Bears Beat Jets
By Benjy Lipsman in Miscellaneous on Nov 20, 2006 2:03PM
While the game was reminiscent of last year's team, the Bears won yet again on Sunday by beating the Jets 10-0 at Giants Stadium.
The defense was in top form, creating key turnovers and holding the Jets when it looked like they were close to scoring. Brian Urlacher intercepted the ball in the end zone when the Jets looked poised to open the scoring. The teams went into the intermission tied at 0-0.
Perhaps the fatal play of the game was the Jets' onside kick to open the second half. The Bears recovered the kick anyway, and the short field allowed them to drive and score the first points of the game on a field goal. They added a 59-yard TD catch by Mark Bradley in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.
That one TD pass — with most of its yards coming after the catch — was a large part of the Bears' anemic passing attack Sunday. It often looked like Kyle Orton was out there, with Grossman going just 11 for 22 for 119 yards. However, Rex didn't turn the ball over at all. The running game looked pretty good, with Thomas Jones racking up a season-high 121 yards and Cedric Benson adding 51 yards. This was very much a ball-control, game-management offense circa 2005.
With the win, the Bears now stand at 9-1 — which incidentally now ties the Bears with the Colts for best record in the NFL after they lost to the Cowboys. Will this mean a return to the top of the Power Rankings? Guess we'll find out tomorrow.
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