The Bears’ offensive front had some difficulty picking up the Cardinals’ blitzes, especially on Chicago’s first two drives of the game. Trubisky was sacked on third down for a 17-yard loss on the Bears’ first drive of the game, and on their next drive allowed a strip-sack. Penalties by the offensive line also stymied Chicago’s offense. Guard Eric Kush was flagged for a personal foul (chop-block) that pushed the Bears out of Cardinals territory, and a false start. Tackled Bobby Massie was also guilty of a false start penalty. However, the O-line did pave the way for their running backs to total over 100-yards on the ground for the second time this season.