Chicago Bears Week 4 vs Lions: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Eddie Goldman vs Lions (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Deon Bush (Chicago Bears)
Deon Bush vs Lions (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions (Week 4): The Bad

With a well-played game such as this one, it’s hard to pinpoint the bad things that happen throughout the afternoon. However, there were a few blemishes. Although the Bears’ defense has been performing well so far, their secondary has taken the brunt of most of their shortcomings.

In the fourth quarter, Detroit scored their second touchdown of the afternoon, which cut the Bears’ lead to 10 points. Lions quarterback Jared Goff threw a 25-yard touchdown strike to wide receiver Kalif Raymond. This score happened due to a blown zone coverage by Chicago Bears safety Deon Bush.

In other not-so-good news, Chicago still has shown trouble with their third-down efficiency. On the afternoon, the offense converted on just one of eight third downs. Yes, they still managed to put 24 points on the board, but having a better third-down conversion rate will make this offense even better, and give this dominant defense even more rest on the sideline.

Penalties didn’t play too much of a factor for the Bears. They were called for seven of them, but most of them weren’t too costly. One that did hurt them a bit was a false start by James Daniels, which put the Bears even deeper in their own territory. The other was a catch interference penalty on Xavier Crawford. This gave the Lions good field position on their first touchdown drive in the third quarter. Outside linebacker Khalil Mack was flagged for roughing the passer, but that was a penalty that shouldn’t have been called.