This is one of those games that just hurts the soul. You don't expect to run over a team that is playing as well as Cincinnati is, but you have to enter thinking you have a chance. Then to see that chance gone by the end of the 1st quarter, has to be disheartening. As a coach can you even keep a team's spirits up after that? Do they believe they can still come back? I don't know, but this one can't be easily forgotten. We knew our line wasn't the best and we knew our secondary was questionable. To have one team show every weakness and take advantage of every flaw in one single game does not speak well for the Bears as a playoff team. Maybe we can just sweep this one under the mat and call it one time game, but we have talked about this. We cannot get behind a good team and come back. We don't have the offense yet to do that. At 3-3 it isn't over for the Bears, especially with the Cleveland Browns coming to town next week, but this game is a blueprint game for every team that we play the rest of the year. They are going to do the same type of things until we can prove we can stop them.
This was a total collapse game.
Here are some stats.
Jay Cutler - 251 yds, 1 TD, 3 INTs
Matt Forte - 6 carries, 24 yards
Devin Hester - 8 catches, 101 yards, 1 TD
Lance Briggs - 13 tackles