Full disclosure: Heading into the Monday night showdown in Dallas, I must admit that I had serious doubts about the Bears chances of defeating the Cowboys. But defeat the Cowboys they certainly did, and in impressive fashion.
Monday Night Football has been kind to Chicago—the Bears are now 8-2 on MNF under head coach Lovie Smith. The offense was efficient and the defense was excellent. Five interceptions by Dallas QB Tony Romo resulted in a 34-18 Bears victory.
Kyle Orton led the Cowboys to a late touchdown, but overall their offense couldn't generate much, and when they did, the Bears defense took the ball away.
The five interceptions tied a career high for Romo and, coincidentally, the last time it happened also occured on a Monday night.
With the win, the Bears are now tied with the resurgent Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. Please join me as I detail the lessons learned in the impressive victory.