CHICAGO — The stat sheet didn’t appear overly disconcerting. In a 26-18 loss, to the Saints on Sunday, the Bears offense racked up 434 yards, its largest output all season and 87 more than the high-powered Saints.
Quarterback Jay Cutler threw for 358 yards, his most since the 2010 season opener. He also had two touchdown passes and no interceptions. And the Bears averaged 5.2 yards per rush against a vulnerable Saints defense.
Nice day, right? Not quite.
To focus only on the numbers without recognizing the array of breakdowns that plagued the Bears in Sunday’s loss would be taking two fists of fool’s gold into Week 6. That much was obvious to Bears coach Marc Trestman after his film study of an offensive performance he labeled “totally unacceptable.”
Source: Dan Wiederer, Chicago Tribune