Chicago Bears - Dominate!
The Bears got to start the season at home against a rebuilding Colts team. They did exactly what I expected. It was a dominating defensive performance with a super offensive performance and solid special teams.
Defensively, the Bears got 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles, and 3 sacks. Andrew Luck had a tough day. The Colts really could never get anything going consistently. With the Bears up by 20 early in the second half, the Bears started resting guys like Urlacher and Peppers. I loved it.
Offensively, other than the first 2 drives, the offense pretty much did whatever it wanted. The offensive line was great. They opened holes for the running game and largely gave good protection for Cutler. Forte ran hard and made a couple of plays in the passing game, and Bush was a solid change of pace back. However, what was clear is that when Cutler has time he is dangerous. He started 1-10 with a pick-6, but but settled down and looked like an elite QB with some laser shots. Brandon Marshall is a beast and rookie Alshon Jeffery is a mini-beast. Mix in some plays to Earl Bennett and Devin Hester and this is a very dangerous team offensively.
They now play the Packers on Thursday night in Lambeau. A win and they will be two up on the Packers after 2 weeks. That would be huge. Can't wait!