The Bears saw their season crash and burn on Sunday following a loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Well, it wasn’t the loss to the Green Bay Packers which ultimately ended the Chicago Bears‘ season. But, after the Minnesota Vikings took care of the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, it was set in stone. The Bears would be eliminated from playoff contention a year after winning the NFC North with a record of 12-4.
This game against Green Bay wasn’t just any game. It was a chance to keep hope alive. The Bears were riding a 3-game win streak and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky had been playing his best football of the season during that span. It wasn’t over just yet, and a lot of fans felt like these Bears were going to pull off an upset to keep the season alive. Yet, there were others out there who felt this team was a bit of fool’s gold going into Week 15.
While it came down to a final drive which could potentially tie the game, the Bears were never really close to the Packers in this one. It felt like the Packers had controlled the pace, for the most part, especially after scoring two touchdowns in the third quarter. A comeback fell short on a last-second play which failed to get into the end zone by just a few yards.
This game proved what a lot of us had seen all season long. There are many questions which need to be answered after this season is indeed over. That’s just a couple of weeks away for the Bears, but this game against the Packers got me thinking: There are some glaring issues on offense which need to be addressed.
The offense wasn’t the main reason for Chicago’s loss to the Packers — it was several areas which failed to capitalize against Green Bay. But, this game proved a few things need to change on offense next year. If this was the final nail in the coffin, the Bears’ brass should ensure the following areas are fixed in 2020; areas that have been pain points all year long.