CSN Bears Insider John 'Moon' Mullin and reporter Jen Lada discuss what went right for the Bears in Sunday's win over the Vikings - 9/15
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So Vikings walk away licking their wounds now -- -- as the Bears once again atop the NFC north with that to an old record. This is an incredible game back and forth -- momentum shifts. The Bears lose the turnover battle and somehow -- in the game is Jay Cutler led fourth quarter comeback does happen a year ago. I'm not sure what has happened for Jay Cutler in looking back. They were six and 23 the Bears were under Jay Cutler when trailing or tied going into the fourth quarter. They are now one there to know this year so it's dramatic change I think you're seeing a much more mature Jay Cutler again we're talking to players -- you're -- probably the same thing. He has more confidence what he's hearing what's coming from the sideline. He has more confidence in the players. And the result is -- Palmer guys' eyes nothing's lost any fire I think he's learned how to control it and realize he's in charge and that last fourth quarter situation yeah. Cool calm collected those the C word that you're using to describe Cutler not come back. Other one of the people viewed in previous years speaking of the running backs -- everyone comes and Adrian Peterson always -- is so much attention so much on the field and off. And yet this population tackling seemed to work he didn't break for any what was the defense is mind and the. What year it was -- talk -- population tackling it almost seem like will make their drive without a flash -- -- first got to grabs and it's almost Tex Tex everybody get over here and help out so I think that's what have rebels was what was going on. But interest it -- the the Bears quarterback under Lovie Smith even played. Adrian Peterson pretty well and he he has the lowest average per carry. Against the Bears of any NFC north teams so they've they've done pretty well in the past I think a lot of us remember the 225 -- 224 yard game this first one against the Bears. But since then they have that you know they play intelligently -- players that population tackling. They don't rely on one guy and there's continues energy that team they know what we're up against and they respond. On the flip side Bears running back Matt Forte making himself very useful 161 yards in the passing game and the run game. Why he had so much success I think this is my daughter has demeanor as -- football. The. -- -- -- -- it get on this guy is going to fall. Yeah I think what we're seeing is really what we've actually. What we had in him that we the Bears had in him over the past few years you know there from time to his warm -- 40130. Yard games broke the game after game. It -- last year and even Mets that this. They fell one dimensional you'll be -- called Brandon Marshall. And I think they lost some momentum now I think they're just getting back to what Matt Forte did at his best and they got Martellus Bennett and they've got -- -- -- and Brandon Marshall so it's a much more holistic thing people can't concentrate -- either Marshall or important. -- it is just week to they do get the victory. But the Vikings do not appear to be a very good team certainly not a very deep team offensively highly of this game so close. You know I think it was and while committing four turnovers that that that keeps anybody in the game and the fact that the Bears could win with four turnovers but yeah I think the big picture thing you touched on together is. Jared Allen talking to -- -- planning and over in the locker just privately these -- you know I'll guess Lions we blew that. He hesitated and we blew this one -- this is a team that might be going -- real tailspin and they were to play -- team last year I think some people thought they might take a tumble they sure seem to be right now. Not in great position I don't think history works well for teams that start the year oh into that you cannot overstate the value of being -- out to start off the season for the Chicago Bears and of course getting that. Very important division victory here at Soldier Field they'll take their show on the road next week but we are done here at Soldier Field general -- and John -- volunteer for CSN Chicago dot com.