10 thoughts on the Bears' 23-16 loss to the Packers

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 06:20:31 AM. 10 thoughts after the Bears fell to the Packers 23-16 at Soldier Field, the seventh straight season they have lost at home to their arch rival.
10 thoughts after the fell to the 23-16 on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field, the seventh straight season they have lost at home to their arch rival. 1. One mistake you can make evaluating teams in the midseason is forgetting each game is an individual entity and there is not necessarily carryover (good or bad) from one Sunday to the next. The mistakes — and there were plenty of them in the latest affair — will not necessarily appear this coming Sunday when the come to Soldier Field. But the main takeaway I had was that this is the kind of loss that could end up coming back to haunt coach John Fox and his staff at the end of the year. Sloppy at times. Uninspired at other times. Undisciplined for sure at times. The Bears had the bye week to self-scout and look to tighten up a few things, as much as an team can at the midway point of the season, and they were catching the Packers on a short week after they were pummeled on Monday night by the Lions, who got a masterful performance from quarterback . The Packers were without starting quarterback . They lost right tackle and safety to injuries in that Detroit game. They were missing tight end , who was released mid-week after he opted to shut it down for the season and have shoulder surgery before, you know, the claimed him off waivers and put him on the field Sunday night at Denver. More on the ex-Bear Bennett below. The Packers had dropped three in a row and maybe that worked against the Bears a bit because Green Bay came in...Read more
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