Ugly Season Opener as Bears fall to Packers 21-15

ICK!  I try to keep this site family-friendly, so I’ll try to save the expletives.  Jay Cutler’s Chicago Bears debut made fans miss Kyle Orton, as Cutler threw 4 INT’s in the Bears 21-15 loss to the hated Packers.

I was holding court with FanSided’s very own senior editor and Jay Cutler hater Adam Best over at Bears Game Day, the newest Bears blog at ChicagoNow.  Doing a live blog for this game was painful.  The first half was a cluster of 3 and outs and Cutler interceptions.  The Bears were lucky to be down only 10-2 at the half, because if felt like the Bears were down by about 100.

Jay Cutler must’ve ripped everyone in Bears locker room during half time, because the team came out looking sharp and confident in the second half.  Cutler led the Bears on two unanswered scoring drives to take a 3r quarter lead.

It looked like the Bears might hang on for the victory when Robbie Gould kicked a late field goal to give the Bears a 15-13 lead.

But the biggest concern heading into the night, the Bears secondary, proved everyone’s concerns valid.  Nathan Vasher was looking at Greg Jennings’ tail lights as he toasted Vash for what proved to be the decisive score.  Check out nfl.com’s highlights (or lowlights) here.

The loss to the Packers might only be the tip of the iceburg, as several key Bears left the game with injuries.  Most notably, Brian Urlacher and Pisa Tinoiasamoa, two of the Bears starting linebackers left the game.  Urlacher dislocated his wrist and Pisa left with a knee.  According to some post-game reports, Urlacher claims the wrist should not keep him out, but we’ll see what doctors have to say.

Despite the loss, there were a few positives to take away:

Earl Bennett and Jay Cutler had their Vandy connection going, as Bennett hauled in 7 passes for 66 yards.

Johnny Knox, who I will affectionately call Jackass, had a couple of nice grabs, but his inexperience late in the game proved costly on the final interception.

Adewale Ogunleye started his contract push with a couple of sacks and caused havoc throughout the game.

Devin Hester pulled in a nice catch as Cutler notched his first TD as a Bear.

Lots more coverage throughout the week, but it’s time to go cry in my last beer of the night.  Keep your heads up, Bears fans.  This too shall pass…. and hopefully not get intercepted.

BEAR DOWN!!!

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