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    Maybe because the lack of offense early is not that big of an issue compared to the defense.
     
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    Comparatively, yes. When your quarterback scores most of his touchdowns in the 4th quarter, it is a problem.
     
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    How is it a problem? Games are won when the clock strikes 00:00, not in the first quarter.
     
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    Yes, but points should be scored early and often, if your defense is trash, right? Look at the Saints and Lions games, how close they were for most of the first half, before the other team pulled away. Our "comeback" against the Saints was when they were in "prevent D".
     
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    Precisely. Bears now averaging 30.4 points per game (second in NFL only to Peyton Manning machine). The only problem with team is defense.
     
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    1st half issues aside, the offense is coming together. The defense, on the other hand, is falling apart. We don't have the players to run a Cover 2 now, so Tucker has to figure out something quick 'cause they're getting scorched week in and week out.
     
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    That still doesnt explain how scoring late in the game is a "problem."
     
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    Excellent 1st post 50.

    I also thought the play calling in the 2nd half was much better.

    If the defense wants to stay fresh get off the field on 3rd down! That's your freaking job! Our defense was just as bad, if not worse, in the 1st half as it was in the 2nd. The bottom line is our defense has stunk all year & partly due to injuries, it's getting worse every week. Until it gets better it really doesn't matter who plays QB. This is the worst defense we've had in MANY years.
     
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    Yes it does. Against the Saints, a hail mary, and a "prevent D" are what padded AJ and Cutler's stats. You're missing the half of the equation, because the Bears offense clearly isn't working in the first half of games, thus the reason why our team doesn't have a chance, unless the defense has played "okay" in many of our games.

    Remember the Vikings game? The one that had several turnovers early, that allowed the Vikings back in it? The offense shouldn't have had to rely on a last minute drive to win that game. Cutler did his best to lose that one early for us, before finally getting his bearings in the second half.
     
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    And yet you are claiming that getting those bearings and scoring in the second half is a "problem."

    I dont care what kind of D the other team is throwing at you, if you score, you score. And its important to be able to score late in the game, or else what is the point?
     

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