Recurring mistakes lead to another loss for the Chicago Bears

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The Chicago Bears defense showed up versus the Vikings

The offensive mistakes in tonight’s game overshadowed the defense’s performance. With the Bears missing their entire starting secondary, defensive coordinator Sean Desai’s unit limited quarterback Kirk Cousins to just 87 passing yards on 12 of 24 passes. Backup safety Deon Bush also intercepted Cousins over the middle of the field.

Justin Jefferson — one of the best receivers in the league — had just 47 yards and a touchdown. After running for 205 yards against Pittsburgh on Thursday Night Football, Dalvin Cook was held to just 89 rushing yards against the Bears.

But still, the 17 points were too much for the Bears to overcome. The Bears’ sole touchdown came on the last play of the game. Fields connected with tight end Jesper Horsted for a 19-yard score.

Even though the Bears were dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, that wasn’t the reason why they lost their second consecutive game and have now been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. The offensive issues have been constant over the years, and so have Nagy’s reasons for those problems.

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"When you get to a point of where you’re at right now, you want to be able to score more points,” Nagy said. “Again, it’s complimentary football, and we’re not doing that right now. … it starts with me, and it ends with me. I accept complete responsibility for that, and I think that’s important to understand. You learn a lot through this process."