Burning Bush

It’s Wedesday and I’m still deep in my Sunday funk in the wake of the Bears’ loss to the Lions on Sunday.

If you were one of the three people who read my Bears preview for Sunday’s game in Detroit (thanks, Mom!) then you read me vent my concern for Lions’ RB Reggie Bush. My Friday words were unusually prescient as the Bears were gashed by Bush in both the running and receiving games. He amassed 173 total yards and a score.

In the first half, the Bears had no answer for Bush as he killed the Bears with his long gains and shifty moves, one of which went for 37 yards ending in the end zone. Bush’s effectiveness totally took the pressure off Stafford, who had a so-so day at best. Bush was clearly the star of the game offensively for Detroit, and the winner of the defensive player of the game was none other than Chicago’s own Jay Cutler.

The Bears got two very late scores in the fourth quarter, but in general Cutler was awful. He had three interceptions before the late scores and even fumbled the ball leading to a Nick Fairley score. The game was at one point 40-16, which is a whooping by any account. The Bears were outmanned in every phase of the game that wasn’t reflected by the final score.

This week Chicago hosts the 4-0 New Orleans Saints, who defeated the Miami Dolphins at home on Monday Night to push their record to 4-0. This will be another extremely tough test for Trestman and the Bears defense that didn’t look good on Sunday.