By Ed Baylor: The Chicago Bears (8-7) had no business being on the same field as the Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) on Sunday, as they fell apart in the 1st quarter in seeing the Eagles put up 21 points and eventually were beaten 54-11 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. It looked like the Bears completely lost their composure in the 1st quarter when the Eagles came out fast, and they were never able to come back from that point in the game. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler looked like a deer caught in the headlights, as he just kept throwing incomplete passes or taking sacks left and right. It was really bad.
The Eagles slowed down a little in the 2nd quarter in scoring just 3 points, but they still led 24-3 at halftime, and it would have taken a minor miracle for the Bears to come back from this kind of deficit, especially with their ground game totally stuffed by the Eagles.
If the Bears were to come back and win the game, they would have needed a great performance from Cutler in the 2nd half, but he’s not that kind of a quarterback to bring a team back like that. Cutler has always been mostly a mediocre game manager type of quarterback, and he’s not capable of mounting comebacks. This was definitely the case in this game, as it just got worse and worse for the Bears in the 2nd half of the game.
The Eagles scored 30 points in the 2nd half of the game to round out the scoring at 54-11.
Foles didn’t have a huge game yardage wise in throwing for just 230 yards, but he was highly accurate in completing 21 of 25 passes. That’s just superb throwing from a quarterback, and he didn’t need to put up huge numbers.
The Eagles were led by their running backs LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown, as both of them rushed for more than 100 yards in the game. McCoy rushed for 133 yards on 18 carries, whereas Brown had 115 yards on 9 carries, including a 65 yard run.
A game isn’t a game unless Cutler throws an interception, and he proved to be his usual self in throwing a pick six to Brandon Boykin in the 4th quarter. Boykin ran 54 yards for a TD.