7 thoughts following the Chicago Bears loss to the Lions

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Chicago Bears Thought No. 2: Has Matt Eberflus lost the team?

Without any healthy players that he can rely on, Matt Eberflus has done an admirable job with less-than-ideal circumstances. But his culture and HITS principle may have finally fallen on deaf ears to these players based on the result of this week’s game.

Even Mike Ditka or Vince Lombardi would struggle to do anything with this depleted bunch that looked like a junior varsity team compared to the Lions.

Nothing summed up the Bears’ effort yesterday on the opening drive of the third quarter. After the Chicago Bears sacked Lions QB Jared Goff, running back D’Andre Swift gained 35 yards on third and 18.

You have to be alarmed and disappointed by the total effort of the players. From poor tackling by a defense filled with a bunch of scrubs to shoddy pass blocking by an offensive line that keeps losing bodies in-game, you wonder if the players finally checked out after all the losing in 2022 finally caught up to them. Eberflus said in his postgame conference he did not see it that way, but the result speaks for itself.