Chicago Bears Week 2 Ball Game: The Entire Defense
Sep 14, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings (26) and strong safety Danny McCray (29) and strong safety Brock Vereen (45) and strong safety Ryan Mundy (21) celebrate after causing a turnover against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Levi
This weeks game ball goes to the Bears defense for an outstanding performance during prime-time. The bright lights of Sunday Night Football, the home team the San Francisco 49ers coming of a big win in week 1, the grand opening of Levi Stadium, the players were sure to be pumped and the fans loud. All of these were reasons why no one picked the Chicago Bears to win and labeled them as the underdogs. There were questions going into the game on how Mel Tucker’s defense would be able to handle the mobility of Colin Kaepernick and the physicality of the 49ers receivers. However, the Bears defense came ready to play, with intent on proving the naysayers wrong.
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The Bears came alive in week 2 and showed an intensity that they have been missing for a while now. Everyone on defense showed up to play ball Sunday night. The Bears made Kaepernick uncomfortable all night by not allowing him to make the big read option plays he has become a custom to. They dared him to throw the ball, and when he did defenders were right there to make a big play. Chris Conte, the often criticized safety, changed the complexion of the game by making an excellent interception. Jared Allen frustrated Kaepernick all night that resulted in a forced fumble. However, the Bears were not done wreaking havoc on the 49ers quarterback. The rookie Kyle Fuller intercepted him twice and Willie young recorded two sacks. They played sound, focus and physical football, which helped to keep the Bears in the game and ultimately lead them to victory.