The biggest difference between last week's tilt against the 49ers and this week's contest versus the Philadelphia Eagles is the quarterback play. No, not Jay Cutler, although better ball protection for the Bears offense is a key. I'm talking about the difference between Alex Smith and Donovan McNabb. For good QBs with time to throw the ball have picked apart the Bears defense. And McNabb is a much better QB than Smith at this point. To avoid another Carson Palmer debacle, the Bears need to generate pressure oná McNabb. With one less weapon to go to (Brian Westbrook is out with an injury), the defense needs to force bad decisions and off-balance throws from the Eagles QB. That won't be easy. Still, these teams seem strikingly similar. They both are desperate, coming off of two game losing ...
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Article written by Bob Warja