The Bears' run defense could not have been any better than it was in the 21-14 loss to Tennessee this afternoon.
The Titans were held to 20 yards rushing on 29 carries. Any time a team has more runs for no gain or a loss of yardage than it does actual gains, well, the defense is working.
But there was no answer for Kerry Collins, the quarterback who came in having not passed for 200 yards this season. Yeah, the same guy who had gone the last three games without throwing a touchdown pass.
That didn't stop the Bears from making him look like a new man as Collins passed for 289 yards, completing 30-of-41 passes. He had two touchdown passes and was sacked just once as the pass rush was minimal, at best, even with an array of blitzes.
The reaction from the locker room, which we'll get to later on, wasn't very enthusiastic. You seem to get the feeling the players are beginning to have some doubts in the scheme. Collins didn't do too much different than Brian Griese when he was here in September and passed for 500 yards, or 407, whatever it was.
On the other side of the ball, did you expect a lot different from Rex Grossman? Sure, the Bears could have been more competitive with Kyle Orton. Would they have scored 22 points needed to win? Maybe.
More later on.