It didn’t matter that the Rams offense rode the struggle bus for most of the game. Nor did it matter that Los Angeles’ defense had allowed big games to QBs like Jameis Winston in the recent past.
In fact, it didn’t even matter that the Bears forced two turnovers and a couple of other fumbles that could have led to a change of possession.
Because no matter how many times the Rams tried to hand the Bears this game, the Bears didn’t want it.
So the result was another loss for Chicago’s football team. One that virtually put an end to any postseason pipe dreams we may have had, while also opening an entire can of worms regarding everything from the play-calling, to front office decision-making, to anything you could fit under the umbrella. And while I don’t want to be over-reactionary after a prime-time defeat, there is no better time than now to step back, take a deep breath, and re-assess things with this team.
Because going from legitimate Super Bowl aspirations to whatever that was at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is inexcusable. It shouldn’t have happened. Not with this defense. Not with a coach whom Andy Reid held in such high regard. Not with a quarterback who was ranked at the top of his draft class.
And yet, here we are.
The Bears are 4-6, and have more questions than answers regarding how they got here in the first place. Goodnight. We’ll talk tomorrow.