I said before the game they needed a perfect game on O, no turn overs from Cutler, didn't expect Forte to also fumble, both did and it set the O back early on, and they spent all game catching up....the O and D are not so good that they can afford slow starts by either. Chicago O: 5 games, 1 so far w/no turn over by Cutler, that's just not good enough, not against the elite of the NFL. Forte had that fumble and it seemed NO's was willing to clog the middle, but he eventually caught on and had his usual decent game. Cutler also had a solid game after a slow start. Jeffery had a huge game, 2 in a row where Cutler relied on him and he showed up, what else can you ask for in a #2 WR in his 2nd year? Is he elite, is he going to be AJ Green or Calven Johnson, no, nor should anyone expect it since he wasn't a high draft pick, but he's a damn good #2, and if the D is going to shut down Forte and Marhsal, Jeffery will make you pay. The OL and the rest of the O struggled early b/c of the blitzes, but once the O forced the NO's D to back off some, they were able to get under control and slowly try and find a way to fight back. It's a shame they didn't have it figured out sooner. Chicago D: Actually didn't have a horrid game, got some pressure on Brees which isn't easy 2 sacks and 5 qb hits. they early on kept Sproles shut down, and kept the NO's run game under 70yards, where the D lacks in Pass D, they are pretty damn good against the Run. But as is the case w/NO's you cannot shut down Graham, and that opens up everyone else. Chicago ST's: Nothing special to say here, I thought Hester might have had a chance at a few big plays, but he's just not the same guy he once was, and the rules just don't allow it anymore. Tillman and Weems didn't help anything either. Chicago Coaches: Again the coaches seemed to take some time to get what was happening but eventually caught on to make the game close, but it was again to late. NO's O: If anyone was listening to 670 on Friday you heard Hub A talk about how Trestman worked as a consultant for NO's and Payton, and both have the same O theory. Trestman is going to try and build the Bears O like the Saints, and if he can do it, all credit goes to him. This O is so damn hard to stop, they can beat you w/their rb's, their te', their WR's. the RB's couldn't get it done via the run so they threw it to them and they helped NO's win w/2 td' rec's by Thomas. NO's D: What a difference a D Coordinator can make; Kenny V got burned a few times, but some say that he's going to allow Ryan to run a version of the 46 eventually he's got that kind of potential. And early on you saw the kind of pressure NO's can bring. No OL can protect against more blitzers then OLmen. But you also saw it's weakness, you have a qb that is willing to take small completions it can force that D to back off. NO's ST's, their FG kicker proved it's not that tough, apparently, to hit fg's in SF, 4-4 today, and the ball was constantly in the back of the endzone.