Last night was rough, so I'll make it short and bittersweet. Here were the negatives from last night's game:
The Bears committed 14 penalties totaling 104 yards, most of them were caused by the offensive line. The offensive line also allowed Jay Cutler to get sacked 3 times, on top of the numerous times he was hurried, hit, and knocked down. Roy Williams only caught one pass, and then there's the disasterous ending to the 1st quarter. Less than a minute left, the Bears have it 4th and 1 in the Detroit red zone. Instead of kicking the field goal to take a 3-0 lead at the end of the quarter, they go for it by handing the ball off to Matt Forte who gets stopped by the Lions defensive line.
It was obvious that the Bears were nowhere near the 1st down, but Lovie Smith challenged the spot anyway. And of course he lost which left the Bears out of time outs for the remainder of the 1st half. The secondary just could not cover anything, the front seven let Javid Best run wild, and the defense only got 1 turnover. And the defense only came up with 1 sack.
Believe it or not, I was able to find some positives out of this game:
For starters, it was a miracle that Jay Cutler wasn't injured after the game. Matt Forte somehow managed to gain 116 rushing yards. Dane Sanzenbacher came through in the Bears passing game, Lance Briggs was once again the Bears leading tackler, Adam Podlesh was very good in the punting game, and Robbie Gould was perfect from field goal range. Another big plus, the Bears offense did not commit a turnover.
Despite how bad this loss was, the season is not lost yet. The Bears can get back into the swing of things with a win over the last place Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.
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