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3 Big Takeaways From Chicago Bears Loss vs Detroit Lions


Once again, the Chicago Bears managed to disappoint us in yet another way. So here are my three biggest takeaways I gathered from their 31-26 loss against the Detroit Lions.

Justin Fields is not the problem

I’ll keep saying it: Justin Fields demonstrated yet again that he has the potential to be a franchise quarterback. He managed a total of 273 yards, combining passing and rushing. Had one touchdown, zero turnovers, and just one sack, he made a strong case for his future in Chicago vs the Lions.

In the post-game conference, he said it best, “If I’m keeping it real with y’all, we should have won that game.”

Bears defense is good but still has flaws

The Bears defense had an impressive performance, forcing three turnovers, all of which were interceptions on Jared Goff. However, they missed out on some opportunities and key stops, like a potential game-changing Jaylon Johnson pick-six.

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Despite having a productive day, they occasionally allowed points too easily. In the last three minutes, they surrendered 15 points. Players like Tremaine Edmunds, Gervon Dexter, Tyrique Stevenson, Montez Sweat, TJ Edwards, and Jack Sanborn all made impactful plays. Nonetheless, the defense still needs another year or so to where they can consistently dominate throughout all four quarters.

Bears coaching staff needs to be fired

This game should have marked a significant turning point for Matt Eberflus and the team. The Bears had a great chance to secure a win against the 7-2 Lions, but, poor play calling and a questionable decision to limit Justin Fields involvement in a critical drive cost them the win. The coaching staff opted for conservative plays once again, running the ball twice and then relying on Fields to make a hero play on 3rd and 9. Despite Fields near-completion with a deep shot to rookie WR Tyler Scott, the team played it safe that drive.

The coaching staff’s tendency to play not to lose, a consistent pattern over the past two years, is unacceptable. It’s time for a change. Actually, it’s long overdue. Ryan Poles and Kevin Warren should seriously consider cleaning house as soon as Monday. Failure to do so should almost be deemed organizational malpractice. At some point you gotta make a statement.

Bears vs Lions Recap: Coaching staff failed Justin Fields once again

For a detailed breakdown of Justin Fields performance against the Lions and a fun recap of the Bears vs. Lions game, make sure to watch the video below or listen to it on your preferred podcast platform.


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scott brs
scott brs
Nov 20, 2023 1:12 pm

I agree with you Arlington. It’s a lot easier to get rid of a quarterback that isn’t clutch. Can’t hardly get rid of the entire defense, they haven’t been clutch in two years.

Nov 20, 2023 1:04 pm

Seems a lot of people want to have a QB who is never clutch and is only effective in his running game and can never play a whole season.

A lot of you are saying that the coaches can’t coach him up and at the same time you are saying he’s good and they should make him the starter for the following years.

Sorry, but you just can’t have it both ways.

scott brs
scott brs
Nov 20, 2023 12:40 pm

After reading some of these comments I think I’m going to toss my hat in the ring to be the next head coach of the Bears. All I need to do is draft Williams then kick back and collect my checks.

Nov 20, 2023 11:58 am

Blaming the coaches is just another excuse – just like blaming the OL. Do you “bad coaching” folks pay attention to the NFL or just like to post senseless comments? Take a look around at the NFL. How about the Patriots, are you trying to tell me Belichick is all of a sudden, a bad coach? Or how about the Rams – is McVay all a sudden, a bad coach? Or the Vikings – does O’Connell stink (who by the way had 13 wins his first year? How about the Packers LaFleur – a HC with a 51-24 record and… Read more »

Nov 20, 2023 9:42 am

I would say playing not to lose on offense and playing prevent defense cost us that game. If you play not to lose, you will lose. And the only thing the prevent defense does is prevent us from winning !

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