I couldn’t think of a better photo to sum up the Bears 30-13 loss to the Saints on Sunday than this shot of Jay Cutler peeling himself up off the turf. Cutler and the Bears offense got steamrolled on Sunday as a competitive 16-10 Saints halftime lead got out of control midway through the third quarter and spiraled into a Cutler sack-a-thon by the end. It was a pathetic effort that will bring the Bears back down to Earth to come back home to face the 2-0 Green Bay Packers next week .
Other than Matt Forte, the Bears had nothing going on offense. Forte hauled in 10 passes for 117 yards and added another 49 on the ground in a homecoming game of sorts. He looked like a man on a mission leading the Bears offense in both rushing and receiving.
Urlacher, playing with a heavy heart after the unexpected death of his mother earlier in the week, did well to lead the Bears defense and keep the team in the game, forcing 3 FG attempts in the first half or the game could have been over at halftime.
A big concern coming out of the game will be injuries. Rookie right tackle Gabe Carimi left the game with a knee injury while second year safety Major Wright gave everyone a scare as he laid motionless on the turf for a while after taking a knee to the head. I suspect both of these injuries will be felt into next week and possibly longer. Cutler’s favorite target Earl Bennett also left with a chest injury and did not return.
The injuries suffered Sunday, added to the ones that kept WR Roy Williams and safety Chris Harris out of the game, expose some serious depth questions for the Bears as they prepare to host the Pack next week.
That’s all I’ve got in me for now. More to follow on the injuries and a full game review.