The Bears Den: September 19, 2011

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"...where it's like a saloon, complete with swinging doors."

Bears outplayed on both sides of ball Larry Mayer: Just as the Bears offense and defense deserved credit for last weekend's win over the Falcons, both units were to blame for what transpired Sunday against the Saints. Cutler under intense pressure in defeat

Forte shines in his return to Louisiana Mayer: It wasn't enough to prevent a one-sided loss, but running back Matt Forte returned home and provided most of the Bears offense Sunday in the Superdome. Game Highlights

Long day for Cutler Pompei: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was sacked six times and got kicked in the throat during Sunday's 30-13 loss to the Saints. Biggs and Haugh video

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Close game crumbles into huge loss Jensen: With the exception of one drive by the offense and a few timely stops by the defense, the Bears were thoroughly outplayed in the first half. Still, they trailed just 16-10. Kreutz doesn’t snap at ex-teammates

Bears can’t afford Cutler being used as human tackling dummy Telander: When Jay Cutler spoke after the game his voice was a weak croak — what you’d expect from a frog if it had been run over on a bicycle path and was speaking its last words.

Bears offense reverts to last season's mess Rosenbloom: The Bears' offense had one -- count it, one -- drive.

Words can’t describe how Saints manhandled Bears Morrissey: It was a mess inside the Superdome. And that’s not even including the abuse Jay Cutler took Sunday afternoon. Loss to Saints just like the bad old days

15 on 6: Cutler feeling sore CSN's Jim Miller thinks the Bears should look into signing a capable backup in case a hit knocks Cutler out. Video.

Bears Grades: Four units earn failing marks Jay Cutler didn't have much help Sunday, with both the wide receivers and offensive line earning failing marks from CSN's John 'Moon' Mullin. Postgame interviews

Sacked by Saints! | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Hendricks: Cutler sacked six times in the Bears loss.

Bernstein: FOX, Bears Take The High Road " CBS Chicago A miserable loss, with echoes of last season’s most desperate time. No blocking, nobody open, nowhere to run, and a quarterback trying to stay just conscious enough to yell at his position coach.

Bears handed reality check - ESPN Chicago Greenberg: From kick to Cutler's throat to three injuries, Chicago's ego took a beating at Dome. Video.

O-line takes step backward in Week 2 - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Wright: Offensive line fails to protect Cutler.

Saints found holes in Cover 2 defense - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Dickerson: The Saints burned the Bears' Cover 2 defense for a rare long TD reception. Video: JD and Wright recap the loss

NFP Week 2 Sunday replay | National Football Post Bowen: Ten NFL topics you should be talking about today.

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