Enhanced Box Score: Packers 23, Bears 16 – November 12, 2017

You just can’t lose that game. You just can’t. Not to be a flaming meatball today, but that’s the kind of loss – at home, coming off a bye week, against a Packers team missing so much talent including Aaron Rodgers, solidly favored, and having lost every game against them at home since 2010 – that irrevocably turns the tide in peoples’ minds.

How it happened? Well, you know the drill: a cascade of penalties and mistakes, a critical replay review that went against the Bears (all their own doing), an uninspired offensive approach, and STILL a chance to win late … but a key drop ended the final drive. It was sloppy, ugly, and bad nearly all around.

The hostility and bitterness will be strong after this one.

If you’re looking for bright spots, you could point to a robust game by Mitch Trubisky, featuring several fantastic, you-can-so-dream-on-it throws. (Though you’d also point to the fact that he appeared to struggle under pressure this time around.) You’d also point to an overall very solid debut by Dontrelle Inman, a sorely needed addition in the wide receiver corps.

Man. You just can’t lose that game.

Full box score.

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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