Before this Sunday's game started, I felt a lot better than I would have if they played this game in the beginning of the season.
I didn't have too much hope for my beloved Chicago
football team in the beginning of the season. After they beat the Colts
to open the season, my eyes began to open up. They might have a chance to put up a winning season this year after all, I thought.
Then they played the next two games. Both games were devastating, losing by a deficit of three or four. When they beat the Eagles
, I was really looking forward to playing the awful football team of Detroit
: the Lions.
Kyle Orton began to really work that pigskin, establishing career highs with 24 completions, 334 yards, and a 121.4 passer rating while tossing two touchdowns on 34 attempts.
The Bears' "D" began to play to their potential as well, led by Charles Tillman and his 26-yard TD return that gave them the lead.
Unfortunately, the game had an awful ending. I knew this game was the real test to see if Da Bears
had a chance at a winning season.
Both teams were 3-2 coming into this game, both teams were doing better than I thought they would, because of that I knew it would be a good game.
didn't perform as well as I thought he would, but Orton did. Orton had an impressive outing, highlighted by the best stat of them all: no interceptions
. The Rex "INT" Grossman era is over, and I for one am very pleased about that.
However, I give my props to rookie Matt Ryan
for moving that ball at the end of the game. It was also very nice to see Hester working in the WR spot. He should have more balls thrown his way.
If Da Bears
can stay healthy, and find a good balance with the pass and run game, I think we have a chance to win the division and then go from there.