Bears-Lions: Chicago Stands Strong To Crush Detroit, 34-7

James WilliamsonSenior Writer IOctober 5, 2008


That, my friends, is one of my favorite quotes made on the football field by Chicago great, Mike Singletary. Singletary was one of the major cornerstones of the 1985 Bears and a Hall of Famer.

Well, his quote should be used again for the occasion, because Chicago's defense and Kyle Orton were there all day.

Kyle Orton was on fire during the game, throwing 24/34 for 334 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions, while scrambling for 10 on a critical third down. That was exactly what Chicago fans wanted, a game with no interceptions, but still with touchdown passes.

Kyle Orton certainly showed up today, making the Bears the No. 1 seed in the NFC North, now that Green Bay is 2-3.

He also did this without his main receiver, Brandon Lloyd, who was out due to a knee injury. His main targets were Rashied Davis (six catches, 97 yards), Greg Olsen (three catches, 87 yards), Devin Hester (five catches, 66 yards, one TD), and Matt Forte (four catches, 25 yards, one TD).

The Bears' running game was sufficient, adding up 97 yards between four ballcarriers and a touchdown. The special teams could have been much better with a fumble that was recovered by Detroit, which led to their only score.

The defense was amazing, as usual. Charles Tillman intercepted an Orlovsky pass and took it 26 yards to the house. LB Lance Briggs recorded eight tackles and a sack. DE Alex Brown also recorded four tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble that was recovered by the Bears. DT Marcus Harrison and DE Adewale Ogunleye also recorded a sack each.

I love Chicago almost as much as I love Dallas. This weekend is the bomb for me to see my favorite guys win. Dallas won, Chicago won, and Kurt Warner won, so all in all, I'm really happy.

This is just the beginning for Orton, though. The ultimate test is coming. That test is yellow and green, and the Bears beat them twice last season. Orton commanded one of the victories, and if he can do that again, then he will earn my respect for eternity.

Chicago wants to win a championship, and I think Orton, with a little more time, can do it. Right now, I'm going to enjoy every single Bear game and root for that defense to score as much as the offense.

Because as a fellow writer of mine said, "As the Bears were in the beginning, so shall they be in the end - Champions."


Dedicated to Jimmy Mac, who is arguably the biggest Bear fan on this site.