Nov 4, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Bears fan celebrates his team scoring against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. Chicago defeated Tennessee 51-20. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

Record Setting Day as Bears Trounce Titans 51-20

It was over in the parking lot before the game.  It was over on Broadway Street the days leading up to Sunday.  This was the Bears’ day, make no mistake.  The Bears and their fans took over Nashville en route to a 51-20 beating of the Titans.  If it’s possible, the score was not indicative of the beating the Bears put on the Titans.

From the first play from scrimmage, the Bears imposed their will on Tennessee.  Charles Tillman punched a ball out and forced a fumble. It was the first of four – yes FOUR – forced fumbles by Tillman alone.  When are opposing teams going to figure out that they need to protect the ball against Peanut?  I mean seriously.

The favorite moment of the day for me came when Brian Urlacher intercepted Matt Hasselbeck’s pass and returned it 46 yards – and juking Hasselbeck in the process – on the way to a touchdown.  The old man still has some moves!  This was clearly Urlacher’s best game of the season.  Besides the touchdown, #54 had a fumble recovery, a forced fumble, a pass defended and seven tackles (2nd on the team behind Tillmans’ 9 tackles).

Devin Hester teased Bears fans on his 30th birthday, nearly bring a punt return back for a touchdown, setting up an easy Matt Forte touchdown run with a 44 yard punt return.

On the offensive side, the started slowly again.  A penalty by J’Marcus Webb gave the Titans their first score of the game, a safety.  Once things settled down, Cutler and Brandon Marshall took over.  Cutler finished the day 19 of 26 for 229 with 3 TD’s, all to Brandon Marshall.  Marshall ended the day with 9 catches for 122 and a career high 3 TD’s.

I’ve been travelling to see a Bears road game for 17 years, including a lot of games at Chicago-friendly cities including Tampa and Phoenix, but this was by far the most dominant Bears fan showing at an opposing city.  Much like the 28 point first quarter, I’ve never seen anything like it.

Plenty more coverage to follow as we bask in another Bears win before we begin preparations for the “hard part” of the schedule, the Texans and Niners in consecutive games.


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  • Phil_X

    Boom! Great game, and Sunday night can’t get here soon enough. I thought Tice called a real good game, but Cutler looked off and the o-line didn’t execute early. They have got to be more disciplined when backed up against their own end zone. The false starts there will kill them (and Cutler) against good defenses. Tice committed to the run early, and seemed like he was calling more plays to get the ball out of Cutler’s hand quicker. They will need more of that the next two weeks. I think they can make things difficult for the Texans offense, but JWebb, Carimi and crew need to have their A-game ready.
    Being here in Texas, my Texan freinds are giving me grief….I just respond; “Schaub better be ready to make some tackles.”

    • BearGogglesOn

      Nice Phil! Represent the Bears proudly in Texas!

      These next two weeks will put the Bears offense to the test. Should be interesting.