Chicago Bears: These were the biggest disappointments from Week 7

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Chicago Bears disappointing player(s) No. 1: Offensive Line

In the picture above, you see Justin Fields getting assaulted by Shaq Barrett and Antoine Winfield Jr. This was a common theme of Sunday’s game, as the Buccs finished Week 7 with four sacks, three interceptions, and two recovered fumbles off three forced fumbles. So, in a nutshell, this defense “ate”.

And I’d say most of that blame goes onto the offensive line.

With Lachavious Simmons playing incredibly poorly because of Elijah Wilkinson’s COVID-related absence, the offense had so little opportunity to do anything.

It’s surprising that the Chicago Bears even scored three points with how inept the offense was of having any sort of success against the Buccs that wasn’t because of Khalil Herbert.

Herbert is showing that he’s going to be a very nice addition to this offense, and once David Montgomery is back, the running back room should be set up to carry a lot of weight.

However, with so many holes in an already lackluster offensive line — Teven Jenkins, Larry Borom, Germain Ifedi, and Elijah Wilkinson — it doesn’t surprise me that the offense has struggled even with Justin Fields.

As excited as I still am about Fields, the offensive line will need to offer some help if they want to succeed; it’s as easy as that.

It’s good to see that they have some young depth coming in once they’re healthy, but the current offensive line has lots of reasons to be on this list week-in and week-out if they continue to be as disappointing as they’ve been a majority of this season.

Now, onto the next disappointing Chicago Bear of Week 7…