Bears vs. Cardinals Recap
A miracle in the desert is the best way to describe the Bears amazing victory over the Arizona Cardinals tonight by the score of 24-23. Thank bad kickers and a losing tradition as strong as the Cubs. The Bears get to keep their undefeated record, but tonight's game will certainly raise a lot of questions around Hallas Hall and in the minds of Bears fans.
The bile is coming up in my mouth just thinking about our offense tonight. There is nothing good to say. Every single player came out flat and went downhill from there on the offensive side of the ball. The put a whopping 3 points on the board the entire game. It was that bad and maybe worse.
Rex Grossman played the worst game of his career going 14/37 for 148 yards 4 INTs and 2 Fumbles. I think my syphalitic grandfather could have posted a better game. His accuracy was terrible and he had almost no zip on the ball the entire night. Rex needs to learn how to play from behind and not force balls into tight coverage. Give the Cardinals some credit for playing great coverage and getting decent pressure, but Rex melted down tonight in front of the nation. No excuses, just bounce back in two weeks after the bye.
Ron Turner deserves a callout tonight as well. He called almost as bad a game as Rex played. 13 carries for 41 yards. That's the combined stat line for our Rb's. Turner morphed into a fun and gun offense from the first snap of the game and it only got worse after the Bears trailed by 14 pts in the first quarter. With the best defense in the NFL, it's just plain stupid to abandon the run early in a game. Let's hope he learned how to trust his D to shut out a team in the second half.
All the skill position players deserve the same mud thrown at them with the exception of Des Clark who played well. Jones couldn't run, Moose and Berrian couldn't catch and the OL couldn't block tonight. I don't know why, but they all played like they partied with Keith Richards the entire week before the game.
What started as a showcase of bad tackling and how to spot a team 14 points, turned around in the second half on the game. Urlacher and Briggs combined to miss tackles in the first quarter that resulted in two TDs for the Cardinals. The best defense in the NFL didn't let that stop them. They came out in the second half and decided to win the game all on their own.
The Cardinals went with quick passes, rollouts and outside running plays the entire first quarter and it worked. For the first quarter that is. After that, the defense figured it out and put a stop to such nonsense. The D registered two TDs and gave up only 3 pts in the second half. I'm not sure the Bears offense had the ball in the fourth quarter the defense was scoring so much. Big props to Brian Urlacher and rookie Mark Anderson for creating the turnovers that won this game.
ON SPECIAL TEAMS:
Devin Hester scored the game winning TD returning a punt 83 yards in the fourth quarter. Overall special teams were solid, but the coverage and kick on the play after Hester's runback was poor and put the Cardinal in good field position to win the game.
Thank you to whoever sold their soul to the devil to purchase this Bear's victory. They were outplayed and outcoached but they still pulled a victory out from the jaws of defeat. I'm going to go passout now. I think I might have carpal tunnel from typing all that crap. Goodnight and remember......THE BEARS DEFENSE WILL PUNCH YOUR STUPID FACE!