The Bears beat the division leading Lions to start a win streak. We drink to celebrate.
Every week, I’m serving one Bearbon for the best thing I saw during the week, preferably smooth with a nice finish. One Scotch that burns the back of the throat but doesn’t stop you from loving it. We’ll then raise a beer to a player, play, incident, or whatever else I feel deserves it. Lastly, I’ll leave you with a song from the Jukebox.
There was a lot to like in Sunday’s game. DJ Moore’s beautiful catch along with Fields’ great throw on 4th and 13 comes to mind. Jaylon Johnson makes a great case for an extension week after week. The standout for me and our Bearbon for the week goes to Montez Sweat. He has raised the defense. He has only 3.5 sacks but not on the scoresheet are the pick he set on Jones’ sack, his involvement in Ngakoue’s or his 10 QB hits since his arrival. Standing up for teammates in the clip below shouldn’t be overlooked either. He’s been worth every penny. Raise a glass of Wooodford Reserve Double Oaked Kentucky Bearbon for a good Kentucky Boy.
In the past few weeks, I have scraped the barrel for a Bearbon whereas this week you’d think I needed to scrape for a Scotch. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Darnell Mooney has completely lost the mojo he had built with Fields. It might be that he’s overshadowed by Moore or that he’s just not getting good looks, but he caught only 2 of his 7 targets. He sits at 395 yards and a single TD for the year which is far under the #1 receiver standard he’s hoping to achieve. Let it burn all the way down for 11 who’ll likely not stick around for next year.
I have done everything but get personal against Flus so I’m going to take this opportunity to praise him. I may not get many. The defense switched from a no-pressure scheme to a maybe, sometimes, on a good day pressure scheme and it worked. They’ve given up 23 points in the last 2 weeks. Don’t look now but the city of Chicago may have the defense it loves so very much. Raise a Holiday Toast Cinnamon ale out of Coach’s hometown of Toledo, Ohio.
The Browns are up next. For all the Cleveland hate, it’s a good museum town. Canton is a short drive away, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is downtown. They inducted one of the quintessential angry young man bands this year so I leave you to sing along. Insert the required language warning here.