A Cutler above the rest
After getting beat by their biggest rivals Green Bay
in the first week of the new NFL season, last night the Bears pulled out all the stops and rode their luck a litle to beat current Superbowl champions, Pittsburgh Steelers 17-14
in the driving rain at Soldier Field after kicker Robbie Gould converted from 44 yards with 15 seconds remaining. Gould's opposite number Jeff Reed missed two closer field-goal attempts in the 4th Quarter.
Bermudian TV carries all the NFL games shown on the American networks and the 'football' here is pretty popular with the locals, more so than baseball or basketball I would say. So I settled down to watch yesterday afternoon's game and it was a superb victory for the Bears playing against a lot of expert's (i.e. not me) pick to regain the 'world' title. After a less-than-stellar debut last week by new Bears quarterback Jay Cutler he looked more the part yesterday throwing for 236 yards and two touchdowns one collected by rookie Johnny Knox.
Signed from the Denver Broncos Cutler
has brought a bit of buzz back to Chicago, the first Pro-Bowler
quarterback since the illustrious Jim McMahon he carries a lot of hope as the Bears have certainly had some rubbish quarterbacks in recent times, Rex Grossman immediately coming to mind. Bears go to Seattle next week for week 3.