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Vick throws a pick, Bears lead in third quarter

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Michael Vick has thrown his first interception of the season — first, in fact, since December of 2006, before we knew about the whole dog fighting thing — and Jay Cutler has thrown three touchdown passes, and the Bears lead the Eagles at halftime, 21-13.

Cutler out-playing Vick is the big story of the game so far, but the other big story is that both quarterbacks are facing a lot of pressure: The Eagles have sacked Cutler four times, the Bears have sacked Vick three times, and both guys have struggled with the opposing pass rush. It was pressure from Bears defensive lineman Tommie Harris that forced the Vick interception.

The Bears’ defense has also done a nice job of containing Vick on his feet, holding him to 20 yards on four rushing attempts.

With both teams entering the game 7-3, this one has big implications for the NFC playoff race. And halfway through the game, the Bears are the team looking like they could make some noise in the postseason.

UPDATE: Cutler has now thrown four touchdown passes, and early in the third quarter it’s 28-13 Bears.

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21 Responses to “Vick throws a pick, Bears lead in third quarter”
  1. timtanium says: Nov 28, 2010 5:56 PM

    i knew this wasnt a florio post because there was some credit thrown the bears way. go bears.

  2. 8man says: Nov 28, 2010 6:11 PM

    Ah, geez! Did not see this coming. Is anyone any good?

    Oh wait…there is a game next Monday night. That may tell us something….

  3. snarkygurl says: Nov 28, 2010 6:16 PM

    Not wanting to get too overconfident, but the Bears look good and Vick is starting to look confused…It’s pretty cool!! :-) Still alot of game left though.

  4. bigbear12 says: Nov 28, 2010 6:27 PM

    Don’t see the hype around Vick as MVP candidate, take away his game against the horrible Redskins D and he has modest numbers playing with an all-star cast.

    Cutler is clearly a better MVP candidate.

  5. n0hopeleft says: Nov 28, 2010 6:34 PM

    Hahahahaha

  6. mataug says: Nov 28, 2010 6:38 PM

    time for Vick to prove he’s worthy of being the league MVP as some are considering him to be(despite him missing games!)… like that Auburn QB did it the other day against Alabama I think

  7. oxycode30 says: Nov 28, 2010 6:43 PM

    And even after we beat the Eagles we’ll get no respect…
    This is to be expected from ignorant Packers and BiQueeens fans… perhaps fans of the game itself will see we’re for real.

  8. majikbullet says: Nov 28, 2010 7:17 PM

    #
    oxycode30 says: Nov 28, 2010 6:43 PM

    And even after we beat the Eagles we’ll get no respect…
    This is to be expected from ignorant Packers and BiQueeens fans… perhaps fans of the game itself will see we’re for real.
    =======================
    Coming from a Bears fan I am shocked you would have such a ignorant comment…typically only Vikings fan make themselves look bad…the Bears haven’t beat anyone until possibly the Eagles today(without their 2 starting cbs which is why Cutler has played so well)…you also got to play Thigpen for the Dolphins. Maybe if you wouldn’t have embarrassed yourself against the Giants on national tv you would get some respect.

    I’m not saying the Bears are bad, they are suprisingly good and a playoff caliber team, but they have looked far from elite this season, btu it may be the Bears year, anyone who can get so lucky to play Thigpen and the Eagles without Hobbs and Samuel is very lucky, just wait until the playoffs before you cry yourself to sleep.

  9. Robert says: Nov 28, 2010 7:18 PM

    Bears are for real.

    Bye Bye Eagles!!!!!

  10. packersfanjason says: Nov 28, 2010 7:40 PM

    Oxycode30, I give credit where credit is do. But, you have to realize, you’ll only do anything if Cutler plays like he did today, and you know damn well, as a Bears fan, he’s very shaky at times.

  11. snarkygurl says: Nov 28, 2010 7:52 PM

    I agree oxycode30. But let’s not limit the disrespect to only GB & Minny fans (even though I believe alot of GB fans will give us our kudos). The NFL world will blame Samuels’ & Hobbs’ injuries, not to mention the turf as unfair advantages for the Bears. Meh…let ‘em whine. We know the truth, right?

  12. iamalwayscorrect says: Nov 28, 2010 7:54 PM

    bigbear12 says:
    Nov 28, 2010 6:27 PM
    Don’t see the hype around Vick as MVP candidate, take away his game against the horrible Redskins D and he has modest numbers playing with an all-star cast.

    Cutler is clearly a better MVP candidate.

    **************************************

    Please take off your Bears issued blinders.
    Have you seen Vicks final stats in this game?
    Over 300 yards, another 30+ rushing
    And this was accomplished with a line that couldn’t keep him protected.
    Some people are just ignorant

  13. badfish6907 says: Nov 28, 2010 8:03 PM

    This Packer fan says the Bears beat the Packers this year and are currently two games up with five to play. Yeah I would say the Bears are here to stay and very much for real.

  14. bigjb123 says: Nov 28, 2010 8:09 PM

    CONGRATS BEARS. CUTLER MVP? MAYBE FOR THIS GAME NO ASSANTE WAS A KILLER!

  15. snarkygurl says: Nov 28, 2010 8:19 PM

    iamalwayscorrect says:
    Please take off your Bears issued blinders.
    Have you seen Vicks final stats in this game?
    Over 300 yards, another 30+ rushing
    And this was accomplished with a line that couldn’t keep him protected.
    Some people are just ignorant
    ===============
    And how did those stats work out for Vick?? Is he going home with a W for his efforts?

  16. Bearfan54 says: Nov 28, 2010 8:40 PM

    The Bears rolled all over the Eagles Baby!! Eagles are done now. Teams are going to know how to handle them which they should give credit the Bears, aaaaaaaaaaaAnd the poor packers lost today too with no running game ouch. the Falcons who are just a kittle less of a football team then the Bears. wake me up when the Bears win the superbowl

  17. joetoronto says: Nov 28, 2010 8:48 PM

    iamalwayscorrect says: Nov 28, 2010 7:54 PM

    Please take off your Bears issued blinders.
    Have you seen Vicks final stats in this game?
    Over 300 yards, another 30+ rushing
    And this was accomplished with a line that couldn’t keep him protected.
    Some people are just ignorant
    *******************************************************
    Did you actually watch the game?

    Vick looked thoroughly confused out there and padded his stats in garbage time.

    The last two weeks, he’s gone against two good defenses, for a change, and he hasn’t gotten the job done.

    If you want to see “ignorant”, look in the mirror.

  18. comeonnowguys says: Nov 28, 2010 9:26 PM

    For crying out loud. I’ve been one to say Cutler has been a bit over-hated, or hated out of context, but he. is. not. MVP. He’s not even the most valuable player on his own team (Julius Peppers, Urlacher playing the best I’ve seen him since 2005-2006).

    This the type of game that reminds you why the Bears traded for Cutler, and why I think he can still be a very good (probably not elite) QB, but let’s not get carried away.

    A loss to Green Bay in January, which is possible if not likely, and the Bears may not even get into the playoffs.

    Perspective. It’s the other white meat.

  19. bigbear12 says: Nov 28, 2010 10:42 PM

    Please take off your Bears issued blinders.
    Have you seen Vicks final stats in this game?
    Over 300 yards, another 30+ rushing
    And this was accomplished with a line that couldn’t keep him protected.
    Some people are just ignorant
    ————-/
    Compared to Cutler’s 4tds and no turnovers.
    Never said Cutler should be a top MVP candidate I merely said he is a better candidate than Mike. Even with Mike playing with a Pro Bowl TE, RB and receiver he choked when it mattered today and put up garbage stats.

  20. timtanium says: Nov 29, 2010 1:06 AM

    Blueprint to beat eagles…. beat up the lightweight wrs, dont give up anything deep, keep vick in the pocket, and he looks alot like vick the falcon not vick the eagle.
    Bears just keep getting better.

  21. deweyaxewound says: Nov 29, 2010 5:06 PM

    @comeonnowguys,

    Clearly, you’re a Bears fan in the same way that Mike Vick is an animal lover.

    Look Debbie Downer,
    I’m not saying we DON’T need to temper our hopes/expectations with caution, reality, and perspective, but all you’re doing is adding another voice to the already deafening cacophony of Bears-bashers that currently populate the entire league/national media.

    “Cutler’s not really THAT good…Bears will probably lose to GB…might not even make the playoffs…”

    Okay, Eeyore–put the razor blade down and pop a happy capsule, okay?

    My advice is:
    If you’re REALLY a Bears fan–and you don’t have anything positive to say, don’t say anything at all.

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