Bears have a lot to work on following lackluster MNF performance

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Something is clearly wrong with the Chicago Bears. Even changing play callers did not work.

Before Monday Night Football’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings, head coach Matt Nagy asked offensive coordinator Bill Lazor to call plays. Nagy had been the play caller since he was named Bears head coach.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson II makes a diving touchdown reception against the New Orleans Saints
Allen Robinson II makes a diving touchdown reception against the New Orleans Saints (Photo by the Chicago Bears/Instagram)

The Bears had less than 150 total yards in the game against the Vikings. In fact, they had just 149 yards.

“Just starting off big picture, obviously, we struggled mightily on offense in having the four three-and-outs in the second half,” Nagy said after the loss on Monday Night Football. “We had field position. We couldn’t convert on that in the red zone. It overshadows how well I thought our defense played and the different sudden changes they had, how well our special teams played. I was proud of those guys. So two out of the three parts right now are playing well. It’s been a constant theme for us.”

And Nick Foles struggled in the contest before suffering a serious injury.

Foles was carted off the field late in the fourth quarter. No update has been provided on his condition except that he’s in a lot of pain.

Chicago is heading to the team’s bye week with a lot to work on. The only question is if Nagy, Lazor, and the offensive-minded coaches can fix the problem before their game with the Green Bay Packers.

The veteran quarterback — who was acquired in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the off-season — had his worst game of the season with 106 yards. With the 106 yards, Foles has had three games, where he did not break 200 yards.

The Bears are currently in a four-game losing streak. If they don’t get this problem fixed, it’ll be five straight losses after the Packers game.

Foles has only had one good game since taking over as Bears signal-caller. He had 335 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to the Tennessee Titans.

With no update on Foles this morning, the Bears may be forced to give Trubisky another shot. Or even worse, give Tyler Bray — who came in late following Foles’ injury — his first career start.

Bray has gone 1 of 6 for 18 yards in two career appearances.

Nagy went to Foles over Trubisky, because he felt the veteran gave the team the best chance to win. Since making that decision, Foles has gone 3-5.

Foles — who was previously coached by Nagy in Philadelphia — has gone 202 of 311 for 1,852 yards since being named the team’s starter. He has thrown 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

As the face of the team, the quarterbacks are going to take a lot of the heat, along with the head coach. It’s going to be a rough time for Nagy and Foles before they can get back onto the field to try to redeem themselves.

The Bears have only had three games, where they had more than 330 total yards in offense on the season. Trubisky led the Bears to 363 total yards in a win over the Detroit Lions.

Then, he guided the team to a season-high 437 total yards in a win against the Atlanta Falcons. Foles led the team to 375 total yards in the loss to the Titans.

David Montgomery leads the Bears with 472 yards. Allen Robinson has a team-high 755 receiving yards.

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