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So That's What a Real QB Looks Like

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Nov 22, 2004 3:36PM

Just when Chicagoist was beginning to think Craig Krenzel was the next Ben Roethlisberger (no, not really), the rookie QB and the rest of the Bears lost -- a 41-10 spanking by the Indianapolis Colts. While the Bears could rely on their defense and special teams to score when the offense couldn't the past few weeks, the Colts offense was just too much to compete against -- especially with Brian Urlacher out of the lineup.

The Bears defense was pretty much worthless on Sunday. Colts QB Peyton Manning added four more touchdown passes (now at 35 through 10 games) to his season total as he charges towards Dan Marino's record of 48 TD passes in a season. Edgerrin James ran for over 200 yards. The Colts scored 41 points against the Bears, and their stars all sat for the forth quarter. And the defense failed to score this week, as well.

Meanwhile, the offense once again looked pretty pathetic. Krenzel threw for 175 yards and threw 2 interceptions. The Bears, which Thomas Jones back in the lineup, managed only 79 rushing yards. And the offense only managed 3 points until a meaningless TD late in the forth quarter.

The Bears only have a couple days to lick their wounds because they play on Thanksgiving day. In what Chicagoist is dubbing the Turkey Bowl for multiple reasons, the 4-6 Bears face off agaist the 3-7 Dallas Cowboys. Those who don't want to lose their appetite may want to eat their Thanksgiving dinner before the 3:15 kickoff.