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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?

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Every week you can start to see what the scouts saw in Roquan Smith. His DL occupies the blockers and he glides thru the hole and makes the tackle. He's playing with instinct now and his speed is really standing out.

Can anyone tell me why Fuller's pick wasn't a TD? The broadcast didn't do a very good job of showing the replay, but it looked to me like neither his knee was down or he stepped out of bounds. Was it an inadvertant whistle?

I thought Nagy calling time out on that Denver 4th down attempt, was the wrong call. Skrine had just blitzed the previous two plays and was poised to make the same play again. The TO kinda tipped who the Bears had on the field, Broncos were in panic mode and on the ropes. Yeah Denver didn't score there, but did manage to make the yards for the first down.....again

It wasn't pretty....but a win is a win!

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Corn Cob wrote:

Every week you can start to see what the scouts saw in Roquan Smith. His DL occupies the blockers and he glides thru the hole and makes the tackle. He's playing with instinct now and his speed is really standing out.

Can anyone tell me why Fuller's pick wasn't a TD? The broadcast didn't do a very good job of showing the replay, but it looked to me like neither his knee was down or he stepped out of bounds. Was it an inadvertant whistle?

I thought Nagy calling time out on that Denver 4th down attempt, was the wrong call. Skrine had just blitzed the previous two plays and was poised to make the same play again. The TO kinda tipped who the Bears had on the field, Broncos were in panic mode and on the ropes. Yeah Denver didn't score there, but did manage to make the yards for the first down.....again

It wasn't pretty....but a win is a win!

Fullers knee was clearly down.

At 5 second mark

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Still work to do, we are still on shaky ground, but I think the ship is being steered towards the right direction.

Look how last season started, a heart breaking loss to the Packers, followed by 2 ugly wins, then Biscuit goes and throws 6 TDs in a game. Not saying that's how it will go this year, or that the season is by any means over. I'm just saying that though they have work to do, I'm remaining optimistic.

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Scamp sums it well imo.  A lot of work to do but they showed intestinal fortitude and came away with a tough W.

Offense:

The run game still needs a LOT of work, but credit Nagy for going to it, and sticking with it.  This was the difference in the game offensively, Vic was forced to remain honest all game and that allowed Biscuit to avoid critical mistakes.  It didn't open anything up though.  Credit the Bronco D they were well prepared and played well.  The O line played much better, but still seem to struggle to control the trenches and open any holes in the run game.  They did get their pass protection assignments right more often than not though, and that is likely because they actually had time before the snap to adjust and settle in.  A little disappointed Nagy didn't aggresively attack the edges more with the run, that is where the Broncos consistently seemed weak.  Their edge rushers were not sealing those edges and we could of burned them more often if he had gone back to it until they loaded to stop it, which in turn would have slowed that pass rush down and likely opened things up a bit.

Defense:

I thought they played well but to be honest, not great.  I think Pagano has been a little exposed now, he leaves our corners on an island a LOT.  When they did go to zone it had huge holes in it because of the extra men he commits to the pass rush and Flacco did a good job exploiting that particularly on that last drive.  They had that figured out and they burned us with it.  Basically they struggle to stop the quick med. passes if the pressure isn't there really fast and they are vulnerable to runs that hit away from the side he is overloading.  The talent is there, but Pagano's stratagy has me a little concerned not gonna lie.

STs:

They seem to be getting a little better each week in coverage.  The return game however is just not there.  The kicking though, both kickers finally put together all four quarters consistently doing their jobs.  Steady Eddy came through in the clutch.  I know we will all remember that last kick by Eddy for a while, but our punter had himself a pretty damn good day too.  Really nice average just under 60 yards a kick on a day where there were a LOT of punts, and his long was 75 freaking yards.  On top of that, go watch the replay of that game winning FG and look close..... the snap was not great and it was O'Donnell doing a great job getting that thing down with the laces out.  They both earned their pay checks for the first time this year.

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Corn Cob wrote:

 

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That was absolutely GifTastic!!!

Butkus never wore an earring

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

 

Corn Cob wrote:

 

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That was absolutely GifTastic!!!

That was very well done!

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Corn Cob wrote:

I thought Nagy calling time out on that Denver 4th down attempt, was the wrong call. Skrine had just blitzed the previous two plays and was poised to make the same play again. The TO kinda tipped who the Bears had on the field, Broncos were in panic mode and on the ropes.

This was the second time he has made a bonehead timeout call... really hope this isn't setting a precedent for making a timeout at the wrong time... Skrine would have affected the throw on that 4th and 10 at the very least and then maybe we don't need to have the most unlikely of events to get a win... Win is a win and hopefully that kick sets the tone for the rest of Eddy's career in Chicago but man... I just cannot get over how poor the offense has played so far...

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Bama....

I know the Bears D had their tongues hanging out on that 4th down attempt....really gassed....but I still think Nagy shouldn't have called TO! It's one of those " hindsight is 20/20" plays....yeah you gave your guys a break, but also let the donkeys get regrouped too.

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The Broncos have the best home record since 1975: 257-90-0, .730 (As of 2017) I read somewhere that they are almost perfect on their first 2 home games in recent years. Like 35ish wins with 2 or 3 loses. (Completely of bad memory) 

My point is, the Broncos have a huge, known advantage from their thin air. Something they have all offseason to get used to. Any win, even if ugly says a lot about the ability of our team to grind out and will themselves to victory. If they can get past this rough start and start looking smooth again, these Bears are going to scary. 

Don’t forget the fact that these were Vic’s guys. If anyone knows how to disrupt them and attack their weaknesses it’s him. Both his defensive guys and the offense he watched closely for several years. I give our guys credit for overcoming everything and pulling off the win. 

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