Nov 4, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Bears corner back Charles Tillman (33) knocks the ball out of the hands of Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook (89) during the second half at LP Field. The Bears beat the Titans 51-20. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US Presswire
From the first punch this fight was a mismatch! From the first play from scrimmage until the final whistle the Chicago Bears dominated the Tennessee Titans on Jay Cutler’s homecoming! Charles Tillman punched out the ball on the first play from scrimmage and the ball seemed to be on the ground the rest of the afternoon.
The first Tillman punchout didn’t produce any points, but the avalanche of points would soon follow in the first quarter which included four touchdowns of four different varieties from a blocked punt recovery, interception return, rushing touchdown, and receiving touchdown. So much for the slow starts! I know it is taboo to ever mention the 85 Bears and I’m one of those that don’t even like to think of them with any current team, but this season’s defense is creating turnovers and points like that Super group. With the win it increased the current winning streak to 6 which also happens to be the same length of streak the last time the Bears reached the Super Bowl. Brian Urlacher’s 2nd career interception for a touchdown was the seventh for the Bears this season which is two away from the all-time record which is held by the 1999 Rams which won a Super Bowl.
The defense set up the first half lead of 31-5, and Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler cemented the 2nd half demolition with two additional touchdown passes to put the finishing touches on the 51-20 victory. The real star of the show was Tillman who even though it has to be on every opposition’s tape seems to punch out the ball at will in the past month and a half. The reining defensive player of the month started his new case for this month’s award. It seemed like every Titan had Butterfingers on their hands as the ball seemed to be permanently on the ground all game long.
If there was anything to complain about on Sunday was the offensive line which had a penalty in the end zone for a safety and struggled early in the first half. The line did have two highlights, one being Lance Louis reception, and the other being the rugby scrum push for the Matt Forte touchdown. The play calling still seems uneven but it will go unnoticed for this week in the Bears highest point total since 1980.
The Bears are now 7-1 and will face the Houston Texans at Soldier Field Sunday night. Boomer who was at the game will have plenty more updates from today! Bears Win in a blowout, and it will be a very happy Victory Monday!