Monday, Sept. 19, 2011
Posted: 4:44 p.m.

By Pat Boyle
CSNChicago.com

What a difference a week makes. Last Monday, it was high fives everywhere you turned for Bears fans and dialogue about repeating as NFC North champs.

Seven days later, we want Mike Martz to stand behind the Bears offensive line and feel every last HIT that Jay Cutler absorbed from the Saints. Maybe at that point, Martz would call a few more running plays.

Not to get all Lovie on you, but we have a long way to go and it sounds like coach Smith has already talked to his OC about a more balanced offensive attack.

If the Bears regroup and find a way to knock off the Packers next week (who got all they could handle from Carolina), I think any reasonable Bears fan would be thrilled with a 2-1 start against that three-headed NFC monster.

By the way, starting next week after the BearsPackers game, Bears Postgame Live will be on immediately after the game on CSN. We will no longer be pre-empted by Cubs or Sox baseball. Insert your own joke here.

At the top of the page, take a look at our Bears PGL remix from this weeks show.

Pat Boyle hosts Bears Postgame Live on Comcast SportsNet. You can also watch Pat on SportsNite, Sunday through Thursday at 6:30 and 10. Follow him on Twitter @CSNBoyle.