Chicago Bears: Three duds from a Week 17 loss to the Packers
By Cody Young
The Chicago Bears once again got beat by their longtime rivals
The Chicago Bears took on the Green Bay Packers this past Sunday and it was made abundantly clear just how far apart these two teams are from each other. The Bears lost this game 35 to 16, after having a great first drive to go up 7-0 it was all Green Bay from then on.
That first drive was probably the best thing about the game for the Bears. The offense was moving down the field with rhythm and the drive took up about seven and a half minutes off the clock.
Chicago actually dominated the time of possession game, with a time of 35:29 compared to the Packers 24:31. Normally a team doesn’t lose by almost 20 points with this kind of advantage. Settling for field-goals is something that absolutely killed the Bears on Sunday, along with several other factors like playcalling and execution.
The winning streak was fun while it lasted but the Bears were given a reminder of the team they really are with this beating from Green Bay. For the last time, of the regular season, let’s look at three duds from Week 17.
Dud #1: Allen Robinson
It feels wrong putting Allen Robinson as a dud because he has easily been the best and most consistent player for Chicago this season. Unfortunately, whether it was through his own doing, the playcalling, or how he was deployed, Robinson has to be labeled as a dud.
In a game like this, you always want your best players to make the biggest plays and that was not the case for A-Rob. Some of the blame can certainly be put on the staff for only getting him 5 targets and really didn’t start utilizing him until late in the game, which leads perfectly to my second dud.