The Passing Attack wakes up in a big way: The Bears passing attack struggle the past two games and got off to a sluggish start in Dallas. It wasn’t until the second quarter where the Bears passing attack would get into a rhythm, and in the third quarter reached its climax with a 34-yard touchdown from Devin Hester. Jay Cutler was on target throughout the game, as the passing offense turned into the Cutler/Brandon Marshall show in the second half.
The Bears also got contributions from Tight End Kellen Davis; who has been invisible the past two games. Alshon Jeffery is starting to come into his own as the Bears number two WR with another solid week. It was a great performance against a defense that came into the game ranked first against the pass. Hopefully this performance gives this group confidence moving forward.
Defense continues being dominant: The Bears defense has been on fire the first three games of the season and it continue on Monday night. The defensive line got pressure on Tony Romo and forced him to make some tough throws on the run. The defensive front seven also shutdown Demarco Murray, making the Cowboys offense one dimensional. When the Cowboys got one dimensional on offense, the secondary made plays on the ball in tune to picking off Romo five times.
The Passing offense was exceptional, but make no mistake this was another dominant defensive victory.
Game balls to an offensive and defensive player: For offense, Cutler and Marshall hands down get the game ball on offense. Cutler had his best performance of the season completing 75% of his passes and throwing for two touchdowns. It was a performance Cutler desperately need in a prime time game to let skeptics know that he’s still one of the better QB’s in the league.
Marshall also had his best performance of the season against a legitimate lockdown corner in Brandon Carr. As arguably a top five WR, we should expect performances like this from Marshall week-in-week-out no matter who is lined up across from him.
On defense, Major Wright gets the game ball. Wright is becoming a play maker on the back end of this defense. His run defense has improved tremendously as he’s playing more discipline. In pass defense, you can see that he’s more comfortable in the system compared to his first two years in the league.
Overall analysis on the game: A great all-around performance from the Bears in all three phases. Many teams are not going to beat them when they are performing like that on offense, defense, and special teams.