Rapid Reaction: Titans 21, Bears 14

November, 9, 2008
11/09/08
8:17
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Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

You'd have to like the chances of any team that holds Tennessee to 20 yards rushing on the road. But the price was steep for Chicago. Oh, was it steep.

In order to shut down the Titans' duo of LenDale White and Chris Johnson, the Bears left themselves exposed by a passing game that produced that produced almost 100 yards more than its previous season high. The Bears got picked apart by -- yes -- Tennessee's Kerry Collins, who threw for 289 yards and two scores.

With a conservative gameplan in place for quarterback Rex Grossman, the Bears didn't have much wiggle room on defense. They focused on the right area of Tennessee's offense, and they probably never imagined Collins would respond so productively.

If you weren't worried about Bears' defense before, you should be now. Consider that in the past two weeks, Collins and Detroit's Dan Orlovsky have combined to complete 58 of 88 passes (65.9 percent) for 581 yards and two touchdowns.

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