Chicago Bears “Beat” Detroit Lions: A Victory Not So Sweet

September 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Bears' 19-14 win over the visiting Lions on Sunday shouldn't feel like one.
Sure, on offense, quarterback Jay Cutler threw for a bunch of yards (372) and connected very nicely with running back Matt Forte (151 yards receiving, second most among Bears rushers of all time).
Even still, the front line looked as messy as a toddler making a mud pie and there was clear confusion between Cutler and receivers. You know—same old, same old.
Sure, Chicago's defense, led by a seemingly resurged Brian Urlacher (eight tackles, one interception), looked Monsters-of-the-Midway-material.
But then again, an under impressive and unthreatening backup quarterback Shaun Hill was at the helm for the Lions, while starter Mathew Stafford was sidelined with an injury.
Not to mention, the unit did give up what should have been a game-winning touchdown after receiver Calvin Johnson out-leaped Zachary Bowman and snagged an endzone pass with 24 seconds left on the clock.

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