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Grades for offense, defense in loss vs. Packers

Grading Bears’ offense, defense in loss vs. Rodgers, Packers originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

GREEN BAY, Wisc. — The Bears came into Sunday night’s game at Lambeau Field riding high after their Week 1 upset of the San Francisco 49ers. They had plans to make an early statement against a Green Bay Packers team that appeared wobbly after a season-opening loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

It was a nice thought.

The Bears jumped out to an early 7-3 lead after a beautiful opening offensive script, but everything fell apart after that.

After going 71 yards in seven plays on the first drive, the Bears’ offense mustered just 3 more yards before the half as they limped into the locker room trailing 24-7.

The best-laid plans of Matt Eberflus, Alan Williams, and Luke Getsy went very, very awry.

Here’s the report card from the Bears’ 27-10 loss to the Packers:

Passing Offense

I’m not sure there’s much to say here.

On the night, quarterback Justin Fields went 7-for-11 for 70 yards and an interception.

The Bears found a ton of success running the ball on their opening drive. On their next four series (all three-and-outs), the Bears attempted or tried to attempt a pass on 75 percent of their plays and went nowhere.

It’s fair to question some of Getsy’s play-calling during the dry spell. You’re right to wonder if second-and-14 is a running down. I had the same thought.

The Bears have to let FIelds play quarterback. They also have to find ways to put him in better positions to do so and not just ask him to pass on third-and-long or when the team is facing a large deficit.

The passing game has a lot of issues. Has anyone seen Cole Kmet? Where’s the Darnell Mooney we heard being talked up in the preseason? Through two games, those two guys have a combined seven targets for two catches and a whopping 4 yards. Both those catches are from Mooney.

The passing game is a hot mess right now.

Grade: F

Rushing Offense

It turns out David Montgomery is still a really good running back.


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Publish date : 2022-09-19 06:00:00

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