Record Setting Weekend for Bears, Saints

Former Top HS Recruit Breaking Out

This weekend has seen record setting performances on a local and national level all in a few days. The end of the baseball season brought us two record setting seasons with Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera making their mark in the history books, while in the NFL Drew Brees passed Johnny Unitas by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game to set the all time record, and there’s no end in sight given the Saints’ high-powered offense. Meanwhile the Chicago Bears’ trouncing of the Jaguars included two defensive touchdowns by two players who also had defensive touchdowns during their previous week’s game, which is a feat never before accomplished.

The Bears’ performance was one for the ages and while the game started off sluggishly the defense and the offense soon got in sync allowing the Bears to cruise to a 38-point victory. Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman scored for Chicago and set the previously mentioned. The Bears are hitting their stride at the perfect time just as the perennial powers of the division have fallen on their face. The Packers blew an 18-point lead in Indianapolis and lost when a field goal attempt was missed as time expired, and the Detroit Lions have had an awful season thus far with 5,000-yard passer Matthew Stafford yet to return to last year’s form. Minnesota is defying preseason expectations as Christian Ponder, Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin are having stellar early seasons as the Vikes have jumped out to an impressive 4-1 start.

The Bears have next week off, and then return home to face Detroit on Monday night. The defense is returning to 2010 form and if the Bears can maintain their consistency then Soldier Field could find itself hosting the Divisional Weekend.