The Bears got a W!!! Chicago was able to grind out an overtime W against the Danny Woodhead-less Baltimore Ravens on Sunday winning 27-24. In rookie Mitch Trubisky’s second game as an NFL starting quarterback, the North Carolina-product only went 8-16 for 113 yards and a touchdown, but it was enough to get the Bears the W. Jordan Howard had a hell of a game, rushing for 167 yards on 36 carries (36!), and Tarik Cohen even threw a 21-yard touchdown to Zach Miller on a halfback pass. The defense played stout football throughout the game, even getting a couple turnovers in the process, including an Adrian Amos interception return for a touchdown. Kicker Connor Barth ended up kicking a 40-yard field goal to win the game in overtime.
It was a Chicago Bears-type win that could’ve easily ended in a Chicago Bears-type loss with the game having to go into overtime after a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Mitch didn’t play great, continuing to throw for a low completion percentage and not a lot of yards, but he is definitely a difference maker at the position in that he is able to run the offense enough to actually be able to win games. The Chicago Bears have a lot of talent. The big problem is that they also have a lot of guys with no talent at all. Jordan Howard is an absolute workhorse. Guys like Hicks, Floyd, and even Fuller on defense can play like studs when they want to. They just have almost no depth at all at ANY position. Tarik Cohen has been a surprising complement to Howard in the backfield, but that is about it. They have no one, NO ONE in the receiving core that can do anything to significantly help a rookie quarterback. The past two games, which Chicago has played well in, they have had to rely on both trick plays and non-offensive touchdowns to have an opportunity to win games. With Aaron Rodgers likely done for the year, there is no real quarterback remaining in the division with Matthew Stafford being banged up and Case Keenum starting for the Vikings. The Chicago Bears are 2-4, I know, but they are only two games behind the Packers and Vikings, so the division is still very much up for grabs. This with a combination of newly found optimism in Trubisky claiming the starting job is going to lead to at least a fun stretch of games to watch moving forward. #BearDown.