What we learned from the Chicago Bears loss to the Packers

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Despite a bye week, nothing changed on offense

Run-run-pass. run-run-pass and run-run-pass is the endless cycle of ignorance by the Chicago Bears. They have to change up their style of offense, in order to see any type of improvement towards the end of the season.

Not only was the play-calling bad, but everybody on the offense made mistakes. The offensive line was inconsistent and they gave up five sacks, now some of that was Mitch Trubisky holding onto the ball for too long, but most of it was just bad protection.

Kyle Long was active, and he even played on the field-goal unit, but he did not play on the starting offensive line. Instead, Hronnis Grasu was at center, while Cody Whitehair shifted over to right guard.

Grasu is one of the worst centers I have ever seen. Let me sum up his performance in one tweet.

As far as running the ball, it is hard to put much blame on the line in regards to opening up running lanes. Jordan Howard had 15 carries for 54 yards, but it is hard to run the ball when you are facing stacked boxes. Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews talked about how one dimensional the Bears are:

In the passing game, Trubisky had his best game of the year. He completed 21 of 35 passes for 297 yards and one beautiful touchdown, which was to Josh Bellamy.

Sure, he had some plays that were frustrating, but I thought the good plays outweighed the bad ones. There were some overthrows and plays where he holds onto the ball for too long, but he is a rookie quarterback.

Dontrelle Inman really helped the offense today. He had six catches for 88 yards.

For as good as he looked all game, he did drop a third down pass in the final minute of the 4th quarter that would have been a first down. Hopefully, we do not see much of that going forward, but he is clearly the best receiver on the team.