If one game symbolized Lovie Smith's downfall in his final season, it would have to be the massacre at Cincinnati. The Bears simply didn't come to play in their most lopsided loss under Smith. To top it off, the Bears made ex-teammate Cedric Benson look like Walter Payton, as Benson rushed for 189 yards on 37 carries with a touchdown. Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer was nearly flawless, completing 20 of 24 passes with five touchdowns. And Jay Cutler? His three interceptions didn't help the cause.
Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune