Chicago Bears: Grading Their 55-14 Loss To The Green Bay Packers
Nov 9, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) talks to head coach Marc Trestman in the second quarter during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
I don’t know if there are enough words in the dictionary that could accurately describe how poorly the Bears played in this game. With their backs against the wall and their playoff lives hanging in the balance, the Bears played like a team that was simply going through the motions.
Despite having two weeks to prepare for their opponent, the coaching staff failed to devise a plan to slow down Rodgers, or any of the Packers for that matter. Over the last two games, the Bears’ defense has given up 80 points in the first half while the offense has produced just seven.
Following another disappointing loss in which his team gave up 50 points for the second straight game, Trestman stated that he is responsible for how this team plays and that the level they are playing at is not good enough right now.
The bad news is that the Bears are looking at another year of what could have been. The good news is that Bears fans do not have to wonder about who this team is any longer. They have shown that they are a bad team that probably overachieved last season despite the fact they went just 8-8.