Mccown Providing a Sensational Spark, Bears are Keeping Up

Jon Zaghloul
Josh Mccown leads the Bears to a victory over the rival Packers.
Josh Mccown leads the Bears to a victory over the rival Packers.

Who would’ve thought that the fire-power the Bears have needed had been sitting on the bench the entire season. All us Bears fans, including me, thought the season was over when Jay Cutler suffered a horrific groin injury during the first quarter of the Redskins game. Mccown came in, unprepared, and led the Bears to a near comeback versus Washington. Although they lost, Mccown led the Bears to amass 40 points and he had a spectacular game off the bench. A couple days ago, Mccown led the Bears to a pivotal win over Green Bay and I have to say that the Bears looked sharp. Of course, let us all give a loud round-of-applause for Bears defensive end Shea McClellin. McClellin recorded three menacing sacks and one of those injured Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. I rejoiced when I witnessed the sack and was even happier when ESPN reported that he would be out for a couple of weeks. Julius Peppers deserves a loud cheer for becoming Julius Peppers once again. Peppers had an almost impossible interception and he earned one sack. The storyline of this game was the two back-up quarterbacks playing due to the starters being injured. Seneca Wallace put in an okay performance, but give him credit for coming in without any notice. He had not touched a football all year, even in preseason play. Mccown just went ballistic all over the Packers. He had over 250 passing yards and two touchdown passes with no interceptions. The Bears should be satisfied with themselves, but this Sunday’s game may be a much bigger one than this one. The Bears lost to the Lions earlier in the year and now they are tied atop the NFC North division, each with a 5-3 record. The Bears need to win this so they could keep a tie-breaker with the Lions. If the Lions win, they hold the tie-breaker over the Bears, which could make it very difficult for the Bears to reach the playoffs. This game also decides the fate of the NFC North. Whoever wins this game will take a one game lead in the division, which is crucial heading to the halfway point in the season. Sadly, Josh Mccown’s lightning-in-a-bottle campaign may see its premature end this coming Sunday. It has been confirmed that Jay Cutler has been cleared by doctors to participate in this Sunday’s game. Marc Trestman is planning on starting Cutler, so the Mccown effect will be short-lived. I am very happy to know though, that we have a reliable quarterback to back up Cutler in an emergency. It would really devestate me to see the Bears collapse without a quaterback, like in the NFC Championship game of 2010 and the seasons of 2011 and 2012. At least we have a plan B and that is a nesscessity in the National Football League.

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