Chicago Bears 17-15 Loss to Broncos: A Fan’s Non-Expert Take


Nov 22, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) talks with Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) after the NFL game at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Well that sucked. Not only was I high on my Chicago Bears, but the media was giving them some credit too after wins against the Chargers and the Rams- lookout for them now kind of stuff.

After Sunday, just be grateful it’s a short week. The Chicago Bears have a chance to right the ship on Thanksgiving against their most hated rival, The Green Bay Packers.

After watching Ohio State and the Bears play over the weekend, I found out that apparently Urban Meyer and John Fox were hanging out at the Golden Corral on Friday night. The Jedi Master of play calling, Marc Trestman, agreed to meet them there. He arrived late, curious as to why these great football minds are sitting before him and asked for him to join them. Marc has taken a blood oath not to share his own knowledge about football, because when he uses it, people die. Nevertheless he is intrigued by their presence tonight.

While Urban and John make several trips back to the buffet, Marc eats his salad and fish slowly, contemplating their pleas as to why they would want to use his powerful skills, and what could happen to their prospective teams, if they unleash what he likes to call, “The Vanilla Three.”

  1. The run up the gut on first down for no gain.
  2. Another shot up the gut on 2nd down for 2 yards.
  3. The bubble screen on 3rd and long for 3 yards.

When Meyer and Fox question the obviousness of the play calls, Marc lifts the hood of his cloak and the Jedi flips up onto the table and says, “That’s the beauty of it, nobody would expect smart coaches to use these plays when their season’s chance of making the playoffs are hanging in the balance of the game!”

We all know the rest. They took that wisdom and passed it on to their perspective offensive coordinators.

Lucky us.

As you may have figured out, along with being a Chicago Bears fan, I have moved to Ohio and became a Buckeyes fan. I had no previous college team and they really helped me last season with all of the losses of our dismal Bears. I know this is a Bears site, but I want you to know how I got through last year.

On Saturday, I had my good friends over for the Michigan State game. The Buckeyes lost and hopes of repeating as CFB Champions dwindled away.

I was counting on the Bears to lift me out of my slump on Sunday, only to watch them lose their third very winnable game of the season.

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Brock Osweiler played very well in place of Peyton Manning for the Broncos. He will have elite status within a couple of years, I think.

I have nothing bad to say about Jay Cutler. He did throw a pick and lost a fumble, but they didn’t amount to any points for the Broncos. He is every bit the reason we were competitive against the league’s #1 defense.

This game made me realize the importance of Matt Forte again. I was dazzled by Jeremy Langford and Ka’deem Carey over the last two games and forgot Forte’s ability to shed tackles and catch passes against good defenses. I hope the team finds a way to keep him.

I saw too many drops. The passing was fine. Jay Cutler takes the blame for receivers not running routes correctly and dropping the ball. They have potential, so I hope these young guys can develop.

Alshon Jeffrey and Eddie Royal need to get it together. Why would we want to re-sign guys that are always hurt. I play through injuries all the time- just ask my wife. I complain the whole time, but I play through them. That is not a way to get a big contract.

I think we’ll probably franchise tag Alshon, and give him a mulligan to show he’s worth a long-term deal.

I loved all the sacks, but you have to be able to do that and stop the run. It reminded me of last season.

It was a penalty free game for us, which is great moving forward. It’s very rare, especially for the Chicago Bears. The last time it happened was 1995.

Things are still looking up. I personally have higher expectations than I had by this time last year. For starters, I believe we can win every game for the rest of the season. Will it happen? Probably not.

Because the NFC sucks so bad we can still make a push for the Wild Card. It’s the muddiest way to go though. Division is possible too. Bear with me here. Don’t click out of this article before hearing me out.

Take a look at the Minnesota Vikings remaining schedule. Down they go. maybe 4-5 losses there.

Ok, now the Packers. They beat the Vikings on Sunday to move into first place in the NFC North. That being said, something is broken on their team. Aaron Rodgers is looking human in his passing and their schedule just got tougher with the return of Tony Romo for the Cowboys. They still have to play the Cardinals and the rising Raiders. Also, they have to visit the Lions, who beat them in Lambeau for the first time in 24 years.

Just saying…..

Yes, there is still hope for our beloved.

Slim, but I really think we’re on to something here.

Enjoy getting together with loved ones on Thanksgiving, and make sure that night you are ready to watch the Chicago Bears wake the country out of their food comas by either beating the Green Bay Packers, or losing, and destroying all hopes of making the playoffs by using “The Vanilla Three.”

God be with us, on this, my 47th Birthday.