Early in Sunday's game against the Lions, the Bears went for a fourth down conversion and passed on a sure field goal. Potentially it cost them the game, given the final score. Why leave sure points on the table so early in a game?
Coach Marc Trestman kept the offense on the field primarily because he felt that the Bears needed to score a touchdown rather than settle for a field goal on that possession because they were facing such a potent offense. The Lions scored 40 points earlier this season against the Bears, amassed 623 total yards a week earlier in a win over the Cowboys, and had driven the length of the field for a touchdown on their first possession Sunday at Soldier Field. I think Trestman may have opted to kick a field goal against a team that's not as explosive on offense. His fourth-down gamble a week earlier against the Packers paid off big-time, but this one obviously didn't when
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The interception that Jay Cutler threw in Week 2 against the Vikings, when his pass over the middle was deflected and picked off in the end zone, probably should not have been thrown. But I think his interception versus the Lions was completely different. Cutler had tight end
There's certainly a chance. As I'm sure you know, the Bears have a slew of players who are in the final year of their contracts and they'll have a lot of important decisions to make during the offseason. I personally think that Charles Tillman is still capable of playing at a high level for a few more seasons, but that doesn't mean he'll be back for sure. We'll just have to wait and see.