3 signs that Matt Nagy is in over his head with Chicago Bears

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1. Blown fourth-quarter leads

What stings most about the Chicago Bears’ five-game losing streak is that they were actually in four of the five games until the end. The Bears fought each week, but the fourth quarter crushed them each week.

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Against Green Bay, they cut the lead to 17-14 with less than 9 minutes to go in the game. A stop could have given Chicago life. Instead, Aaron Rodgers kills four minutes and scores a touchdown to put the game away. Against the 49ers the Bears were outscored 18- 6 in the fourth quarter. They lost by 12 in the fourth quarter, and 11 in the overall game.

Then, of course, Pittsburgh and Baltimore saw the Bears lead late. Against Pittsburgh, they took the lead with 1:46 to go, and against Baltimore, it was just 1:27. To blow both of these games is pretty hard to do.

It once again comes to the idea that Nagy is not ready for these situations when his counterparts know what to do, say, and act when they are facing adversity. There were plenty of bumps along the road, but Sunday was an entire car wreck, and one that will put Nagy and his coaching status under the spotlight.