What an amazing offensive display. The Bears showed on Sunday they even though their defense is bad, they are still fully capable of scoring at any team. With an offense like this, I don’t think the Bears will ever be out of a game. Nevertheless, the defense is atrocious. I would give the Milk Carton to the safeties again, but this game I don’t think they deserve it as much as the linebacking corp. The defense as a whole was bad, but the linebackers were the worst of all.
I’m actually only giving the dishonor to the two rookie linebackers, Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene. Jon Anderson played an okay game; the other two did not. They couldn’t get off blocks, they struggled in pass defense, and they overran a lot of plays.
The offensive line of the Cowboys were simply mauling. The defensive line also played a mediocre-at-best game, but I cut them a little slack because they got a few sacks and hurried throws. The linebackers were the ones who looked the most lost. I miss the healthy Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs.
Let’s get a bright spot. Before Lance Briggs went down, he was having a pretty good year. When/if he returns, the defense may become almost as sub-par as the Broncos defense. That is not a huge accomplishment, but if the Bears offense continues to play the way it has been for the next three weeks (and if the Lions choke) the Bears may find themselves atop the division by the end of the season. As for future seasons, I have seen many sparks of potential in the two linebackers. They can improve with time, unlike the safeties. As always, let’s hope for the best. There’s only one game left on the schedule and that is Chicago Bears @ Cleveland Browns. Let’s bear down.