Chicago Bears: Ugly realities rear their head in loss to Packers

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Just as many of us Chicago Bears fans have become accustomed to, the team lost a tough one to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Week 6.

This was one of those games where, even Packer fans had to admit, the officiating was suspect at best. While the referees weren’t the sole reason the Bears lost this game, they sure didn’t make it easy.

But, they missed some calls on the Packers’ side too. One has to wonder how much differently this game would have gone had the officiating figured things out.

Again, aside from the officiating, the Bears had reasons of their own for this loss. They were not the better team on Sunday, and it showed.

Though a 2-game win streak showed a lot of promise, the Chicago Bears are still who we thought they were.

On this 15-year anniversary of Denny Green’s infamous rant, we can honestly say that these 2021 Bears are who we thought they were against the Packers.

The defense came out strong, specifically the front seven, and held Green Bay to 29 first quarter yards. The offense, though, failed to move the ball consistently throughout the game.

We have all seen this story unfold before, and it’s nothing new. But, in this game specifically, there are some things that surfaced which were the main reason for this loss.

Some ugly realities made themselves known, and if the Bears are to correct things before taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week, these three realities must be taken into consideration.