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Grizzly Bears and Teddy Bears from the Bears Motown Meltdown



    A closer look at who shined and who stunk in the Chicago's loss to Detroit.

    Grizzly Bears -- the players who actually tried against the Kings of the Jungle:

    Jay Cutler -- He was hit again and again and again. His wideouts couldn't hold onto passes. Still, Cutler somehow pulled a 99.6 quarterback rating by effectively scrambling to keep plays alive. The detractors who called him soft were silenced after that performance. Now the question remains. Will the Bears give Cutler anything work with, or will his talent continue to be wasted?

    Matt Forte -- Despite the Lions suffocating defense, Forte was still able to rack up 151 all-purpose yards. He and Cutler kept the Bears hopes alive, but the Bears are futzing around with his contract. Hate to break it to you, Jerry Angelo, but Forte is way more valuable than you.

    D.J. Moore -- In a game of awful defensive performances, Moore's above-average game stood out. He got an interception to ensure the Bears would have the lead going into the half, and he also broke up a pass and made five tackles. Not a bad night for a back-up.

    Teddy Bears -- the players who played football so uninspired that I can't even come up with a witty name to describe their terribleness:

    Roy Williams and Johnny Knox -- Remember when they were battling it out to be the Bears No. 1 receiver? That's over, as Dane Sanzenbacher had the most catches on Monday night. That's right, the undrafted free agent is getting more looks than Williams or Knox because he's doing a better job of getting open.

    J'Marcus Webb, Frank Omiyale and Kellen Davis -- Hey guys! Thanks for helping the Bears set a record for the most false start penalties in one game. Davis caught a TD, somewhat mitigating his involvement, but J'Marcus? Frank? That's just not right. Settle down, focus on your QB, and stand still.

    The defense -- Who are these guys, and what have they done with the Bears defense? The only plausible explanation for the Bears defense, once one of the league's best, imploding like they are is that the reals Bear D was kidnapped by aliens, and these are lookalikes. The real Julius Peppers, Brian Urlacher, and Lance Briggs are on a spaceship, being forced to watch as their replacements miss tackles and sacks and let the Lions run more yards on them than the Bears have ever allowed.