BEARS NOTES: Jennings, defense have Cutler’s back in win

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    CHICAGO – Christian Ponder had thrown to the same side too many times in the first half, and eventually it cost him.

    Tim Jennings’ interception, which he returned for a touchdown, came four plays after Jay Cutler threw an interception in the endzone. And it epitomized the back-and-forth affair that ended in a 31-30 Bears win on Sunday.

    “After [Ponder] made a couple completions on my side, I knew, alright, let me focus in,” Jennings said after the game. “I played a little bit slower and realized he was going to give me an opportunity and I was able to make a play.”

    Avoiding Charles Tillman at all costs, Ponder threw Jennings’ way several times. Jennings also had a diving pass defensed in the third quarter.

    “You don’t want [to be targeted often] as a DB, but you’ve got to roll with the punches,” Jennings said about his busy day. “You really don’t want to go [to Tillman’s] side, so I guess I’m the last option.

    “That just gives me a whole lot of opportunities, and I was able to go out there and make a play and put us in position to win the game.”

    The interception-return touchdown was yet another example of the defense helping out the offense.

    “Mel [Tucker] tells me before every game, ‘Hey, we got your back.’ They do,” said Cutler. “Whenever it comes time for the defense to make a stop or defense to get a turnover, they do. On the pick in the endzone, they turned around and got a pick six.”

    Waiting for pressure: The defensive line again failed to make much of an impact.

    The Bears finished with one sack (Corey Wootton, and it went for zero yards) and only one quarterback hit. Julius Peppers had one tackle.

    Dealing with Allen: Jared Allen had one sack on Sunday, but it led to a Cutler fumble, which Brian Robison scooped up and raced 61 yards for a Vikings touchdown.

    It was the first sack the Bears have allowed this season, but the only one on Sunday.

    He did induce two holding penalties on Jermon Bushrod, though one was declined.

    Injury update: Safety Major Wright tweeted that he was fine after having to leave the game in the second quarter to be evaluated for a concussion, but he later returned. …

    Martellus Bennett injured his shoulder going for a catch in the second quarter. It took him some time to get off the field, but it didn’t seem to affect his production, especially on the final drive. “I’m in a lot of pain right now, but it is what it is,” he said. “You’ve got to go back in there and finish up.”

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    ahhhh yes,....

    Camaraderie ! ! TEAMWORK ! !


    Two games in row now, in which the Bears have had their backs against the wall,.... and as a team,they pulled themselves together for the win.

    No it wasn't pretty,.... BUT HEY ,....there are growing pains ,....and as a fan,... I,.....we (for those of you who decide to follow along in that way of thinking) can only hope things CAN and WILL BE tweaked on the fly,... as they seem to be happening

    HOWYA bout that concept Game time adjustments ,...

    Bears at 2-0 staring down the barrel of 3-0


    Continued team efforts and different players stepping up,,,,, One can't help but think about it


    GO BEARS ! ! !
     
  3. Jimmors

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    That was just plain stupid. Jennings lead the damn league in INTs last season...something Ponder obviously forgot.
     
  4. Nakoma1

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    I think they were more concerned with THE PUNCH after the catch than the Pick for 6 ! ! which was stupid on their part

    Gotta love it though ,.. Sloppy game on both side of the ball, The D Held AP to 100 yds,... NO TDs ,. oh and 1 Fumble When was the last time the D put the O in the driver seat to go and win the game ? besides last week

    Two weeks in a row ! ! There's more than luck going on here ,.. The cards fell right and again something to build and improve upon,


    No,... Im liking how things played out,... as I do hate nail biters,... and but hey 2-0 in front of the Packer and Lions And maybe dong the Queens in for the season already ?? IMHO I feel these two wins, will build and give the team more confidence as a whole in overcoming their momentary lapses earlier in the game,... which hopefully will soon begin to fade away as the weeks go by,....... I'm loving the concept here

    they are becoming ONE
     
  5. Blue Horse-shoe

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    To coin an old phrase from the White Sox .... the Bears are Winning Ugly . Just wait till they really start clicking on all cylinders - then we're gonna have to come up with a new phrase .
     

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