The Chicago Bears came away with a much-needed win against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Not only did the Bears snap a six-game losing streak against the Lions and a six-game losing streak at home, they injected hope into the fan base.
After an ugly 0-3 start in which the Bears consistently looked uncoordinated and overwhelmed offensively, Bears’ OC Dowell Loggains received harsh criticism regarding his ability as a play caller. He was called out as being predictable and unimaginative, and the Bears looked unprepared and consistently seemed to sputter on offensive drives.
But in last Sunday’s game against the Lions, the Bears’ offense looked coordinated and balanced, and we finally saw Dowell Loggains’ potential as a play caller.
The Bears strung together two drives that lasted over 5 minutes, each resulting in points, and three drives with more than 10 plays. They had 408 yards of total offense, two offensive red-zone touchdowns, won the time of possession battle for the first time this year (33:14 versus 26.46), and had the most first downs in a game (23) this season.
What were the keys to the Loggains-lead Bears’ attack?