Technicality Keeps Bears From Squandering An Easy Win

September 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

CHICAGO—This was about as satisfying as alcohol-free beer, a bottle of warm water on a 95-degree day, or a Twinkie that Hostess forgot to fill with whipped cream.
The Bears' season-opening 19-14 victory Sunday over the Detroit Lions counts in the win column, make no mistake. After self-congratulations, the players and coaches certainly reminded everyone of this fact.
"It's the first game. A win is a win," quarterback Jay Cutler said. "We're going to take it any way we can get it."
Cutler pretty much summed up how they got the win with his statement. They took it in a way that bordered on distasteful for several reasons.
When your offense starts at Detroit's 41, 43, 37, and one-yard lines and comes away with three total points, calling it a glorious victory might be a bit of an exaggeration.
Considering the Bears averaged their 40-yard line for a starting point and they rolled up more yardage (463) than in any game since they beat Miami on an Oct. 27...

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