The Chicago Bears loss to the New England Patriots revealed a number of things fans are tired of seeing this year.
As a Chicago Bears fan, I watched Mitch Trubisky launch a last-second prayer toward the end zone, I had no delusions that it would result in a touchdown. When Kevin White miraculously came down with it at the one-yard line, I was sure they were destined to score, force overtime, and earn a season-defining win. And when White was stopped a yard short, I wondered why I allow this team and this franchise to continue to do this to me week after week, year after year.
Another crushing loss in a game they should have won. In all three losses this season, the Bears have held a lead of 10 points or more at some point in the game. With the defense being billed as “elite” over the first few weeks of the season, you expected them to win each of them. Until they didn’t.
In each of those games, they found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Unfortunately, Bears fans have become accustomed to that kind of futility. However, this year was supposed to be different. And for a few games, it felt that way.
Yet, in each of the three losses, there have been consistent themes that contributed to the loss. Each of those was on full display yesterday as well. Frankly, it is not only tiresome to see these continue to cost the Bears wins but worrisome that they haven’t been fixed. We examine each of them below.