The Bears and everyone in Chicago had a huge piece of Humble Pie last night. Scratch that, a big piece of Humble Pie ala Mode. That shit was stacked.
In a game where many (including myself) thought the Bears would dominate, the team clawed back from 14-down to win 16-14 in a stressful AF nail-biter.
Once again, in a season where the offense was the talk of training camp, it was the defense who dialed it in and won the game – snagging 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery and smacking the Cardinals with 4 sacks.
Even when all 20 Cards fans in the stands had hopes of a Josh Rosen-led comeback after head coach Steve Wilkes benched veteran captain Sam Bradford, the Bears D welcomed the rookie to the NFL with a sack and a pick on 4th down to end the game.
The offense continued its same-old, same-old story of showing glimpses of greatness mixed in with the inability to finish.
Mitchell Trubisky had an average day with 220 yards, 24-of-35 completed passes and 1 interception for a 73.5 rating. He notably had trouble linking up with receivers on deep ass passes.
A bright spot for the offense was the dual run effort from Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen who ran for a combined 114 yards on 29 carries. Munch also ran in for a 1-yd tuddie. Munch and Rik all day, baby.
Sure, it was ugly. But guess what? The Bears fucking pulled it off and finished. They got a big fat George W. Bush to put them at 2-1 atop the NFC North.
Also, let’s use this Monday to not only celebrate a win, but also as a day of worship to Ryan Pace for giving Chicago Khalil Mack. Take a look at that stat line below. God. Damn.
It’s back to Soldier Field to face Ryan “Conor McGregor” Fitzpatrick and the Buccaneers next Sunday at noon. As The Mack said when he arrived to Chicago, “Bear down. Let’s get it.”
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