The Browns and Bears Have Too Much In Common For My Liking and Other Bears Bullets

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The Browns and Bears Have Too Much In Common For My Liking and Other Bears Bullets

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Nothing like having a third-place fantasy baseball team lose in the playoff quarterfinals because the tiebreaker is a regular season head-to-head matchup that happened in May when my team looked far different than it does now. Sigh. I don’t even know why I try.

  • Week 1 mood:

  • It’s lonely at the bottom. The Bears are currently alone in last place in the NFC North. It stinks. To spit the bit the way they did on Thursday, only to watch other teams field competent offenses and play without tripping over themselves at every turn made my rage levels rise. And even though I had tacos for dinner that made me feel better about things, it wasn’t enough to make my disappointment subside. There is so much to talk about this week as the Bears pivot to Week 2, I’m just about ready to jump on that path and take us to Sunday. But I’d be lying if I said Week 1 isn’t going to stick in my craw for a hot minute.
  • The only reason the Bears are alone in last place is because the Lions wanted to show off their own brand of incompetence in Week 1:

  • Detroit was up 17-0 early and up by 18 points in the fourth quarter before ultimately reaching a tie with Arizona in Week 1. Kyler Murray rallied after a rough start to throw for more than 300 yards. A young quarterback making adjustments and letting his athleticism carry his team … what a concept!?
  • Speaking of Murray, watching this is a reminder of just how poorly the Bears offensive line held up in Week 1:

  • I have so many quarterback-adjacent thoughts, but I don’t want to clog this set of Bullets. Moving on.
  • It would be unfair to act like the Bears were the only team who played sloppy football. The 49ers-Buccaneers game featured 4 fumbles, 4 interceptions (2 pick-sixes), six total turnovers, a blocked punt, 19 total penalties (including several that took touchdowns off the board), and a missed 57-yard field goal attempt by Robbie Gould that doinked a crossbar.
  • And the Bears aren’t even the only team who received  a ton of preseason hype to fall flat on their face in Week 1. Sup, Browns?

  • I tweeted this  after Baker Mayfield engineered an 8-play, 73-yard touchdown drive out of the gates:

  • Cleveland’s offensive possessions after that score were as followed: Punt, punt, punt, punt, safety, end of half, punt, touchdowns, interception, interception, turnover on downs, interception (returned for a touchdown), turnover on downs.
  • The two teams who garnered the most tickets in Vegas have a lot of work to do to justify the love they received from the betting public. Not that I needed more reason to fade the public, but *gestures in the general vicinity of the Bears and Browns*
  • So many similarities between what happened to the Bears and Browns in Week 1, but what stands out most are the penalties. The Browns racked up 18 penalties for 182 yards. It is tough to win football games committing that many penalties.
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
  • Shades of the late, great Dennis Green:

  • Misery loves company:

  • Some positive vibes from Anthony Miller:

  • Keep the cannon warm, Tarik:

  • Whatever you say, coach:

  • The Bears’ blueprint for success could be in what Minnesota’s game-plan was against the Falcons:

  • Or the Falcons just might be no darn good. I’m not quite sure yet.
  • Some good reading:

  • Football is fun:

  • Foles’ backup had a heck of an afternoon in relief:

  • And from the Bulls world … This Satoransky fella has piqued my interest:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.