Bears fans dust off your Zac Dysert or Rex Grossman jerseys. One of those guys might have to be signed this week to fill out the roster going forward after today’s game. The Bears were beaten soundly by the Arizona Cardinals today 48-23 and Jay Cutler was injured in the second quarter attempting to make a tackle on an interception. The Bears season may have ended on the second quarter in week 2. Jimmy Clausen took over for Cutler and was 14 for 23 for 121 yards and an interception. Clausen looks incapable of leading this team going forward as he seemingly could do is 3 yard dump off passes. One of his few downfield passes was intercepted by Patrick Peterson on a throw that simply an NFL quarterback should not make. No word on how long Cutler will be out as it is being reported it that it is a hamstring injury but he also fell awkwardly on his shoulder and hand attempting to make that tackle.
The whole game was an implosion from the start. The Bears gave up a 108 yard kickoff return to David Johnson on the opening kickoff and Arizona did not look back. The Bears cut the lead to 28-17 when Jared Allen made a leaping interception at about the Arizona 20 yard line in the second quarter right before halftime. Clausen then failed to move the offense a single yard in 3 plays and were forced to kick a Robbie Gould field goal before halftime cutting the lead to 28-20.
The Bears were then ransacked in the second half. Larry Fitzgerald caught 3 touchdown passes, David Johnson ran for another score and Bruce Arians even went for it on fourth down a few times in the fourth quarter, just stomping on any hopes the Bears had. Right now this team can’t block, tackle, or defend the pass. Carson Palmer was 17 for 24 for 185 yards and 4 touchdowns and the Bears gave up 115 yards rushing to the backfield of Chris Johnson and David Johnson.
You really got to question everything the Bears are doing at the moment. The team committed a franchise record 14 penalties for 170 yards. Adam Gase was calling designed runs for Jay Cutler when you know he is injury prone. They seemingly had no gameplan with Alshon Jeffrey injured and not playing. The defense can’t stop or cover anyone as it appears to be missing Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings. All the Bears big ticket acquisitions the last few years, Jared Allen, Pernell McPhee, Lamar Houston, Willie Young have done nothing as the Bears also have not recorded a sack in the first 2 weeks. If you have zero pass rush in the NFL, you have no chance
The Bears will have to figure it out quickly as they travel to Seattle and take on the reigning NFC champs the Seahawks next week.
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