The game yesterday at Soldier Field in Chicago was, in a word, bananas. The Philadelphia Eagles stunned the Chicago Bears after Bears kicker Cody Parkey “double-doinked” his game winning attempt off the upright AND cross-bar. Turns out the ball may have been tipped, but the kick still has to be made especially from that distance. The bigger issue for me about this game is not Cody Parkey though.
The Chicago Bears offense should be getting a lot of crap on how they played. They put up 15 points against a Philadelphia Eagles team with a broken secondary. They are missing three starters from the start of the year. Malcolm Jenkins is the secondary’s lone survivor. So how is it that the Bears could only score that much? Allen Robinson took full advantage of being covered by guys off the street, but other than that? The team didn’t do much.
Trubisky played okay. Not bad, but not good. He occasionally missed throws but also dropped a couple dimes to the aforementioned Robinson and wideout Anthony Miller. But all in all the offense should’ve scored more.
Matt Nagy has been praised throughout the year for his renovating of the Bears offense, but they looked like they lost their identity in the game. Running back Tarik Cohen only touched the ball four times. In the most important game you have to give the ball to your top playmakers, which Cohen has been for Chicago this year.
Don’t worry though Bears fans. Nagy is still a great coach, Trubisky is still young, and the Chicago defense is going to be good for a while. The Bears will be back in serious contention next year.
-Jarrod Ribaudo (@Jribs53)
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