On second thought, maybe I should be glad I was unable to make the trip to Los Angeles.
The Bears offense was a mess from the first series on. And the defense wasn’t all that great either. Too many missed tackles. Far too many unnecessary penalties. But when you’re on the field all the time, what else can you expect? Even the most talented defenses need a breather. Chicago’s offense doesn’t provide enough of one. It doesn’t score points or sustain drives. Thus, we’re here talking about a 24-10 Rams win.
This loss drops the Bears to 5-2. It takes them out of the lead in the NFC North and drops them from consideration of being the team with the best record in the NFC. But more than that, it exposed every weakness we knew existed, but were willing to look past because they were 5-1.
It’s an offense that doesn’t score enough points. Or sustain enough drives to score points. And when it does, the quarterback doesn’t allow for it to happen because of bone-headed mistakes. The red-zone interception Nick Foles threw tonight was completely avoidable. Mitchell Trubisky was benched for decisions like that one. And Foles wasn’t supposed to make the same mistakes as Trubisky. Then again … here we are talking about it because that’s exactly what happened.
Anything that could go wrong did go wrong — and in all the worst ways. And in front of a nationally televised audience. Not great timing for your biggest stinker of the year.
We have a lot to discuss tomorrow, so I recommend getting a good night of sleep. You deserve it after staying up, watching that game, and reading this.