Chicago Bears: Week 11 offensive and defensive MVPS
Just a couple of hours before kickoff, former league MVP Lamar Jackson was ruled out due to an illness. Former undrafted free agent Tyler Huntley stepped up on short notice for Baltimore and ultimately did enough to keep the Ravens in sole possession of first place in the AFC North.
Justin Fields left the game injured
On top of losing the game, the Chicago Bears also lost their rookie quarterback to injury. Andy Dalton made some solid throws in relief, but having your franchise quarterback leave the game and not return isn’t encouraging. His rib x-rays came back negative, but it is unclear if he will play in the team’s upcoming game on Thanksgiving against the Lions.
The Bears lost the game in the final seconds
The Chicago defense held up well for almost the entire game. But when they needed to step up with the game on the line, they failed to deliver and allowed a backup quarterback to march 72 yards down the field in under 80 seconds.
The drive was aided by a pass interference call on Kindle Vildor as well as multiple lapses in coverage. The Bears now sit at 3-7 and would need nothing short of a miracle to make the playoffs. As the Bears season has begun to spiral out of control, it seems the Bears are quickly approaching the end of the Matt Nagy era.