Chicago Bears Week 1 vs Rams: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Chicago Bears, Andy Dalton
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Finally, the 2021 NFL season is underway, and for the Chicago Bears, things have started off on the wrong foot. In their nationally televised Sunday night matchup on the road, the Bears stumbled out of the starting blocks with a 34-14 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. With new faces on the roster and in vital coaching positions, things can take time to come together. However, that may not be an excuse for a team to lose in the fashion in which Chicago did.

In his regular-season debut with the Bears, quarterback Andy Dalton didn’t have a productive game that is expected from an 11-year veteran, but it wasn’t all bad either. Dalton did throw a red-zone interception on Chicago’s first drive of the game but did finish the contest completing 27 of 38 passes for 206 yards.

Even in defeat, the Bears did do some things that they can hang their hat on. However, they also have some things that need to be addressed immediately. All in all, Week 1 for the Bears showed where they stand in comparison to the rest of the teams in the league, and shows what they need to do in order to take the right steps toward another postseason berth.

Take a look at what was good, what was bad, and what was ugly for Chicago in Week 1.