For the second week in a row, the Bears sort of beat themselves. Last week they still won, so it was obviously much better, but this week the absence of discipline cost them. They had a myriad of costly penalties. The safeties took bad angles. The red zone offense was catastrophic. The run game was fairly ineffective, especially with Michael Bush walking the ball. The reason the Bears lost this game is because they showed almost no discipline.
A lot of players did play well on the offensive side of the ball, like Josh McCown, Brandon Marshall, and surprisingly Earl Bennett. But other than that, most of the Bears showed a lack of discipline.
Here is my take on the safeties. If they were average players, the Bears would have a mediocre to average defense. They would be able to stop more runs from exceeding twenty yards, and they would do better in coverage. However, because the safeties are so bad, it rubs off on the rest of the defense and makes it horrible.
Next week, the Bears have to focus on minimizing the stupid mistakes and not shoot themselves in the foot. On a side note, I think that the NFC West is officially the most solid division in football. Watch out for ALL those teams.