The Chicago Bears opened up the NFL season with an impressive win over the Indianapolis Colts. Bears fans should be excited to get the win but need to remember that it is only week one. It is going to be a long season and they have not proven anything yet.
It was nice to see some offensive firepower on the field for the Bears. It has been a long time since anyone could say that. With that being said, they were playing the Colts without Pat Angerer. It would have been nice to have seen how the Bears protected Jay Cutler against Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney but Freeney was injured very early on. The Bears struggled mightily in their first two drives but recovered nicely and ended the game in a rout.
They were clicking on all three phases of the game and it showed on the scoreboard. The defense looked impressive and was putting some nice pressure on Andrew Luck throughout the day. They were able to force some turnovers and played a quality week one game.
It is difficult to take much away from this game because of the over matched opponent they were playing. The best take away from this game is they they escaped with no serious injuries. Brian Urlacher played all of the first half but was allowed to rest for the majority of the second half. This is crucial especially with the short week they have coming up. The Chicago Bears play the Green Bay Packers on Thursday. This is a game that should really show how far the Bears of come in the offseason.