The only glaring part of the Bears’ game against the Saints on Sunday was the lack of urgency. The Chicago Bears’ offense found success against the Saints’ offense but the play-calling by head coach Marc Trestman was questionable at best. The Bears’ offense lacked a true sense of urgency on Sunday that is the main reason why the Bears came up a touchdown and 2-point conversion short of the Saints.
On defense, the Bears did struggle in creating pass rush and in pass coverage but that was expected heading into the game against the Saints. What really went against the Bears’ defense on Sunday was the team’s inability to generate turnovers. In order for the Bears’ defense to be successful the team needs to generate turnovers. The team did not do that on Sunday and that is what gave control to Drew Brees and the Saints’ offense.
Nonetheless, time to release the Chicago Bears week 5 report card.