The Bears are back, folks. The Steelers didn’t show up to stand for the National Anthem, which appeared to carry over for the rest of the game, with the Bears beating the Steelers 23-17 in overtime on Sunday. Jordan Howard lead the way with 138 rushing yards and the game winning touchdown run.
The Human Joystick Tarik Cohen also contributed with over 100 all purpose yards. Besides the two backs, the Bears were able to escape with a win without any other real help on the offensive end. Mike Glennon threw for only 101 yards, with only 9 (fucking 9) yards going to a wide receiver. It is unbelievable that they were able to get a win against the Steelers with those kind of numbers. On the flip side, the defense was able to hold their own, containing Leveon Bell to only 61 yards rushing. A big takeaway from Sunday’s game was what was perhaps one of the worst plays in Chicago Bears history. The Bears blocked a Pittsburgh field goal with time running out in the first half. Defensive back Marcus Cooper had the ball fall in his hands, giving him a free runway for a HUGE touchdown to end the half. Instead of running in for six, Cooper started walking like a fucking mad man at around the 10 yard line, not reaching the pay dirt until a Steelers defenseman was able to strip the ball and knock it out of the end zone. The Bears were able to kick a field goal before time expired.
Marcus Cooper might need to listen to his own advice pic.twitter.com/ygvtVkUN3U
— Mitch Trubisky (@TRUTHbisky) September 24, 2017
THE EPIC FAIL OF THE NFL SEASON!!!!
MARCUS COOPER BEING AN IDIOT IS EVEN BETTER WITH "TITANIC MUSIC"!!!!!!
— 🚢Titanic TD🏈 (@TitanicTD) September 24, 2017
One of the most idiotic things I’ve ever seen on a football field. Couldn’t get more Bears than that. While the win was huge on multiple fronts, it may have hindered the possibilities that the team has moving forward. The Bears at times (Cooper play the PERFECT example) looked like they were literally throwing the game away. Mike Glennon, in particular, played especially awful. John Fox (who got his first September win as the Bears coach today believe it or not) is going to have to make a decision whether he wants to be as mediocre as it gets or throw Trubiskey out there and see what he can do. As a whole, the Bears have shown that they are able to at least compete with pretty much any team out there, but they are simply going to need more out of the quarterback position if they are going to win games. Next week vs Green Bay is going to be a BIG test to see if they are actually able to consistently compete at a high level.