Bear Blitz: Bears offense explodes in Week 1

WMBD/WYZZ-TV STAFF - CHICAGO, IL - A new offensive era of football is clearly here for the Bears. 41 points scored today by the offense.  Five touchdowns scored by four different players.  And all that coming after a horrendous first two series by the offense and Jay Cutler.  Cutler knew they'd shake it off.

"We kept dialing it up," said Jay Cutler, Bears Quarterback.  "Kept pushing it down the field, and Jeremy Bates, we talked on the sidelines and settled down, and it was a lot of it just nerves and the start of the season. But we were able to work through it and put up some points."

Brandon Marshall lived up to his pro bowl reputation.  He had 15 receptions for 119 yards and a touchdown.  Alshon Jeffery caught five passes including a spectacular 42 yard touchdown.  And Matt Forte and Michael Bush combined for three touchdowns.

"You know we were able to go out there and execute and then make those big plays that we talked about all the time," said Roberto Garza, Bears Lineman. "Of course Tice did a grat job of calling the game and giving those guys big time plays over the top, and Jay had a great day."

"We have weaponson the outside, but you have to see it on the field, and of course they did a great job out there today," said Lovie Smith, Bears Head Coach.

The Bears veteran defense clearly had the upper hand on Colts rookie Andrew Luck forcing him into four turnovers including two picks by Tim Jennings.

"We kind of wanted to make a statement around the league you know that we made some improvements in the offseason," said Tim Jennings, Bears Defensive Back. "Added depth at a lot of key positions, and we wanted to let them know the Bears are here."

The Bears won't have long to enjoy this one. They're just four days away from a trip to Lambeau Field. 

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