2018 Chicago Bears Week 13 Report Card vs. New York Giants
For a change, Chicago’s running game seemed to be going very well in the first half, but Matt Nagy felt that it wasn’t a necessity in the second half. With something that’s working so well, why rely on the arm of a struggling quarterback?
Late in the second quarter, the Bears sacked Manning on back-to-back plays, leading to a third-and-long. It appeared that New York was content on just ending the half on that note. Instead of just letting the clock run out and going into halftime with a seven-point lead, Nagy opted to stop the clock with a timeout, giving the Giants time to convert a first down and get into field goal range. New York then went on to convert on the field goal attempt. Without these three points, the Bears potentially could’ve won in regulation by three points. Although other things could be to blame for this loss, this one decision by Nagy may have been his most costly mistake of the game.