The Bears never got out of the gate in this one. In as ugly a performance as the Bears have displayed in many years, a flawless Carson Palmer carved up an ill prepared
A truly pathetic effort by Chicago, this laugher featured five TD passes by Carson Palmer, a career-best 189 yards rushing by former Bear Cedric Benson, and a Samba dance in the end zone by none other than Chad Ochocinco. For everything that the Bengals did right, the Bears did wrong. As if it was a continuation of last week’s Falcons debacle, Jay Cutler hurled 3 more interceptions and Devin Hester chipped in with a fumble of his own. Those four turnovers resulted in 24 Bengals points. This thing was over before the 2nd quarter whistle sounded.
Carson Palmer engineered touchdown drives on the first four
The 31 points yielded by the Bears in the first half, was the most since 2003, when
At 3-3 the Bears find themselves now looking up at the 4-2 Packers and the 6-1 Vikings in the NFC North. With a pair of home games against the Browns and Cardinals respectively, this sinking ship had better find some buoyancy before it’s too late. Heading into this home stand,
If Lovie can find a way to rally the troops, and stop the bleeding, maybe the season can be saved. A loss next week at home against the lowly Browns would signify a total collapse in confidence and likely an abrupt end to the 2009-10 campaign.
The Bears will need a “November Reign” to have a shot at the post-season. Stay tuned.