The Chicago Bears appeared to be in somewhat trouble when the Vikings took a six-point lead with a bit of greater than three minutes left on Sunday afternoon. Particularly with Jay Cutler at the helm.
Cutler had began sizzling however threw two tide-turning interceptions, and Matt Forte additionally fumbled in a two-turnover fourth quarter for the Bears. The Vikings had controlled the action and appeared to be running with all of the momentum.
But Cutler drove the Bears down from their own 34-yard line with nice completions to Forte, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery and then tight finish Martellus Bennett for 23 yards. The Bears had the ball at the Minnesota Vikings’ sixteen-yard line with 22 seconds left.
First down: a Cutler spike.
Second down: Cutler overthrowing Jeffery.
Third down: a beautiful strike to Bennett for the rating, with 10 seconds left.
Never a doubt, proper? The additional point made it 31-30 Bears, Chicago recovered the ensuing kickoff, and that was that.
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Cutler hasn’t at all times handed the check in these conditions in his career, and we appeared to be seeing both the most effective and worst of Cutler on this one recreation. But give new head coach Marc Trestman credit score: He and Cutler have carried out some really nice things offensively in a 2-zero start, beating two 2012 postseason groups with two fourth quarter comebacks.
And do not overlook the signing of Bennett, who had seven catches for seventy six yards and two touchdown passes in this recreation, bringing his season complete to 3. He, like Cutler, has been a little bit of a tease up to now, and clearly we’re solely two video games into the season. However Bennett has offered an awesome foil for Marshall and the opposite move-catchers, and Cutler clearly loves throwing in the direction of the Black Unicorn.
Is this the beginning of one thing special? That’s two heart-thumpers in a row for the Bears, however groups that can win a lot of these video games are usually very nicely prepared for the stretch run.