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.”
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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.
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.