Bears Move to 3-0 With 40-23 SNF Win Over Steelers

On the first official day of Fall, cialis the Bears moved to 3-0 with a win over the Steelers in Pittsburgh last night in their 2013 Sunday Night Football debut.

I almost believed the game was over at halftime, sovaldi as the Bears led 24-3, pharmacy but they managed to give up 21 points throughout the second half, keeping the game interesting. The momentum really shifted in the 3rd quarter when the Steelers managed to bring it back to a one-touchdown game and the Bears couldn’t seem to complete passes or rush down the field.

There were a series of penalties and poor plays during the final quarter, but ultimately Jay Cutler and the Bears proved that they are now a 4th quarter team and completed a drive that ultimately secured their victory.

If you went to bed early because of the troubling 2nd half (specifically 3rd quarter) or chose to watch the Emmy’s after the first half – here’s what you need to know before heading into the office.

What You Need to Know:

      • 3rd Quarter Blues: The Bears just lost steam in the 3rd quarter offensively when they couldn’t seem to move the ball down the field the way they had in the first and second quarter.  Henry Melton suffered what appeared to be a knee injury late in the 3rd and was removed from the game and with seconds left in the quarter, Pittsburgh managed to kick a field goal to make it a 4 point game sending a
      • Mr. 4th Quarter:  Even though he hit a noticeable slump in the 3rd quarter, when the going got tough, Cutty got going. Cutler is proving to be a new and improved 4th quarter quarterback this season stepping up in clutch situations. Cutler had another big moment last night in the 4th quarter when he stepped up and rushed for 12 yards to get a first down for his offense and followed up with a 22 yard pass to Marshall.  During this drive he also manages to target Earl Bennett in the end-zone, but Bennett was ruled out of bounds. Chicago challenged the play and the ruling was reversed, securing a two-touchdown game for the Bears.  Overall, Cutler went 20 for 30 with 159 yards, no interceptions and 1 TD.
      • Runnin’ Forte: Forte played the work horse role once again and rushed for 87 yards; a touchdown on 16 carries with an additional 24 yards on four receptions. As for the other members of the offense, WR Brandon Marshall had five catches for 52 yards and WR Alshon Jeffery had seven for 51.

        Matt Forte

      • D-D-D-Defense: Pittsburgh proved why they have one of the shakiest offenses in the league by committing five turnovers.   Yes, five – which also means that our defense did their job.  One of the most notable plays for the Bears’ defense in the first half was the pick-six by Major Wright in the 2nd quarter, his first of the year. In the second half, Lance Briggs forced a fumble and Julius Peppers recovered it for a TD in the 4th. (You know, it wouldn’t be a football game if the defense didn’t have at least one of those.) Fun fact: the Bears defense scored more points that six NFL teams today.

In case you missed it, check out Brandon Marshall’s ‘geek-chic’ post-game presser look.  

Your Take Away Piece:

“The Bears are in a very good position within their division sitting at 3-0. For the record, the last  time the Bears started 3-0 was in 2006 which would be the same season they went to the Super Bowl.. not saying, just saying.

However, I would like to see is a little more consistency throughout the game instead of a strong start, mediocre middle and bang-up finish. When the pressure is on, Cutty and the offense perform and these 4th quarter games are exciting to watch. Coach Trestman, I’m a believer…BEAR DOWN!”

What’s Next: 

The 3-0 Bears will practice and prepare for their second road game of the season when they visit a major NFC North rival, the (2-1) Detroit Lions on Sunday the 29th at 12:00PM.

About the author: Ashley Sellers. Bears Correspondent. A native of the NW Chicago suburbs, Ashley is a devout Chicago sports fan with a particular love for the Sox, Bears and Blackhawks. A graduate of SIU-Carbondale with a BA Radio-Television and a MA in Public Relations/Advertising, Ashley is a communications professional who occassionally moonlights as a dance instructor.  She is also a member of a dance company in the suburbs and she collects teddy bears and donates them to the children’s floor in local area hospitals through her “Prayer Bears Care” initiative.  In addition to the ’05 World Series and the 2010, 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup championships, her favorite sports moment was “shooting the puck” at a Blackhawks game (she missed).

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