Barth’s Big Blunder sums up Bears’ heartbreaking loss

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Tarik Cohen
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Tarik Cohen /

The Bears lost in heartbreaking fashion for the third game in a row, this time by the score of 27-24 to the Lions.

The Bears frustrating season continued on Sunday, as the Monsters of the Midway fell for the third game in a row, dropping to 3-7 on the year.

The game got off to a good start for the Bears, as a Connor Barth field goal and Adam Shaheen touchdown grab made it 10-0 after just two drives.

Unfortunately it was all downhill from there. A Mitch Trubisky fumble recovered for a touchdown was the beginning of the downfall for the Bears.

Touchdown catches by Marvin Jones Jr and Ameer Abdullah sandwiched inbetween a Jordan Howard touchdown run gave the Lions a 21-17 lead at the half.

The Bears did a good job of erasing the Lion’s second-half momentum, as the Defense held the Lions scoreless until a Matt Prater field goal early in the fourth quarter.

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Down 7 with about ten minutes remaining in the game, Mitchell Trubisky led the Bears on an 8 play, 78-Yard drive sealed by a Tarik Cohen touchdown run to tie the game at 24.

Cohen rebounded from his one-touch performance last Sunday with 59 all-purpose yards and a touchdown.

The Lions then followed up with another Prater field goal, this one from 52 yards away with just 1:35 remaining.

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For the third straight week, the Bears had the ball with less than two minutes remaining with a chance to tie or win the game.

These chances seemed bleak on a 4th-and-13 near midfield, where Trubisky made one of the best plays of his young career, escaping pressure en route to a twisting first down around field goal range.

A first down completion later, and the Bears were just 46 yards away from overtime.

Connor Barth, who was 10 for 13 before the attempt, trotted out for a reasonably makable field goal.

Good snap, good hold…. atrocious kick.

Not even close. The ball wouldn’t even have went through if the goal posts were twice as wide. Just horrible.

The Bears fall to 3-7, and 0-4 in the division. It’s always tough to lose likes Bears did, but it hurts even more when everybody else plays as good as they did today.