The Bears are close.
For as much angst fans have for the lack of pressure and lack of sacks by the defensive line, they sure are close to making a play a lot. DE Julius Peppers almost had a safety in the first quarter, DE Shea McClellin almost had a sack and RGIII got hit quite a few times throughout the game.
Close isn’t going to cut it.
Is it me, or did it seem like Washington had all the balls bounce their way? A couple of almost fumbles; the 45 yard TD pass that RGIII just threw up in desperation where S Chris Conte fell down and Charles Tillman mis-timed his jump, RGIII being hit as he threw the ball but it still lands in his receiver’s hands, a couple of almost interceptions; I could go on…
The injury to QB Jay Cutler is going to hurt, but I think the Bears are actually in much better shape than they were the last few seasons under Marc Trestman. Backup QB Josh McCown played very well and I expect similar results going forward.
The injury to LB Lance Briggs is going to hurt; a lot. He was captain and the signal caller on defense. He is a Pro bowler and one of the best linebackers in the league; a border line HOFer. The defense was bad enough with an excellent player; what is it going to be like without him?