Bears Win Super Bowl XLI Rematch
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Aug 21, 2007 1:38PM
The Bears and Colts met for a pre-season rematch of Super Bowl XLI on Monday night, with the Bears winning 27-24.
Of greatest concern for Bears fans is the apparent return of Bad Rex last night. The Bears' quarterback fumbled the ball three times and threw an interception in his limited duty. Yikes! Even when Rex's stat lines look respectable -- 9 of 11 for 59 yards and scored a touchdown, his inconsistency strikes fear in Bears fans. Is he the weak link between us and a Super Bowl victory?
How much patience will coach Lovie Smith display with Grossman this season? Last year, we felt he stuck with Rex for too long in a couple of games and maybe should have made a switch to Brian Griese as starter. Will Lovie shuffle the depth chart should Grossman continue to struggle?
Griese looked sharp again last night, completing 10 of 13 for 131 yards and a TD, although against the Colts second team. Even if Rex remains the starting QB, Chicagoist certainly feels some relief that there is a Plan B on the sidelines.
On the brighter side of last night's warm up, the return game looked to be in mid-season form. Danieal Manning returned a kickoff 72 yards and Devin Hester had a 50 yard punt return. While neither scored, they gave the offense a short field with which to work. Those are the big plays that will continue to play a big part of the Bears success this year.