What we learned from the Chicago Bears loss to the Saints

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What we learned from the Chicago Bears 20-12 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

After two straight wins, the Chicago Bears fell to the New Orleans Saints 20-12. There were so many ups and downs in the game, which made it both thrilling and frustrating. Overall, the defense kept the team in the game. For the Chicago Bears to only give up 20 points to the Saints (in New Orleans) is really promising, because it shows that the performance in the past two wins was not a fluke.

The Saints got the ball to start the game, and proceeded to march right down the field into Chicago Bears’ territory. The Saints were forced to attempt a 31-yard field goal, but Chicago Bears’ cornerback Kyle Fuller was offsides, which gave the Saints a first down. On the next play, Saints’ running back Alvin Kamara ran it in from eight yards for a touchdown.

In the second quarter, Bears’ kicker Connor Barth kicked a 27-yard field goal to make it 7-3. Towards the end of the quarter, Saints’ running back Mark Ingram had a 1-yard rushing touchdown to give the Saints a 14-3 lead at halftime.

In the third quarter, the Chicago Bears defense was very good and they did not allow the Saints to score, at all. The only score was a 44-yard field goal by Barth, which made it 14-6.

In the fourth quarter, Saints’ kicker Will Lutz kicked a 45-yard field goal to make it 17-6. With 3:58 left in the game, Chicago Bears’ running back Tarik Cohen ran it in from one-yard to make it 17-12. The Bears failed to convert the two-point conversion. Lutz added a 49-yard field goal with 1:35 left, which just happened to be the final score.

Now, let’s get into some of the key plays, as well as what we learned from the game.