The Chiefs handed the Bears their 13th consecutive loss, making it look like a stroll in the park. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes amassed 272 yards and three touchdowns, and subsequently rested on the sideline for most of the second half, watching as his backup finished the game.
We’re breaking down the Bears’ brutal defeat to the Chiefs:
Fields' frustration and off-field turmoil
Justin Fields, the beleaguered Bears quarterback, faced significant struggles, managing only 99 passing yards and a consolation touchdown in garbage time. He demonstrated persistent inaccuracies and was relentlessly pursued by the Chiefs’ defense, enduring three sacks. After a contentious press conference last week, wherein he attributed his “robotic” play to the coaching, Fields led 11 rushing attempts for 47 yards, but to no avail.
Unyielding Chiefs offense
The Bears defense appeared bewildered and impotent against the Chiefs offensive onslaught. Ground scores by Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire were paired with receiving touchdowns from Travis Kelce and Jerick McKinnon. Injuries compounded the Bears’ predicament, with defensive backs Eddie Jackson and Josh Blackwell already out, and subsequent losses of Tyrique Stevenson and others added to their woes.
A city losing hope
Chicago, a city synonymous with a rich sports heritage, is invariably linked to the fate of the Bears. The pain experienced on the field reverberates profoundly within the fans and the city, the resonance of defeat growing louder after each encounter. The clamor for coaching changes and even benching Justin Fields is escalating.
Chicago’s soul longs for a Bears’ win, but while the city clings to hope and anticipation, the likelihood of having a competitive Bears team seems to be dwindling this year.
Next week, the Bears face the winless Denver Broncos, a team that just conceded 70 points to the Miami Dolphins. This upcoming match is a potential redemption game for a team steeped in turmoil. It may also be one of the last opportunities for Justin Fields to play quarterback with the undivided support of the fan base.