Yet another tough challenge for the Chicago Bears this week, they fell in a big loss against the strong Buffalo Bills. The Bills defense smothered the Bears offense all game, but the Bears kept it semi-competitive until the end. I think we’re all ready for the next season to start.
The lack of playmakers for quarterback Justin Fields is becoming more and more apparent each week. Despite running back David Montgomery breaking off a big run in the opening drive and rookie wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. making a big grab late in the game, the offense lacked efficiency and couldn’t seem to move the chains. A big problem was that Fields’ run game was bottled up very well, rushing seven times for only 11 yards.
The defense made a couple big plays, with rookie cornerback Kyler Gordon and linebacker Nicholas Morrow each coming up with big interceptions to put the Bears in the red zone. However, they started to crumble in the fourth quarter, allowing the Bills to put the game out of reach, although it didn’t look like the Bears offense were going to do anything anyways.
Overall Reaction: Chicago Bears fall to Buffalo Bills 13-35
A lack of weapons for Fields was again clear, becoming even more exposed when the Bills were able to stop Fields from rushing. The leading receiver in yards was rookie Velus Jones Jr., but he only caught two passes on the day. Tight end Cole Kmet led the team in receptions with five, but only totaled 27 yards. The lack of separation along with the poor blocking up front continues to combine for a poor offense. Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy also stubbornly stuck to the run late in the game, not giving Fields an opportunity to throw the ball even when the Bears were down. Questionable play calling down the stretch, for sure.
The defense can only keep the Bears in the game for so long, especially against an explosive Bills offense. This was the case in the game today, despite it looking like the Bills scoring a lot. The Bears did all they could, coming up with big turnovers to keep it close. They benefited a lot from breakout rookies Jaquan Brisker and Kyler Gordon returning from injury. It wasn’t enough in the end, as they continually let up big runs and eventually scores in the fourth quarter.