Chicago Bears 2012 Rewind: Bears Dominate the Cowboys


Week 4 of 2012 was one of the best Bears games of the season. It was the game where the team showed the most brilliance. It wasn’t perfect, of course, but it was one of the best games of the year.

Game Summary

The game started off slowly. The score was 10-7 Bears going into halftime, when an ill-advised Tony Romo pass landed into the arms of Peanut Tillman. In the second half, the Bears went on a rampage. Jay Cutler looked great, throwing completion after completion and eventually connected on a 34-yard touchdown to Devin Hester. Later, after multiple turnovers, the play of the game came on a Lance Briggs interception returned for a 74-yard touchdown.

Bright Spots

Jay Cutler played great. He threw 2 touchdowns (275 yards) and completed 75% of his passes. Chicago’s defense was also solid, outscoring the Dallas offense by 4 points for a good 58 minutes.

Negative Moments

The only negative thing about this game was watching former Bear Kyle Orton drive down toward the end of the game in garbage time. Also, it took about half the game for the Bears offense to get into gear. One thing to learn from this game is that the Bears need to play more games like it.