Chicago Bears Defeat Colts: Ten Things

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Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; General view of a third down marker during the first quarter of the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game between the Indianapolis Colts against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Third Down Conversions

The Bears offense needs to improve their third down conversions.  They finished 0-5 in a first half played primarily by the starters and ended the night 3-12 converting third downs.  Part of their trouble might have come from losing some of their top wide receivers, but penalties put the Bears into difficult conversion situations.  In order to sustain long drives, the offense needs to convert on third downs.  The lack of conversions is part of the reason why the Bears first team offense also failed to score touchdowns.  The starters had to settle for field goals, which won’t cut it when the real action starts against the likes of Green Bay, Arizona and Seattle the first few weeks of the season.

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