Podcast: Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns postgame show

Chicago Bears - Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears - Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports /

For Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields, his first start in the NFL against the Cleveland Browns was one he will most likely want to leave in the past. In the 26-6 loss to the Browns, Fields was held to 6-of-20 passing for only 68 yards.

The Browns’ defense also sacked Fields nine times on the day — nine times. Miles Garrett played a big part in that as he set a Browns’ franchise single-game record with 4.5 sacks. Garrett was a monster in this one.

The Chicago Bears offense has one main person to blame

However, the majority of the offense’s ineptitude to move the ball and sustain drives can’t and shouldn’t be placed on the rookie quarterback. That blame should and needs to be directed to coach Matt Nagy.

The fifth-year coach talked about the offense’s performance in his postgame press conference.

“I obviously as a head coach did not do a good enough job of getting this offense ready to go and to be able to play and win a football game,” Nagy said. “It starts with me. It ends with me. It’s as simple as that.”

A lot happened in this game and The Chicago Audible is here to give you the top takeaways from the Week 3 loss. In this episode, Mason West and I analyze what went wrong for Nagy’s offense, discuss Fields’ first day as a starter and highlight a lot of the positives on the Bears‘ defense.

We also talked about how this Bears’ offensive performance, which featured just 47 yards of total offense, felt like something fans have been accustomed to seeing since Nagy became coach in 2018.

Listen as we discuss all the ups and downs.

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