The Chicago Bears needed a big effort to defeat the favored Green Bay Packers Sunday night. To say their actual effort was minuscule is actually being very kind. Aaron Rodgers carved up the Bears defense and an overwhelmed Mitch Trubisky fell short in a blowout loss.
Why the Bears Lost
The Packers scored touchdowns the first three times they had the ball. The absence of Akiem Hicks was keenly felt as Matt LaFleur’s offense sliced through the Chicago defense.
Any real hope of a comeback was snuffed out when Preston Smith returned a Trubisky strip-sack for an 11-yard touchdown late in the second quarter. The score put Green Bay up 27-3 and far above what the Bears current offense can muster. (Box score)
Stats That Matter
- Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, but he also threw two brutal interceptions and lost a fumble that was converted into a TD. He racked up some garbage time stats late, but still, it wasn’t much of an improvement.
- Allen Robinson had two touchdowns and had 74 yards total on 8 catches.
- David Montgomery was the real bright spot Sunday. He had a touchdown, 143 all-purpose yards, including 103 yards on the ground and a 55-yard run in the first quarter.
The Bears are just not a good team at the moment. The offense is a complete mess no matter who is under center. The defense is starting to wear down trying to carry the team. They still have faint playoff hopes, but at this point it feels foolish to cling to those.
Chicago welcomes another reeling team, the Detroit Lions, to Soldier Field for a Week 13 game on Sunday, December 6 at 12pm CT on FOX.