Mike Florio at profootballtalk.com made an interesting point about the Bears game last night:
“Despite the placement of 54 total points on the board, no quarterback threw for more than 200 yards, no running back rushed for more than 100 yards, and no receiver generated more than 100 receiving yards.”
I don’t know if this was supposed to be complimentary (Florio is a Vikings fan) but I took it as a positive sign.
The fact that so many pints were scored despite the fact that no quarterback threw for more than 200 yards is an indication of how well the running game was working, at least for the Bears.
No running back for more than 100 yards? No receiver for more than 100 receiving yards? All good.
In particular, much has been made about the Bears’ lack of a receiving threat. But this game serves as a reminder that there are advantages to that. If you are an opposing coordinator, who are you going to concentrate on? No one. It simply up to Cutler to find the open man and throw it to him. Lately he’s been pretty good at that.