Defense dominates as
Bruce Adams, Chronicle Staff Writer
Sunday, October 2, 2005
It was the Bears' first shutout since a 27-0 blanking of
"There's not a more exciting feeling in the world," Foltz said. "It gives you a boat-load of confidence." It was noticed on the sideline as well. "That was beautiful," said tailback Marshawn Lynch, who ran for 107 yards in his return after missing two games with a broken finger. "They were in a frenzy," said Tedford, who had nothing but praise for the defense but was more measured in his evaluation of the offense. "We're still a work in progress," he said. He said the same was true of Ayoob, who completed 14 passes in 20 attempts for 137 yards. He was intercepted once, sacked five times and missed several open receivers on deep routes. "We have some open receivers we need to hit," Tedford said. "To beat great teams we have to make more plays in the passing game." He said Ayoob is learning more each week. "I've hit those (deep throws) all my life," Ayoob said. "I'm not too worried. I know I can do it." The Bears travel to UCLA next Saturday, facing what clearly is their toughest opponent to date. "We're up for the challenge," Hughes said.