You may say; 'Silly Lester, Jay Cutler was 23 of 34 for 176 yards, 4 TDs and a passer rating of 119.2 in the game, including a 4th quarter where he went 5 for 5 with 51 yards and 3 of those TDs. Cutty led the Bears back after they were down 17-0, and he took a shot to the sternum that probably would have broken Peyton Manning in half. There's no way the Mile High Reporters would find fault in Jay this week. How on earth could they work in a shot or two on him after that game?'
The Jilted Lover Syndrome continues.
The Chicago Bears exploded with three touchdowns in the final quarter to beat the 49ers 28-20. Jay Cutler looked like his ho hum self early on, but then I noticed something. He began using good mechanics for a change and we all say the superior talent he could possess if he was more consistent with those mechanics. In other news, I benched Brandon Marshall in my fantasy league because Adam Shefter was 75% convinced he wouldn't play. Thanks a lot there Adam.
Oh and by the way, thanks for the update on your fantasy team. That's exactly what everyone wanted to hear.
Whoops, I forgot to mention that they have Chicago moving up five spots to number thirteen on their power ranking.
The Mothership, SB Nation, moved the Bears from 16 to 11.
If the Bears can consistently field a defense that looks anything like what they did in the second half on Sunday night against the Niners, they could end up surprising people this season. The combination of Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett with a quarterback who shows no fear in throwing it up into traffic for them -- well, this is a dangerous thing.
Bleeding Green Nation has it like so.
10) Chicago Bears (LW: 14) - I remained bullish on the Bears despite their Week 1 home loss to Buffalo. They rewarded my good faith by earning a tough win on the road in San Francisco.
What a way to rally and keep the team in the game. Brandon Marshall made some incredible plays as the Bears pulled this one out.
FOX Sports moved the Bears up 6 spots to 12.
The Bears defense came alive with a breakout performance from rookie CB Kyle Fuller who turned the game around by snatching up two fourth-quarter interceptions. Marc Trestman adjusted his game plan utilizing the injured Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey on routes where they could win with size over speed while Jay Cutler was almost flawless after the Bears fell behind 17-0.
Pete Pricso of CBS Sports has the Bears all the way up to #9, a jump of 14 spots.
Even though they rallied to beat the 49ers, I still have Chicago behind San Francisco. But Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall will help them win a lot of games.
Yahoo's Shutdown Corner has Chicago like this.
12. Chicago Bears (1-1, LW: 12)
So which team is it, the one we saw in the first eight quarters (remember, Week 1 went to overtime) or the one that dominated the fourth quarter on Sunday night?
Pro Football Talk has the Bears like this.
13. Chicago Bears (No. 19; 1-1): The Bears provide Exhibit A for the idea that no one really knows what's going to happen in any given game, in any given week.
Over at Fanspeak they have it like so.
12. Chicago Bears:
The Bears answered the call and came up big in the 2nd half to come away with an impressive road win. It's going to be a tough year for them on defense without Charles Tillman, but when this offense gets going they will be tough to stop.
It's only been two weeks, but where do you see the Chicago Bears fitting in?