Chicago Bears Week 6 Milk Carton


For those new to the site, when a player or coach doesn’t really show up during a Bear’s game, they get put on the Milk Carton. As most of you know, people’s pictures used to be put at the back of milk cartons when they went missing. So the Milk Carton for the Bears is more about who went missing or played terribly during the game. Here are the nominees.

Oct 12, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould (9) kicks a field goal against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

When there are few players deserving of a Milk Carton award, you know it was a good week. This week was one of those rare, pleasant surprises. Jay Cutler and his targets were all exceptional. Matt Forte had a monster game. The defense came up big and got pressure on Matt Ryan. Kyle Fuller played very well against one of the league’s best receivers. It was a great win. The obvious choice for the Milk Carton is the special teams unit.

It’s getting really bad for these guys. Chris Williams has shown to be a mediocre return man. Robbie Gould had an extra point blocked. Overall, they only had 34 total return yards which is pretty bad. Not to mention, the team had a lot of penalties. Joe DeCamillis needs to get his unit together or he may be sent packing.

Oct 12, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Santonio Holmes (14) breaks a tackle by Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith (35) on a punt return during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Bears defeated the Falcons 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

When the only real complaint about a game is the play of the special teams, then usually that’s a good sign. I will say, the Bears defense got lucky with a few Atlanta drops. That being said, Chicago outplayed them offensively and defensively. It was a good road win. Next up, Miami.