Chicago, Illinois-A new offensive era of football is clearly here for the Bears. 41 points were scored Sunday by the offense. Five touchdowns were scored by four different players. And all that coming after a diastrous first two series by the offense and Jay Cutler. Cutler knew they'd shake it off.
"We kept dialing it up. Kept pushing it down the field, and Jeremy Bates, we talked on the sidelines and settled down, and it was a lot of it just nerves and the start of the season," said Jay Cutler. "But we were able to work through it and put up some points."
Brandon Marshall lived up to his pro bowl reputation. He had 15 receptions for 119 yards and a touchdown. Alshon Jeffery caught five passes including a spectacular 42 yard touchdown. And Matt Forte and Michael Bush combined for three touchdowns.
"You know we were able to go out there and execute and then make those big plays that we talked about all the time," said center Roberto Garza. "Of course Tice did a grat job of calling the game and giving those guys big time plays over the top, and Jay had a great day."
"We have weapons on the outside, but you have to see it on the field, and of course they did a great job out there today," said Bears Coach Lovie Smith.
The Bears veteran defense clearly had the upper hand on Colts' rookie Andrew Luck forcing him into four turnovers including two picks by Tim Jennings.
"We kind of wanted to make a statement around the league you know that we made some improvements in the offseason," said Jennings. "We added depth at a lot of key positions, and we wanted to let them know the Bears are here.
The Bears won't have long to enjoy this one. They're just four days away from a trip to Lambeau Field.
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