In an overtime loss, the Chicago Bears have to feel like they left points on the board in regulation
While the Chicago Bears offense did put up 28 points, they have to feel like there could have been so much more. Especially with the three points loss in overtime.
Yes, the Chicago Bears went with an interesting strategy that set up a long missed field goal attempt. However, in regulation, the team had the ball inside the five-yard line twice and walked away with zero points.
The first occasion came in the second quarter. Jordan Howard took the football at the one-yard line. Considering the player and the situation, this looked like money in the bank. Then, the unthinkable happened.
Howard lost the ball, and the Miami Dolphins recovered. This kept the Bears shut out through the first half.
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The Chicago Bears got the ball back on the 13-yard with first down and goal to go. They still have to convert that situation into points. Instead, Mitch Trubisky made a classic Mitch Trubisky mistake that features tossing the ball up into traffic. This led to an interception.
Even more devastating than the Howard fumble, this turnover led to points six plays later.
Matt Nagy did not have his best day at the office. The defense gave up a devastating 31 points to the Brock Osweiler led Miami Dolphins. However, the offense still has to put their hand in the pile. They left easy points on the board with costly turnovers. They highlighted what turned into a full team loss.