Chicago Bears’ Failure to Execute Leads to Loss to Denver Broncos


Jay Cutler summarized the Chicago Bears loss to the Denver Broncos 17-15 perfectly- the Bears had several opportunities to take down the AFC West-leading Broncos, but they were far too inconsistent to get it done. No one play defines a game; it’s an accumulation of many plays that decides the outcome.

Here are some key takeaways:

The defense looked far too inconsistent, and at times they looked flat and slow. They did make some great plays, but there was something off. The defensive unit did manage to sack Brock Osweiler 5 times and at times made crucial plays, however, the ones they missed were too big to overcome.

The offense was facing the NFL’s number one defense so to have success, the offense needed to perform flawlessly. That simply did not happen. The good news is team again showed that they never quit and almost came back at the end. Personally, I don’t have a problem with John Fox going for it on fourth and goal with over 10 minutes to go. He had no guarantee the offense would get back down there and for nine minutes he was right. On the two point conversion, again I had no problem with the call. It was the same play they used against the Chargers successfully. Cutler read the line of scrimmage and checked into the run, and it just came down to poor execution. Jeremy Langford ran to towards right guard, but Hroniss Grasu appeared to be confused and stepped back into a pass block rather than lunge forward into a run block and the defensive lineman was untouched.

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Some post game interviews with Jay Culter,  John Fox, and Matt Slauson.

Nov 22, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Cody Latimer (14) catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) not pictured against Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Other post game notes:

The Bears didn’t commit one penalty throughout the game.

Jay Cutler’s second interception was reversed correctly to a fumble.

Martellus Bennett refused media interviews after the game.

Marquess Wilson had his first 100 yard game- 4 receptions for 107 yards.

On an odd note, both QB’s tripped their running backs during the game, when is the last time we have seen that?

Per PFF, LT Charles Leno graded out the highest of all Bears at +2.8.

Other PFF notes: Tracy Porter rated the fourth best CB in the league on Sunday at +2.8. Also Porter held Demaryius Thomas to 2 catches for 11 yards on 7 targets. (He did not coverage on Thomas for the TD, linebackers blew the coverage).

Pat O’Donnell had a terrible game punting averaging 34.3 yards, but overall the special teams did okay.

Game Highlights

Despite a 4-6 record, the Bears are currently 4-3 since 0-3 start and the three losses were by a total of eight points. The team is playing far better than last season in spite of all the injuries.

Next up are the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. The Pack took care of the Minnesota Vikings in what was a huge win for them. The Bears playoff hopes have dimmed but to be fair, none of us expected them to be in the hunt anyway. Its not over yet, but the have to run the table.

With Carey most likely out on Thursday due to concussion protocol, Bears fans can expect Matt Forte to be ready to go on Thanksgiving night.