The Chicago Bears had to settle for a moral victory against Pittsburgh despite suffering a heartbreaking loss. Heartbreak came when the Bears battled back after being down 20-6 to briefly hold a late lead. It was lost on a game-winning field goal by Steelers’ kicker Chris Boswell.
The crushing defeat was sealed when Cairo Santos’ last-second 65-yard field goal attempt fell well short. Then again, it was not as a crushing defeat because rookie quarterback Justin Fields had a breakout performance.
The Steelers were led to victory by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and an outside linebacker T.J. Watt. The legendary Roethlisberger completed 21 of 30 passes for 205 yards and two touchdown throws to tight end, Pat Freiermuth. Watt made rookie right tackle Larry Borom’s night a long one with three sacks, seven tackles, and a key pass deflection late in the game.
The Chicago Bears’ losing streak was extended to four. Welcome to the third consecutive season in the Matt Nagy era the Bears have a four-game or more losing streak. I am sure the collaboration will be outstanding like it has been in the past two seasons in making an effort to right the ship.
There was good and bad that came from the Chicago Bears on Monday night.
The Chicago Bears now go into the bye week 3-6 with momentum even in defeat. It would be nice to stop the moral victories and get the actual win. After re-watching the game and reviewing the game notes, there was some great, good, and okay for the Chicago Bears to cover. There was also some bad and awful to go over.