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Houston, We have a problem!
By Roy Taylor
OurHometown.ca

Houston, We have a problem!
What more can I say about last night’s Chicago Bears loss to the Houston Texans, the only NFL team Chicago has never beaten (0-3) that you don’t already know? But when push comes to shove in the NFL, “could have” isn’t going to get this team past the first round of the playoffs, assuming they get that far.
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Chicago - November 12, 2012 - What more can I say about last night’s Chicago Bears loss to the Houston Texans, the only NFL team Chicago has never beaten (0-3) that you don’t already know?

Bullet points:
- How many more times can this 2012 Bears defense, who I think are playing better than they did in 2006, have their performance squandered by the offense? Two more interceptions from Tim Jennings, adding up to eight in nine games already, for nothing.

- Two momentum-killing fumbles by Kellen Davis and Michael Bush, but even worse two really horrible interceptions thrown into double coverage by Jay Cutler.

- Kellen Davis is really our starting tight end? For how much longer? Sorry for referencing Mike Ditka for those that don’t like it, but I’m pretty sure Ditka would be giving Davis the Bob Avellini treatment tomorrow if he were the coach. Evan Rodriguez was drafted in the fifth round as an Aaron Hernandez-type tight end, not as a fullback, so why not start working him in since that’s the reason he was drafted?

- I heard a lot of talk on the radio about how bad Jason Campbell looked, but what about how bad Cutler looked? From my vantage point those were two ugly interceptions. Campbell is a competent quarterback, or at least he was before getting sucked into the offensive black hole that is Chicago, and as of now we don’t know for how long he’ll need to remain our starting quarterback with Cutler’s injury.

- Hard to believe that this was the year we were finally going to have an NFL offense. How long ago that seems, and thank God we do still have a defense for one more year anyway.

- So are the offensive problems due to Cutler’s inconsistency, or given the fact that Campbell played questionably as well, at what point do we start wondering about the offensive coordinator? I certainly wouldn’t have rooted for Mike Martz to stay for a third season, but I’ll tell you that the Bears didn’t look as inept offensively the last two seasons as they have this year.

I am frustrated, but I do realize the Bears are 7-2, not 2-7. However, Chicago has lost both games they have played against elite teams. And with any offense and less mistakes, they could have won both. But when push comes to shove in the NFL, “could have” isn’t going to get this team past the first round of the playoffs, assuming they get that far.

Follow Me on TwitterRoy Taylor has been a Chicago Bears fan all his life, and it's his goal to help visitors recall those obscure moments about Bears history that he remember from my childhood. Roy is the author of BearsHistory.com and ChicagoBearsWeblog.com. If you have questions or wish to contact Roy, you can email him at rtaylor@ourhometown.ca


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