Eberflus and his coaching staff.
The Chicago Bears turtled at the end of the game. Instead of going for it on 4th and 1 at the Detroit 23 early in the fourth quarter, Eberflus chose to kick the field goal.
On two other drives in the second half that resulted in field goals, they went with run plays on third and long.
Normally on the road, it is not a bad decision to take the three points. Against a Lions’ offense that averages 27.2 points a game, good for second in the league, you cannot always be settling for field goals.
This coaching staff finds new and inventive ways to lose games.
Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy’s late game play calling has come into question. That pass attempt to Scott was a single back, shotgun call. Fields may have had other options, but you could tell the play was designed for a deep shot.
That incompletion allowed the Lions to save their final timeout. Plus, minimal time came off the clock. The offense also looked disjointed after the opening drive until halftime.
The defense has gotten better since Eberflus took over play-calling duties. He got taken to school in the game’s final four minutes by a quarterback who had thrown three picks.
It is another example of how this team cannot handle success under this head coach. Losing another game in this manner is one more reason why he should not be the head coach for another minute.