Given the confidence everyone had in Caleb Hanie and what looked to be his in-game progression against the Raiders, there was hope the Bears would tomahawk the Chiefs if Hanie played steady, didn't make mistakes and if the Bears were able to pound the ball. No one thought that a Tyler Palko-led Chiefs team would come into Soldier Field and have a chance. Instead, this was probably the worst game that any Bears fan could have watched.
You're not going to win ball games if you go 0-11 on third down.
You're also not going to win when the offensive line gives up seven sacks to a team that is last in the NFL in sacks. The Chiefs, coming into the game, had 13 sacks for the season.
Hanie, plain and simple, was awful. Sure the offensive line didn't help but he also took one too many. He was also inaccurate on a number of throws.
What about the receivers? Johnny Knox didn't adjust to an under thrown ball and Hanie intercepted. Roy Williams dropped a pass that wouldn't been a game tying touchdown and Hanie, again, was intercepted.
I'm not going to blame this loss solely on Hanie because the o-line and the receivers didn't help him out either.
What about the running game? Non-existent. Matt Forte was injured in the first quarter and could be out for the rest of the season. The diagnosis, right now, is an MCL sprain. More tests will have to be done to understand the severity of the injury.
The Bears defense came to play, again, and they kept the team within striking distance. When you hold an opposing team to only 10 points, you should probably win the game.
It was feared that Julius Peppers was injured as he walked back to the locker room in the first half. Thankfully, he returned to the game and was his dominant self.
If there's anything that should be looked at, it is the defense's inability to force turnovers. This team's success depends on the defense's ability to force turnovers and they didn't get the job done.
While the Rush Men continue to get consistent pressure, they will need to seal the deal with the pressures and force sacks and turnovers. At this point, the offense needs all the help they can get.
For the second week in a row, the Bears were outplayed on special teams.
The reliable Robbie Gould missed a field. In the end, it didn't matter because Williams couldn't come up with a game tying touchdown reception.
Sean__Walsh I guess I should've stayed home and watched #FalalalaLifetimeChristmas movies! #Bears #4thPhase
GRChi312 @dan_bernstein are you freaking kidding what game were you watching??? #TimeToCallMcNabb #4thphase #BearDown
MdotPORTER We are supposed to beat Den next week? #teabowing #4thPhase
Fatal_Romantic I hurt from just watching that hit on Forte! #4thphase