Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears
Sunday, September 16th, 3:15 p.m. central time
Despite the fact that the Chicago Bears only had 77 yards rushing in their opening game against the San Diego Chargers, do not expect any changes this Sunday when the Bears take on the Kansas City Chiefs at home in Soldier Field.
The Bears will continue to push the running game as much as possible. Coach Lovie Smith attributed the poor outcome of the running game to the Chargers good defensive line. He added, “As far as our running game and getting it going, we’ll continue to run the football. Each week we work on getting better up front, the running back seeing the holes and things like that.
“We’ll do the same thing this week, and eventually if you keep pounding you’ll see a crack, and hopefully once we get that crack we can do something from there.â€
Starting running back Cedric Benson realizes that there are some things that he could have done differently in game one. “You can go back to every single play and find something you could have done better,â€ Benson said. “We were looking at the film and way on the back side there was a cutback there where I probably could have bounced it and tried to get to the sideline for a first down.”
Like the Bears, the Chiefs are coming off an opening week loss and will be looking to win their first game of the season.
Quarterback Rex Grossman, as well as Benson, will both likely be hoping for big offensive outputs in order to counteract the negative criticism that they received earlier this week, which tapped them as easy to shake and mentally weak.
If the Bears can keep the turnovers to a minimum and can play a more focused game, they should be able to win their home opener. Certainly the Soldier Field crowd will go a long way in giving the team the confidence it needs to succeed.