What does all of this mean in the grand scheme of things?
Think about it…
The offense gained nearly 500 yards (496) on the day with 235 of it on the ground. Forte had 171 yards from scrimmage and his 3rd straight game rushing for over 100 yards against the Packers (Sweetness was the only other Bear to do that).
The defense gave up 302 yards in the air but only 56 to last year’s offensive ROY in RB Eddie Lacy. In fact, the Bears have given up 99 ypg rushing over the last 3 games against Frank Gore, Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson and Lacy. That is not a bad group of running backs.
Typically that is a recipe for success.
Unfortunately, the defense did not touch or even really pressure QB Aaron Rodgers at all during the game except to shake his hand afterwards. When you give Rodgers time in the pocket he will destroy you. That is something that cannot happen in the future. DE Jared Allen was sorely missed.
Unlike a lot of folks on Twitter, and the local Chicago media, I am not checking out on this team. I think they have a lot of good football left in them and I really think they are a playoff contender. They have yet to play a full 58 plus 2 minutes of football to the best of their ability and I look forward to when they do.
What do you think Bear fans? Is the best yet to come or is Trestman (or members of his staff) on the hot seat? Let me know in the comment section below and as always…