There were so many good things to take away from the Chicago Bears’ Week 5 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Offensively, Chicago had a 300-yard passer, a 100-yard rusher, a 100-yard receiver, over 500 yards in offense, and they scored more than 20 points for the first time this season. On the defensive side of the ball, the Bears’ 26th ranked run defense held the Colts under 100 yards on the ground, and their pass rush racked up five sacks. Despite all of the stat-filling numbers, Chicago still found themselves on the losing end of the game by the score of 29-23.
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Now falling to a record of 1-4, the Bears are still in a place where they need to find a winning formula. It appeared as if things were heading in the right direction after last week’s win. And seeing how the team played overall versus the Colts, one would’ve thought that the trend would continue. But, unfortunately, penalties played a big part in this loss, and now it’s back to the drawing board for the Bears.
As mentioned earlier, even in defeat, Chicago can still take pride in some of the things that they did at Lucas Oil Stadium. Let’s take a look at what those things are.