Found October 07, 2013 on Football and Futbol:
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Soldier Field (@SoldierField) The Chicago Bears loss over the undefeated New Orleans Saints gave fans on both sides things to be content, unhappy, or just perplexed.  Okay fine, the perplexed and unhappy is more Chicago than New Orleans, and rightfully so. So what went right and wrong for the Black/Gold and Blue/Orange? New Orleans: The Good: The Drew Brees-Jimmy Graham connection remains as strong as ever. Graham still is the hardest player on the field to cover, with the only Bear having any success agaisnt him was Charles Tillman, which then left other wideouts more open. Although he did not have a TD on the game, his mere presense left room wide open for a beautifully executed screen pass to Pierre Thomas for six. The Bad: New Orleans failed to put Chicago away late in the fourth, being saved only by a dropped pass (more on that later.)  The Saints did hold Matt Forte to a shade over 50 yards, but that was more of a lack of run plays than good defense. The Ugly: While Drew Brees did have a great game, fantasy wise Jay Cutler bested him. While Drew seldom makes a mistake, the Saints left too many points on the board in the 2nd half as Graham was targeted a lot less. Chicago: The Good: Alshon Jeffery is going to be a huge pickup on fantasy waiver wires this week after setting a Chicago Bear record for most recieving yardsin a game with 218.  The 2nd year guy is becoming a nice matchup problem as well as a great option for Cutler when Brandon Marshall is doublecovered. The Bad: Matt Forte was only given the ball 12 times even though he was averaging 4.6 yards/carry.  Against one of the worst run defenses in the NFL, that is unacceptible.  While Jay Cutler ended up having a decent day, he sealed the Bears fate within the first two posessions.  Mr. Fourth Quarter needs to do more to make sure his team is ahead instead of having to make something happen to get back in it. The Ugly: The Defensive line took a major bite from the injury bug recently, and they’re playing like it.  An inexperienced middle gave Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles an inordinate amount of breathing room.  And that’s only up the middle. Former first rounder Shea McClellin still looks like a kid amongst men, and plays like he’s still at Boise State. On offense, an Earl Bennett easy drop literally cost the Bears the game. Don’t expect to see him in the offense too much next week.
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