The Bears season that was

Dave Skowronski, Staff Reporter

The Chicago Bears season ended on a bad note.  They made it all the way to the NFC Championship game, but lost to conference rival and 2010 Super Bowl Champions, the Green Bay Packers. The Bears finished this year 11-5.

The Bears quarterback play by Jay Cutler this year was very noticeable. Cutler in general, was far better this year than last year. In the 2009 season, Cutler threw about a hundred more passing attempts and ten more interceptions.  This year, with a more balanced attack on offense, Cutler threw ten less interceptions and had passer rating of 88.6. The Bears run game was upgraded by acquiring veteran running back Chester Taylor. Taylor and Forte split some time, but Taylor was brought in to help Forte so he wouldn’t have to carry the work load of rushing attempts.

On the defensive end of the ball the Bears only allowed 90 yards rushing per game which was second lowest in the NFL.  Their defense was led by veteran middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. Urlacher led the bears defense in tackles this year with 126. The Bears defense has always been good, but it is great when they are healthy. This year they were healthy with Charles Tilman, Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs and Julius Peppers leading the way.

Although the Bears season ended on a bad note, they made it all the way to the NFC Conference Championship. The hope is always to make it to the Super Bowl but the Bears shouldn’t be upset about how they did this year.

Maybe next year, Chicago.