Chicago Bears players and coaches react to today's 42-21 loss to the St. Louis Rams. We also offer…
The Day After: Week 12
An Utter Embarrassment The Chicago Bears have the worst run defense in the league, and it's not even close. Against the St. Louis Rams yesterday, the Bears made two rookie running backs, one who wasn't even drafted, look like Walter Payton and Jim Brown respectively. Zach Stacy, a fifth rounder this year, and Benny Cunningham, a UDFA out of Middle Tennessee State, ran wild over Chicago's once-proud defense to the tune of 258 rushing yards. And they gained those yards when the Rams needed them most, particularly on the game-clinching touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter. The Bears had just cut the lead to six points and had the momentum, yet St. Louis came out and rushed six times for 61 yards, including Cunningham's nine-yard plunge to seal the victory. It was like watching a blade cut through paper, with defensive linemen getting turned away from holes, linebackers missing their gaps and safeties taking horrible angles. Most Bears fans are remiss to remember a time when...
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