The good and the bad in the Chicago Bears loss to the Detroit Lions

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The Chicago Bears lost another close game.

This time, the Detroit Lions erased a 14-point second-half deficit to squeak out a one-point win. Penalties, an undermanned defense, a pick-6, and a missed extra-point field goal was the reason the Chicago Bears lost their third-straight game.

The Bears have also lost six of their last seven games.

The Chicago Bears appeared poised to get an easy victory when quarterback Justin Fields found Cole Kmet for a 50-yard touchdown pass.

The Lions answered back with a touchdown drive and then Fields threw an inexplicable interception that was returned for a touchdown.

Fields responded with an amazing dash for the endzone on the next series.

Cairo Santos missed the extra point and the lack of talent on defense could not keep quarterback Jared Goff from leading the Lions down the field for the winning touchdown drive.

The Bears got no help from the officials. There were some questionable missed calls. The Chicago Bears also played undisciplined football as they committed nine penalties.

Despite another loss, there were three great performances for the Chicago Bears. There was one bad performance by the defense to address in the latest loss.

Justin Fields was great again.

Fields continued his recent string of great play. He completed 12 of 20 passes for 167 yards and two touchdown passes. He also ran for two more scores and rushed for 147 yards.

He bulldozed his way to the endzone for his first touchdown.

Fields has been making history ever since the New England game. The one thing Justin has done is he continues to solidify himself as the Bears’ franchise quarterback.

Justin Fields still has some growth left in his game. That pick-6 was brutal. He did show his field processing is getting better.

It would be nice to see Fields throw for over 200 yards more consistently. Right now, the Bears are getting yards on the ground so that will come in time. Plus, Fields is part of a new breed of quarterback where it is more than just total yards passing. You have to take in account what he does with his feet as well like Lamar Jackson.

Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy called a strong game until the final minutes. He is doing a good job of working to Fields’ strengths and keeping him comfortable with the offense.