Brees and the Saints Torch the Bears

After a week 1 rout of the Falcons, the Bears traveled to New Orleans, where they were humbled by Drew Brees and Company, in a 30 to 13 loss. On Chicago’s opening drive, which was aided by a questionable roughing the passer penalty, Cutler was able to find Sanzenbacher for an eight yard touchdown pass to take a 7 to 0 lead. However from that point on the Bears were outscored 30 to 6, by the extremely potent passing attack of the Saints.

In the second quarter Drew Brees hit wide receiver Devery Henderson on a 79 yard touchdown pass, which was as pretty of a pass you will ever see. The score put the Saints up 10 to 7 and they would never look back. Brees went on to throw for 270 yards and 3 scores.

On a day that nothing went right for Chicago, their running back Matt Forte, played extremely well, especially in the passing game. He finished with 10 receptions for 117 yards, and 10 rushes for 49 yards.

Although Jay Cutler did not play particularly well, he was not the sole reason for the poor performance. The offensive line had another bad day in which they gave up six sacks, 11 on the season, and never allowed Cutler to feel truly comfortable within the pocket. Also, the Bears do not exactly have a stellar receiving corps that Cutler has at his disposal, making it difficult for Cutler and the rest of the offense to put up 30 points any week, let alone in back to back weeks.

One thing that you have to take from this game though is that the Saints were going to play a tremendous game, regardless of who they played, because of their loss on opening night, and avoidance falling to 0-2 to start the season. The Bears will face the Packers next week, which will surely be an excellent game.

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