1. Here's hoping Jim Haslett and Mike Shanahan bitch out DeAngelo Hall more often. Jay Cutler played horribly. Two of Hall's INT's were relatively easy plays that most cornerbacks would make (I know...#22 excluded). You have to give it to Hall though. At 4-3, you can maybe hang two of those wins on plays that he has made.
2. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Nobody fumbles the ball out of bounds more than Chris Cooley. But you have to take the good with the bad. That 2nd and 12 play at the 2 minute warning was brilliantly executed by Don Burgundy and Chris Cooley. That and Ryan Torain's run cemented the victory.
3. God, I love Victory Formation. It is shocking how exhilarating a kneeldown can be. It is even more shocking how rare that formation has been for us over the years. I never take it for granted. I celebrate the Victory Formation as if we just tossed an 80-yard bomb.
4. Albert...just when I thought you couldn't be a less likable individual...you go and do something like this. He had a Pro Bowl kind of game. That play on the goal line was just awesome. Nobody can live up to a $100 million contract--that's impossible. But he showed what kind of player he can be when he wants to give the effort.
5. It looked like we were running best behind Jammal Brown and Artis Hicks. I think this has been the case for at least a game or so. The only problem is that Jammal Brown was getting beat pretty good by anyone lined up opposite him in pass blocking. Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger and Casey Rabach need to step up their run blocking if we are going to keep this rushing attack going in December.
6. Don't let the ugliness of the game make you forget that people thought this Bears team was pretty good. It doesn't look like Jay Cutler is leading them in the direction of greatness though, does it? We're 4-3, with a very dangerous Lions squad waiting for us in Detroit. I beg you all...don't sleep on Detroit. We're 2-0 in the division, 4-1 in the NFC. We have to have that win against the Lions. Lots of football to played in this season still of course, but anything less than a playoff focus on the road next week could put us back at .500 in a hurry.