For about three quarters on Sunday, the Bears looked like they might have turned a corner. Then their defense showed up, and they collapsed, 31-28, to the Broncos.
A national audience — for at least part of the late afternoon on Sunday — got to witness the difference between first and last, top and bottom, good and bad, and polished and ugly, as the Kansas City Chiefs laid waste to the Chicago Bears.
With backs to the wall and a mandate to improve, the Bears showed individual growth in a 27-17 loss to the Bucs, but failed again as a team.
It was a new era in Green Bay with Jordan Love at the helm, but a 38-20 beatdown of the Bears was an all-too-familiar nightmare.
The Bears opened the preseason with a bang on Saturday, with the first-team offense scoring touchdowns on its first two possessions.
The 2022 Bears season was a disappointment on the football field. But the consolation prize for finishing 3-14 was the No. 1 pick in the 2023 draft.
The Bears found a way to play tough and hang around with the Philadelphia Eagles, but fell short once again.
Part of Bears Nation wanted the Bears to beat the rival Packers. The other part wanted a high draft pick. The latter faction won.
Without Justin Fields, Jaquan Brisker and Kyler Gordon, there wasn’t much to watch from the Bears in their loss to the Jets.
Justin Fields did it again. He broke off a 60+ yard touchdown run, wowing the fans in attendance. But once again, his heroics were not enough.