Which Chicago Bears laid duds from Week 13 vs Packers?
Chicago Bears Week 13 Dud No. 3: Cairo Santos
Cairo Santos has implemented himself as the franchise kicker for the Chicago Bears. He has been the only consistent kicker we have seen since Robbie Gould. With that said, he had a rough day against the Packers this week.
Santos missed an extra point and a crucial forty-yard field goal in the fourth quarter that would have given the Bears a two-possession lead. This was an uncharacteristic game for Santos who has been almost automatic this season.
The special teams have been lacking a bit lately, and Santos missing kicks is not helping that. Granted it was a very windy day at Soldier Field, but Santos is familiar with the weather here. He has not missed a lot this year, but some crucial misses this season have potentially cost the Bears some wins.
Since Santos has been so good for the Bears, it is very disappointing when he has a performance like this. The Bears need him to be on his game because they cannot afford to leave any points on the board. The defense cannot stop anyone late in the game, so field goals and extra points are must-haves.
Do not expect Santos to go into a slump but do expect the Bears to work on the special teams more in practice, all facets. Santos has been great this season, but this was a game where he left a lot of valuable points on the board, and it did have an influence on the way the ending played out.