Every time we seem to think that the Chicago Bears could be turning a corner, that things might be getting a little bit better, something like Sunday happens.
The Bears blew a two-score lead for the second time this year, as the Detroit Lions erased a 12-point deficit in the final four minutes of the game.
There were some good moments in the game for the Bears. Especially the offense with Justin Fields back at the helm, but the team dropped to 3-8.
Let’s try and salvage some good out of this game.
Justin Fields, QB – Let’s start with an easy one. Well, I think it should be easy, anyway. I had some Twitter people trying to tell me he didn’t actually play well enough to win, but I just don’t listen to those people.
Tyrique Stevenson, CB – The rookie cornerback had a breakout game. He notched his first career interception and forced fumble. He also had a PD.
Darnell Wright, RT – Wright had a very solid game, keeping Aidan Hutchinson at bay until, well, that one play at the end. But overall the rookie is playing very well and seems to be getting better and better. He’s solid in both the passing and running games.
Matt Eberflus, coach – This game was lost by the coaches and it starts with the head coach, in my opinion. It’s hard to imagine it wasn’t Eberflus who wanted the Bears to keep the ball on the ground. But more than that, it was also the defense overall. If Eberflus is a defensive coach and is supposed to have a good scheme, the scheme should help the players make plays and keep close games tight. But time and again, we see the Bears blow a lead late, playing soft coverage and just overall not sustaining the things that worked early in a game to late.
Tremaine Edmunds, LB – I wanted to be excited about the Edmunds signing and I was. But it also raised a lot of questions. Edmunds and T.J. Edwards were kind of a 2-for-1 price signing after failing to reach an extension, and subsequently trading Roquan Smith. But it also appears that Edmunds is a downgrade. He missed a huge open-field tackle, which helped the Lions complete their comeback on the final Detroit drive. He had a nice interception on a tipped pass, but overall, his impact isn’t being felt like I hoped it would.
Jaylon Johnson, CB – While it wasn’t an all-bad game for Johnson, the two dropped interceptions are going to linger in a lot of peoples’ minds. Especially those negotiating any potential contract extension. You want to be among the highest-paid corners in the league, you have to ice the game with an interception when you can.
Who sticks out to you, good or bad? Did I miss anyone?