Bears vs. Chargers: Week 8 Postgame Reaction

Chicago Bears lose to the Los Angeles Chargers 13-30

A sizable beatdown, the Chicago Bears got dominated on Sunday Night Football, getting blown out by the Los Angeles Chargers 13-30. With quarterback Justin Fields out for another game with a thumb injury, Tyson Bagent stepped in as the play-caller for another week. However, unlike last week, Bagent and the offense couldn’t get it going and the game got out of hand early.

On the offensive side of the ball, the night was filled with punts and dead drives. Towards the end of the first half, Bagent led the team down on a long and methodical drive. Hitting wide receiver DJ Moore and tight end Cole Kmet for a few short passes, running back Darrynton Evans finished the job off with an 11-yard touchdown rush to cap the Bears’ only touchdown of the first half. The rest of the game was filled with punts and turnovers, which was highlighted by a turnover on downs in Bears territory. Although they managed to score a late touchdown, it was too late at that point to matter.

On the defensive side, the Bears defense let up five straight touchdowns to the Chargers offense, an indicator for how the game went. Despite holding the Chargers in a few late drives, the game was too far out of reach at that point. Linebacker T.J. Edwards continued to shine, leading the team with 13 tackles, with 2 of them being for loss. He also recovered a fumble, continuing to be the best player on the defense. Defensive tackle Justin Jones continued to be a solid run stopper, also contributing 2 tackles for loss. However, the rest of the defensive line failed to pressure the quarterback, finishing with another 0-sack total game.

QB Tyson Bagent finished with 232 passing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, but 2 interceptions. The return of running back Roschon Johnson didn’t help much, as the Bears run game was also stifled. TE Cole Kmet had a monster game, finishing with 10 receptions for 79 yards, the lone bright spot in the Bears offense.

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