Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 10/2/12
The Chicago Bears touched down in Dallas during Monday Night Football this week. The Bears pounded the Cowboys in the second half with all three units making big plays and riding the momentum.
Cutler led the offense in a striking performance that helped show his focus and passion. He threw for 275 yards that included two touchdowns and NO interceptions.
The offensive line was in good shape, holding back the opposing defense and giving Cutler time to get into a good position and throw accurately. Cutler soaked two sacks, but didn’t let the Cowboys’ defense rattle him. Forte returned to the field Monday, but is still battling a sprained ankle.
Chicago Bears defense kept the energy high with five interceptions for 99 yards. Wright and Moore picked off two for no points, both Briggs and Tillman each picked one off for a touchdown. Melton continues to keep the pressure mounting on the opposing QB, he took Romo down for a loss of seven.
The Bears came out in full force Monday, clearly with something to prove. Both the coaches and the players have to feel the pressure after two seasons of inconsistent performance and lack of leadership on the offense. Changes in staff, roster adjustments and injuries have made it difficult for Chicago to get anywhere in the post season.
Cutler’s exchange with OC, Mike Tice, is a good example of how both sides feeli the heat. Cutler has taken a beating from the media since he got here, and Tice has to recognize how fragile his position is. Cutler is no stranger to pressure and media scorn, but Chicago isn’t a town that places a lot of value on QB’s. Defense rules here. Cutler needs to maintain his composure without losing his energy. He can leave what appears to be a bad attitude in the locker room and start building more momentum and trust on the field.
The executive staff at Halas Hall has to be looking for something bigger—something more substantial than mediocrity. Plagued by errors and inconsistency, the last two years have been tough for the Bears. The changes in coaching staff this season were a start.
Now, they need to finish what they started.
The Bears will face off against the Jaguars before they go on the bye.

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charges

Report: Clippers ‘overwhelming favorite’ to keep Chris Paul

Giants owner: Signing Kaepernick would anger fans

Mike Trout to undergo MRI after suffering thumb injury

John Wall: Bench was cause of Wizards’ ‘downfall’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Arum says Pacquiao would fight McGregor if Mayweather won't

Aaron Judge hits first grand slam of his career

David Stern: Lakers could have had Chris Paul, GM panicked

Brandon Jacobs vows to 'expose' Jim Harbaugh, get him fired

Mike Zimmer won’t retire even if right eye goes blind

Kevin Love responds to Draymond Green’s ‘annihilation’ trash talk

Meet your Stanley Cup finalists: Nashville Predators

Getaway Day: There's a murderer's row in the NL West

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Box Score 5/26: Bring on the Finals

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Meet your Stanley Cup finalists: Nashville Predators

Getaway Day: There's a murderer's row in the NL West

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Kicking It: East is East, and West is West

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker