Aside from the Chargers and Falcons, the Chicago Bears had the biggest win of the weekend. The Bears beat the Philadelphia Eagles — a team many considered the best in the NFC — 31-26 on Sunday. Jay Cutler threw for four touchdowns, the defense sacked Mike Vick four times, and forced him to throw his first interception since 2006. Chicago is now leading the NFC North and quietly tied for the second best record in the NFC.
Maybe it’s the low-scoring offense that’s kept this team out of the consciousness for most fans and media members, but that doesn’t seem to bother Jay Cutler. The quarterback told Alex Flanagan of NBC Sports that the Bears “want to fly under the radar. We’re not worried about anybody else.” He added “We don’t want a target on our back. The more we win, people are going to take notice.”
Here’s a video of the report in case you’re interested:
Cutler is exactly right — being under the radar and not talked about as one of the top teams is a good spot to be in for Chicago, but the win over Philly has boosted them into extreme relevancy in the NFL. People have been forced to take notice of the Bears who have one of the top defenses in the league. With games against the Jets and Packers to end the season, they need to rack up the wins now.