looking at the tape
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re: NFL Thread: Week 11 - CHIEFS GOT A LEAD - Buffalo Bisons record is safe.
No. You're right MrMr. It's not just Campbell's fault. Marshall had one of his classic dropped passes for a TD from Cutler in the second. Davis was really bad with 2 drops and a fumble. Bush had a bad fumble as well. Gould missed a kick that would have put the team at 9 to 10. Cutler threw two INTs that were just bad. Hester dropped a few passes and couldn't get space to convert a 3rd and short catch. But even after all of that, the game was still winnable in the fourth, and Campbell couldn't do it.
It's a team effort, and offense was really disappointing. I also have some questions about Tice's playcalling. Texans were playing only 3 DBs on 1st down in the second half and Chicago chose to run it on a majority of them until the end.
With all of that said, it's certainly not the end of the season. Chicago only has two losses, and they are both to teams that are considered favorites to win it all. Minnesota (twice), Detroit, Green Bay, San Francisco, Seattle, and Arizona are left. Not the easiest schedule, but it's winnable.
Also Flame of Olympus, strangely or not, Cutler is 32 of 32 in 1st quarter QBR. Cutler is 1 of 32 in 4th quarter QBR.
Not sure if Tice is good or not, but I can't blame him for running. The weather made that a good tactic to employ, Chicago just couldn't do it.
Still, I understand your frustration. It was a tough loss since it was such a winnable game. Those stick with you as a fan.