The Chicago Bears got annihilated by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. What's worse, though, is that the 41-10 final score wasn't even the major story to come from the game. Instead, the Chicago Bears were an afterthought in the pop culture story of the day, as music superstar Taylor Swift and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce took their budding relationship public at the game.
The season is only three weeks old, and already writing about the Bears brings about a sense of cruel deja vu each week. There are only so many ways to say that this team is playing terrible football, so let's spice it up and celebrate the NFL's newest power couple by handing out Taylor Swift songs.
It was only last month that the season appeared to be so full of promise for the Bears. Training camp offers hope to all teams, but after such a dismal season in 2022, it especially buoyed Bears fans that thought the team was still changing for the better. Taylor sang, But I can see us lost in the memory, August slipped away into a moment in time. After three weeks in which it has been clear that the Bears have actually regressed, August seems like a long time ago.
Death By a Thousand Cuts
Taylor sings, I can't pretend it's OK when it's not, so let's dedicate this song to the entire Bears team. The Bears aren't losing because one player or unit is underperforming. It's a total team effort that is keeping this team down. The defense gets no pressure on the quarterback, tackling is poor, the offense turns the ball over, Justin Fields can't stop getting sacked, and even special teams missed a chance to down the Chiefs at the one this week. Depressed Bears fans leaving the game can certainly identify with the lyric, I ask the traffic lights if it'll be all right, they say I don't know.