Which Chicago Bears laid duds in Week 12 vs. Jets

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The Chicago Bears fell to the New York Jets in a blowout on the road. The final score was 31-10 and the game got out of hand early in the second half for the Bears. Mike White defeated Trevor Siemian in the battle of backup quarterbacks, and it was not even close. The Bears were already banged up going into this game, but they will leave New York with some more injuries to key players, including Eddie Jackson and Darnell Mooney.

It was just a rough week for the entire Chicago Bears. They are decimated by the injury bug at key positions, and they had to face the wrath of Mike White, who did whatever he wanted to against the Bears.

Chicago Bears Week 12 Dud No. 1: Chicago Bears secondary

While the entire defense looked unprepared for this new-look Jets offense, the secondary specifically struggled to keep separation to a minimum. There was a plethora of big plays allowed, including a 54 yards touchdown to Garrett Wilson and a 42-yard catch by Elijah Moore.

The Bears are missing some of their key players in the secondary with Jaquan Brisker and Kyler Gordon. They also lost Eddie Jackson midway through the game today, so the secondary was basically Jaylon Johnson, Kindle Vildor, and a bunch of backups playing.

Still, the players were getting beaten on most plays and they struggled to tackle in the poor conditions. There were many runs that went for extra yards because players in the secondary missed key tackles.

Kindle Vildor made a couple of key plays on third downs, but he also allowed a touchdown to start the game and missed an open-field tackle that resulted in the second Wilson touchdown. He has been asked to play a big role as the starting boundary corner opposite Jaylon Johnson, and he has been quite inconsistent this season. There have been flashes that he could remain the starter in the future, but after a game like today, there are more questions than answers with Vildor.