Halftime Analysis: Bears and Bills Tied at 7
The Bears and Buffalo Bills are squaring off in a game up at the Rogers Center in Toronto Canada and it’s tied up 7-7 at the half. The Bears score comes courtesy of a 4-yard TD pass from Jay Cutler to tight end Greg Olsen. The Bills put together a 2-minute scoring drive following a rare Robbie Gould missed FG, with Ryan Fitzpatrick hooking up with Roscoe Parrish. A couple of quick points of instant analysis:
- It’s nice that Lovie Smith has the boys ready to go. The Bears look sloppy, committing 6 penalties for 40 yards, a lot of them of the false start/mental mistake variety.
- The Bears cannot run the ball. Period. Jay Cutler leads the Bears with 3 carries for 31 yards. Otherwise Forte and Taylor are combined for 11 carries for 14 yards.
- Cutler looks better this week, particularly in recognizing the blitzes and hot routes.
- The Bills don’t look like an 0-7 team. Then again, does that have anything to do with the Bears???