Nov 9, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a 40-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jordy Nelson (not pictured) in the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
100 points. Yep. Seriously. The Bears have given up a combined 100 points over the last two games. If the Bears were to somehow turn this season around, they needed to beat the their division rival Green Bay Packers. And, they lost in the most Chicago Bears way possible. What do I mean by that? I mean the same mistakes that plagued this team throughout the entire season ultimately lead to an embarrassing blowout loss to the Pack. But, let’s get into specifics.
It started out like any other Bears game, the offense couldn’t maintain a scoring drive, so after a few first downs, they punted. After giving the ball back to Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers picked apart the defense, as usual. The defense made a goal-line stand, and on fourth and one, the Pack went for it and scored. THIS is how little the Packers respected the Bears offense. Going for it on fourth and one in the first quarter. They knew they’d get the ball back. They knew that be it by terrible play-calling, or a classic costly throw by Cutler, Green Bay was going to have the ball for almost the entire night.
The coaching staff played a huge role in the dreadful outing last night. Green Bay ranks last in run defense, but the Bears refused to Matt Forte the ball. Maybe the Bears could have hung around if Forte was involved early and often. But, if I’m being honest, this is just a bad football team. How could a coaching staff have a team this unprepared after a bye week? There was no game plan for Rodgers. There was no game plan for the best QB in the game, and The Packers made the Bears pay. Rodgers had six touchdown passes in the first half alone. At the half, it was 42-0, and it left me wondering.. “Where do you go from here?” What could possibly be done to restore greatness in this organization? I’m currently glancing at my phone every few minutes, patiently awaiting a notification that every member of the Bears coaching staff has been fired. I hate sounding so cliche, but is it time to “Blow it up and start over”? Unfortunately, I think so.