Chicago Bears lose Battle of the Bad to Robbie Gould, 49ers

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 03: Kicker Robbie Gould
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 03: Kicker Robbie Gould /

The Chicago Bears got what they deserved against the vengeful Robbie Gould and the San Francisco 49ers: a loss.

Instead of taking advantage of a bad San Francisco 49ers football team, the Chicago Bears ended up as nothing more than a footnote in Jimmy Garoppolo’s first win.

Oh, and Robbie Gould got his ultimate revenge.

Another week of lethargic, uninspired football led to the Bears dropping today’s game 15-14 to the now-2-8 49ers. And Gould scored all 15 points, including the game-winning field goal with less than 10 seconds left.

Gould, who was cut by the Chicago Bears last year, literally beat his old team all by himself. If that isn’t justice, I don’t know what is.

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While San Francisco may be trending upward after their quarterback change, Chicago’s season is spiraling out of control.

Mitch Trubisky rebounded somewhat from his rough performance against Philadelphia, but the Bears kept the clamps tight on him. He attempted just 15 passes, completing 12 of those for 102 yards and a touchdown. He didn’t get a chance to lead a final drive.

Instead, the Bears kept running Jordan Howard into the expectant arms of Reuben Foster and Co. Howard finished with an anemic 38 yards on 13 carries.

All told, the Bears 147 total yards and one offensive touchdown. Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.

And though the defense kept the 49ers out of the end zone, their lack of aggressiveness hurt them at times.

How many times did the Bears have the 49ers in 3rd-and-long only to surrender a big throw from Garoppolo because they didn’t get any pressure? He mustered 293 yards on26-of-37 passing with one interception that wasn’t his fault. In general, the Bears never seemed to bother him.

Might it have been nice to send more than three or four pass-rushers every once in a while? Do the Bears have that little trust in their coverage units?

Well, then again, I don’t blame them. Outside of a few good Kyle Fuller plays, the defensive backs didn’t do much of anything. They allowed over 90 yards receiving to both Marquise Goodwin and Trent Taylor, for goodness’ sake.

And of course, the Bears would waste some of Tarik Cohen‘s best plays of the season, including this incredible punt return. Just when the Bears re-discover their most electrifying player, his play ends up not counting for anything due to penalties calling things back or the rest of the team not holding up their end.

The Chicago Bears played not to lose against one of the worst teams in the league. And, naturally, they got exactly what they deserved: a loss.

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One can only hope, but I’ve seen about all I can stand of the John Fox-led Chicago Bears. I would love to hear that the Bears were willing to give Fox the treatment the New York Giants are rumored to be considering for Ben McAdoo.

Yeah, I know that’s probably not going to happen. The Chicago Bears are too stubborn for that. But it’d be just about the only way I feel like we’d see anything different from this team for the rest of the season.