Sunday, September 13, 2009

Packers Bears

For initial thoughts on the Viking win, see "Trailing Clouds of Heaven: Vikings 34, Browns 20" below.

Packers 21, Bears 15 (ESPN Box Score)

Is the pleasure you get from being able to think "Well, maybe Cutler really does suck" enough to make up for seeing the Packers win? For me, not quite. The thought of a Bears season falling apart is an enjoyable one (it's week one: we're just fans, we're allowed to overreact), but I'd rather see the Packers lose.

It is encouraging to see these teams really struggle with pass protection. Clearly each team has its strengths, but if their quarterbacks get rushed and hit a lot, not only will they face more struggles than expected this season, but they'll be particularly vulnerable when they face the Viking defense.

(This is where we pretend the Vikings don't appear to have their own problems with pass protection, or where we try to tell ourselves it's not as bad because the Vikes won't rely on the pass as much as the Bears and Packers will probably have to. It's week one and the Vikes are 1-0; we're just fans, we can tell ourselves things).


  1. Anonymous12:30 AM

    were on the right track for a perfect season..

  2. Anonymous8:15 AM

    This quote from center John Sullivan made mae laugh "Clearly the coaches made some great adjustments," Sullivan said. "I'm not sure exactly what those were.

    Its a good feeling to come away from a game where we won easily and yet felt like we have a lot to improve upon.

  3. I would MUCH rather see the packers lose, they are much more of a threat. That 3-4 defense looked stifling.