Despite a 27-19 win over the Jets, the Bears had 257 yards of total offense compared to the Jets’ 414 yards. The Jets’ running backs were able to rush for 114 yards, while Geno Smith was able to snag 300 yards in the air. Some may say that the Bears were lucky to leave Giants’ Stadium with a W.
Maybe they were. Chris Conte could not finish the game due to his shoulder. Ryan Mundy suffered a shoulder stinger in the third quarter and even reserve safety Danny McCray sat out a few plays. This is on top of losing veteran cornerback, Charles Tillman, for the season.
However, the stinginess of the Bears D is on the comeback. Mundy had that pick-six on the opening possession of the game to fuel the Bears momentum. Rookie cornerback, Kyle Fuller, continues to prove to be a star and snagged another interception in the end zone for back-to-back games with a pick. Despite having their back to the wall several times in the game, the secondary came up big when it was needed.
The Bears banged up secondary has a challenge ahead of itself when the division rival Packers (1-2) roll into Soldier Field. Despite Aaron Rodgers not being able to get it going against Detroit last week, he is still a top five quarterback in the league and can possibly exploit the less experienced Bears safeties. Packers wide receiver, Jordy Nelson, is still a capable threat as he was a key part in the Packers comeback victory over the Jets in week two.
The Bears have a challenging task this Sunday, but hopefully they can ride off of the momentum from two big road wins.