Defense not good enough

Defense not good enough

Posted by Bob LeGere on Tue, 12/06/2011 - 00:14
Holding the Chiefs to just 245 total yards and allowing only 10 points isn't good enough for the Bears' defenders - at least not when the offense is without Jay Cutler and Matt Forte. And they agree. "We don't feel like we did enough to win because we didn't win the game," cornerback Corey Graham said. "On defense, we feel like we have to get the ball out. We weren't able to do that. We pride ourselves on stopping the run and creating turnovers, we weren't able to do that. "We didn't create turnovers, so nine times out of 10 when you don't do that, you're not going to win the game. We've got to do better. We've got to find a way to make it happen, and (Sunday) we weren't able to do that." The Bears got their only turnover on special teams when cornerback Zack Bowman recovered a punt that first brushed the Chiefs' Jalil Brown. Unfortunately for the Bears, their offense turned the ball over on downs when, on fourth-and-2 at the K.C. 35, Earl Bennett couldn't hold on to a high pass from Caleb Hanie. That was one of several plays where a teammate could have stepped up with a big play and helped Hanie survive a lousy game and still get a win, but no one did.
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