Bears reaction: Breaking down Chicago's offensive line play

Jonathan Daniel

SB Nation's Bears blog, Windy City Gridiron, takes a look at what went wrong during each of the Lions' five sacks on Monday night.

SB Nation's Bears blog, Windy City Gridiron, is still busy breaking down the team's 13-7 win over the Detroit Lions on Monday night. The latest post from them is their weekly edition of Sackwatch, in which they break down all of the sacks the opposing team were able to collect against the Bears offense. It's complete with gifs and explains why things happened the way they did, so it's an informative treat. Here are some of the highlights:

Regarding Kyle Vanden Bosch's sack of Jay Cutler early in the fourth quarter:

Vanden Bosch is a damn good player. His relentlessness is what garners him this sack. He runs a long stunt from his right end position all the way around to the Lions left side. Jay Cutler drops back, sees an opening to scramble to his right, but then runs into Vanden Bosch. Where would you pin the blame for this sack?

It's hard for an offensive line to pass off assignments when the stunt is that long, this is just a good play by Detroit. Again, sacks happen...

The Chicago offensive line looked like it played pretty well against the Lions, despite giving up five sacks. Most of Detroit's sacks can be attributed either to hard work by the defenders staying with a scrambling Cutler, or by simply overloading with a blitz and having too many men for the offensive line to block.

The Bears take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at Soldier Field.

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