First off, Go Bears!
Nice thriller in the thin air!
First off, I liked the dedication to the run, by Nagy and the Offense. Once again, Monty looked very good running the ball. He is a keeper. (Should have stuck with him in week one.) Mike Davis, hhmmm not so good. I did not like the aquisition and I still do not like him. He was ineffective all day. Tarik had a couple decent carries. Patterson had that huge run which was a momentum changer. I still think he run like a WR and not a RB, but it worked. I am still undecided on him over all.
I thought Mitch played better. He decision making was better, though he still has accuracy issues. He missed a wide open Gabriel with room to run. He threw behind his receiver too often. Other than that, he spread the ball around better, and even got one into Miller. As much as I hate on him all the time, Shaheen had a decent game and was leading the Bears in yards for awhile. He played more like he was supposed to from day one. Burton playing was more decoy than threat, but was effective. Trey needs more reps to get into his normal soft hands mode.
O-Line was improved and the penalties reduced. They opened some nice hole for the run and kept Miller and Chubb from taking over the game. All in all much improved.
Defense played well until the altitude started kicking their asses. Floyd got robbed when they called him for Roughing, though Denver suffered a similar bad call too. Mack got mugged by 72 all day but the refs saw it. (Though the refs started calling those penalties on other numbers to spare that guy the humiliation. The only issue I had all night, was Fuller. Was he sick? He got abused all night long by Sanders. He played way too soft and was a second too slow to close. Over all, the tackling by the middle, on back was suspect all evening. Bears gave up a lot of yards and could not get of the field on 4th down to save their collective lives. That was discouraging to say the least. I know altitude played a big role in that. Eddie Goldman fought through pain to step up and play. He was at one time ruled out but returned when the Bears needed him. He was missed dearly in the run defense when he was out. Amukamaras penalties are getting old. Buster played a great game except for the one huge ST penalty that enabled Denver to take the lead. He isn't off side and the Bears can take a couple knees to seal the deal.
Special Teams coverage play was a bit up and down all day. Bu the kicking from both Eddie and Pat were spot on. Eddie leads the BEars in points scored this year. Pat had a 75 yard punt! That is what we all expected from Mega Punt since he was drafted. Ediie absolutely nailed that game winner! Maybe this will exorcise that Cody curse!
Coaching was much better this time, though some time out, time management issues cropped up. Pagano brought his A game once again. I am liking him more and more!
Overall, Bears looked much improved. Still do not see why every win has to be a nail biter! LOL
What do you guys think about this game?
What stood out to you most?
Has Nagy righted this ship?