Bears unveil their high-powered offense
Now we have an idea of what this Bears offense can do, after quarterback Jay Cutler and his teammates beat the Indianapolis Colts 41-24 on Sunday.
The Bears defense took on the NFL number one draft pick, quarterback Andrew Luck, and the revamped Colts. The Bears may not be happy giving up over 300 yards of offense. However, cornerback Tim Jennings seemed to enjoy playing against his former team with his two interceptions. He also batted a Luck pass in the end zone that wound up being a pick by safety Chris Conte.
The one injury of note was a blow to cornerback Charles Tillman; he hurt his lower leg early in the game and did not return. His status is unknown for Thursday’s game in Green Bay. The Bears defense did get to Luck with three sacks; Corey Wooten’s sack forced a fumble by Luck that Julius Peppers recovered. Henry Melton tallied the other two sacks.
In a funny moment after the game, Jay Cutler had a message for the Bears faithful: “Please, please, please let’s tone it down a little bit when we’re down in the 20. You’re more than welcome to yell and scream and do whatever you want to do after we score, but, please, let’s go ahead and quiet the stadium down and save it for after we score. Thank you. That’s my PSA.” What Cutler has to realize is that Bears fans are giddy with the new offense; they have been waiting a long, long time to see points scored in bulk. Of course, Sunday they hosted last year’s worst team in the NFL starting with a rookie quarterback — but a win is a win.
Starting the season 1-0 goes a long way since they only have a few days before they travel to Green Bay and play the Packers on Thursday. The Pack took it on the chin from the visiting San Francisco 49ers 30-22. The Bears hope to add insult to the Packers with a double loss in a week. Now that would whet any Bear appetite.