Double Doink. 43 yard field goals. The Bears kicking issue will cost them a shot at the Super Bowl.
These are all topics of conversation we can finally put to rest.
Eddy Piñeiro is our savior.
The kid from South Beach nailed a 53 yard field goal as time expired to lift the Bears to a 16-14 victory in Denver on Sunday. The entire city of Chicago had their finger on the call button, it was time to call into Chicago sports radio and rip this franchise a new one.
The Denver Broncos were down by 7 with 36 seconds left in the game. They scored a touchdown, went for two, converted, and the Chicago Bears won the football game on Sunday.
The reason they were even in the position to win Sunday was because of a clutch throw by the face of the franchise, Mitch Trubisky. On 4th and 10, Mitch stepped up in the pocket and found Allen Robinson down the field to put the Bears in Eddy Piñeiro territory. Kudos to QB1 for stepping up to the plate when the Bears needed him most.
Besides that pivotal throw, Mitch was very okay. As usual, a few throws weren’t the best but most importantly he did not turn the ball over once. With a dominant defense, that is one of the most important stats for Mitch this season. I feel like time and time again we leave each game wanting more from #10. I want so bad for him to become a dominant NFL quarterback, I would love a top 5 QB in Chicago. It is hard to believe that is going to be the case at this point. Mitch needs to take it to the next level and it seems we have been in the same position for quite some time now. I still am going to believe he is going to escalate his game but even an optimistic Mitch backer has their doubts.
Elsewhere on the offense, it was fantastic to see a balanced gameplan. 27 pass plays to 29 run plays. Just beautiful. David Montgomery looked like the running back of the future with 62 yards and his first career touchdown. Adam Shaheen also did something! He helped the Bears convert a key 3rd down early in the game. Yippee!
On the other side of the ball, the defense looked absolutely gassed at the end of the game. Khalil Mack was shown on the sideline just panting multiple times. Kyle Fuller did what he does best and intercepted Joe Flacco as the Broncos were about to take the lead. I am going to blame the altitude and heat on the less than stellar game from the defense. They will bounce back in a big way next Monday against the lowly Redskins.
Can somebody get Eddy Piñeiro a happy meal?!?! I want him enshrined in Canton right now. I cannot thank that man enough. 0-2 would have led to suicidal people in Chicago this morning, instead we woke up thankful for #15.