead.
Probably most shocking tonight is how well the offensive line protected Jay Cutler against what was a short time ago the NFL’s most feared pass rush. Or are the Vikings just slowing down all around?
Regardless, good to see.