Well that was a step back for the Bears pass protection. The only thing that saved my blood from boiling on Sunday was I didn't see the second half live. For the first time in a long time I had things I had to do that prevented me from watching the entire game. And avoiding the score would have been next to impossible, so watching the game on DVR later wouldn't have been an option. So I knew all about the horrific seven sacks and the eventual 10-3 loss while watching the game. That's like watching The Usual Suspects and knowing who Keyser Soze is. But enough chatter, I have 7 sacks to breakdown... On to the Sackwatch!
Sack 28 - 2nd Quarter 5:06 - Justin Houston
When looking to assign blame, my guess is Louis will get the sack allowed stat, but in my opinion it was the deep penetration by Spencer's guy that created the lane for Houston to dip back underneath for the crushing sack. Once Houston made his inside move Louis was caught up in the wash.
Sack 29 - 3rd Quarter 1:31 - Tyson Jackson
Sack 30 - 2nd Quarter :57 - Justin Houston
Jon McGrawSack 31 - 4th Quarter 13:23 -
Sack 32 - 4th Quarter 9:28 - Justin Houston
Sack 33 - 4th Quarter 2:45 - Derrick Johnsonas Hanie had a solid 3-4 seconds before he was sacked, he even clutched up like he was about to unleash the ball. Louis took Johnson wide of the pocket using good technique, but when Johnson saw Hanie up in the pocket he came off the Louis block and made the play. Louis has to maintain his feet in anticipation of his man coming back inside, especially after taking him so far past.
Sack 34 - 4th Quarter 2:06 - Tamba Hali
This was not Lance's finest day.
Last year during week 13 the Bears beat the Lions 24-20 in Detroit, and they gave up 4 sacks, including 3 to Cliff Avril (damn that Cliff Avril!). They're still ahead of last years pace, but a few more Martzpolsions and Caleblunders and the total will keep creeping towards last years pace.
Sackwatch after 12 games
2010 - 45
2011 - 34