Halftime, trailing 17-14

after holding the Lions to a field goal—and I use the term ‘holding’ loosely, maybe I should say after the the Lions held themselves to a field goal—we drive right down the field and score on a 83 yard drive. Great play-calling by Martz, and great play by Earl Bennett. He would be my choice for player of the game at this point. His run-after-catch on this drive was AWESOME, dragging five defenders down to the ten yard line. We forced another Lions punt, which is amazing considering we haven’t figured out that the only two plays the Lions can run are a)screen pass and b) end around with Stephan Logan. We punt it right back, and just as we expect to get to halftime with a 14-10 lead, WOW—we give up two of the worst defensive plays I have seen us give up in a longtime—one on a 45-yard Jahvid Best run; and a 46-yard Calvin Johnson catch. On both plays, we looked tackled like a PeeWee footbal team.

12 responses

  1. johnnyharvard

    Yeah thats some bad streak too. 2 more going for pick 6’s. Whats that 5 out of his 11? Theres a reason why a red zone pick is not the worst one. tats the worst one. Red zone means their offense usually has to drive 80 plus yards to score. People just hate Jay. I don’t know why? I mean the dude doesn’t call anyone out, he keeps his emotions even keeled, He doesn’t act a fool when he does something he’s paid for like that goof Stanton did, He has a clean record,contributes his time and his money on the community charities including in Denver, is battling a deadly disease to play a physically demanding job, and I could on and on with this. Meanwhile felons like Vick and that big goof in Pittsburgh get praise for overcoming adversity. God I hate people!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:46 am

  2. johnnyharvard

    LOL! Ridiculous. ESPN and NFL.com are making that call out to be the game changer. It was freaking 2nd and 2 at the 14. The call gave the Bears one extra down and 7 extra yards! Dumb! Bears the most disrespected team man. I swear it makes me sick. They won 5 in a row here.

    December 5, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    • and, you know if it had been Manning, Brady, Favre, or their new golden boy Matt Ryan—they would be saying how tough the QB was for taking that hit and still playing, and how that defensive player should be suspended from the NFL for life. But that play had nothing to do with jay being 21-26, for 200+ yards and 0 INTS. I wonder why when Peyton Manning throws 11 INTs, he has no help—but when Jay throws 11 INTs, its because he is not an NFL QB. But i think its good. let the players keep reading how much they suck.

      December 6, 2010 at 7:33 am

  3. johnnyharvard

    Well I think what happened was the pile was disbursed and when they did finally see the last two standing they both had their arms around it. There was no clear view to suggest otherwise so I didn’t have an issue with it that much. And yeah Suh was being overly aggressive there. Than he hit him in the back of the head after jay was laying on the ground to. That was far from an unfair call. People act like he was so innocent. You would never see a Bear player do that intentionally. We play hard but are not dirty.

    December 5, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    • well there was that one, there was the one where Avril pretty much punched jay in the face…do you think its a coincidence that the teams who get these kinds of penalties are the Titans with guys like Haynesworth in the past, and Finnegan now; and the Lions, whose coach was the DC for those Titan teams? The funniest thing of all, though, was Suh’s explanation: he said he was trying to knock the ball loose. So, apparently, I missed the fact that Jay was carrying the ball on the top of his head on that play.

      December 5, 2010 at 6:42 pm

  4. JohnnyHarvard

    Ok so it was the muppets. LOL! Well you wouldn’t know they were not anti Bears in this game. That hit by Suh was a penalty. He hit him in the back of the head when he was down. Tough win. They made the Miami game plan work on offense, but until the second half the defense didn’t comply with it.

    December 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    • I think the ex-defensive lineman came out in Ryan on that one. But the fact that expect a ref to see the difference from a forearm shiver and a shove at full speed is RIDICULOUS. Plus, Suh has already earned a rep as a borderline-dirty player. So he isnt going to get the benefit of those calls. Its just the way it goes. I see it every game with my boy Dwight Howard. He has such a rep for arguing calls, if the breathes incorrectly he is T’d up. Suh is going to have to learn to err on the side of caution–on that play, whether it was a forearm to the head or a shove to the shoulder, all he had to do was tackle Jay. Anything else was unnecessary and unprofessional.
      And, speaking of bad calls, how the hell did the refs know that that fumble was “jointly-possessed”, and therefore stays with the offensive team? If thats realy the rule, they could call that on EVERY SINGLE FUMBLE SCRUM EVER. That could have been a huge play in that game.

      December 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm

  5. JohnnyHarvard

    LOL! Don’t know what a fraggle is man but it sounds funny. Is that related to fraggle rock in anyway? Yeah they don’t exactly have the A crew on this game do they?

    December 5, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    • I actually don’t mind Tim Ryan/Al Rosen too much—they are like the least anti-Bears sportscasters on TV.

      December 5, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    • SCARY, right?

      December 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm

  6. JohnnyHarvard

    Yeah that last drive a microcosm of the whole game. The thing the Bears have done best this season they’re doing the worst. I think the press clippings are starting to get to these guys heads on the defensive side of things. They’d better start popping people.

    December 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    • In an unrelated thought, I think Sam Rosen looks just like a fraggle.

      December 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm

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