Chicago Bears: 3 individuals most to blame for loss to Rams

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The way the NFC North looked on Sunday should give each team a whole lot of hope. It might end up being a long year for the Chicago Bears, but at least they’re tied with the rest of the division at the moment.

The Los Angeles Rams put a beating on the Bears in Week 1, win in 34-14 in dominating fashion. While the loss was tough, there were some positives.

David Montgomery looked flat-out elite. He picked up right where he left off last year, and the offensive line actually blocked pretty well for him. The rushing attack was certainly reason to be excited.

Akiem Hicks looked healthy and active — yet another positive. Cole Kmet looked strong, being a guy who was tough to take down. Even Andy Dalton had some bright spots. However, in the end, the Bears lost in a brutal fashion.

Who was mostly to blame for the Chicago Bears Week 1 loss vs the Rams?

A lot of things went wrong in this one. As stated, Dalton actually had some bright spots. But, he did throw an interception and lose a fumble. It wasn’t a perfect performance by any means, and one can only wonder how it would have looked if Justin Fields was out there instead.

Beyond Dalton, though, the Bears’ issues go deeper. Many of the issues on display Sunday night carried over from a year ago. This Bears team is strikingly similar to the one we saw in 2020, with some things simply not changing.

There are three individuals who are most to blame for the Bears’ loss to the Rams, beginning with the leadership.