6 thoughts following the Chicago Bears 25-20 loss to the Eagles
Being a soccer fan, trying to watch the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears game following an incredible World Cup final between Argentina and defending champion France was going to be tough.
After witnessing one of the greatest soccer games, if not the best sporting event I have ever seen in my lifetime, trying to watch the depleted Bears against the Philadelphia Eagles, a legitimate Super Bowl contender with the best record in the league, coming off a 48-22 demolition of their division rival New York Giants a week earlier, was going to be a mental challenge.
When the game began, the Chicago Bears looked and played like a team that was still in bye-week mode. They committed three penalties, including the one on the opening kick-off. Then, two players, Equanimeous St. Brown and Teven Jenkins both went down with an injury on the opening drive and did not return. Jenkins had to be carried out on a stretcher, which sent shivers down the spine of many fans.
What many expected to be a blowout by halftime turned out to be a very competitive game. Thanks to the defense that forced three turnovers against MVP candidate QB Jalen Hurts.
The undermanned Chicago Bears put up a valiant effort but fell short against the Eagles
In the end, the Eagles had too much talent and firepower on offense and defense. The Bears lost 25-20. Their defense sacked Justin Fields six times and receivers DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown both had 100+ yards receiving.
The talk on Chicago sports talk radio this past week was about the Eagles offering a blueprint on how to build a roster this upcoming offseason. The Bears saw it firsthand how much of a talent gap exists between them and an elite team like the Eagles.
Here are my six thoughts following the Bears’ loss to the Eagles.