BEARS GO DOWN IN HOUSTON
BEARS VS TEXANS
The game could not have started out any better for the Chicago Bears as an interception by veteran CB Tracy Porter sets up a 75 yard scoring drive to take an early lead in the first quarter. The Bears also found the endzone at the end of the first half as Jay Cutler throws a lazer to Eddie Royal to regain the lead heading into halftime 14-10.
A second half opening drive interception thrown by Jay Cutler to Kevin White appeared to be the momentum shift of the game. The Bears offense couldn’t keep up with the Texans in the second half and ultimately leads to a 23-14 loss on the road in Houston.
Despite the loss there is still a most valuable player in this one for the Bears. Alshon Jeffery shows why he remains the number one receiver in Chicago as he pulls in four receptions for 105 yards. All 105 yards came in the first half and was key to the Bears heading into the half with the lead. Four receptions with five targets and 105 yards for Jeffery in week one.
The Bears offense definitely earned the dishonor of being this weeks least valuable players. In the first half the best started off with control and ended the half on top, but I’m not sure if they came out of the lockeroom with the rest of the team in the second half. Accumulating less than 100 yards of total offense and zero points in the second half, the Chicago Bears offense earns the title of LVP.
STAT OF THE GAME
During the off-season, talks between the Bears organization and Alshon Jeffery began to look scarce, but Jeffery’s play in game one solidifies his intent to work hard and play hard for as long as he is on the football field. Alshon Jeffery receives his second nomination on a positive note this week as his four receptions for 105 yards makes the Stat of The Game nomination. If he keeps this up he will see his third consecutive season with over 1000 yards!
PLAY OF THE GAME
Tracy Porter’s interception in the first quarter turns into a 75 yard score by the offense to give the Bears an early lead.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Chicago Bears
Monday September 19
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL