On a night when the defense was playing lights out and doing everything it could to win the game, the Bears offense was seemingly trying to do all it could to give it away.
For Detroit Lions fans, Sunday’s 31-26 come-from-behind victory over the Bears seemed like a storybook ending. The final 4 minutes of the game were so exciting that it instantly made up for the 56 minutes of getting their butts whooped by the Bears.
The Bears played well early but an 8-1 penalty discrepancy and a minus-5 turnover ratio cost them in a 24-17 loss to the Saints.
Between poor tackling and a myriad of penalty flags, the Bears had absolutely no answer for the Chargers' offense in a 30-13 loss on Sunday Night Football.
It was bound to happen.
On a day that saw Justin Fields exit the game after dislocating his thumb, rookie Tyson Bagent stepped in and failed to lead a fourth-quarter comeback.
On an emotional night in the wake of the death of legendary Bears linebacker Dick Butkus, the Bears took down the Washington Commanders, 40-20.
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.