Chicago Bears Week 15 Loser No. 2: Offensive Line
Knowing how good the Cleveland defensive line has been this season should have led to the Bears being extra prepared for this matchup. In a game like this, communication and execution by the players up front are of the utmost importance because Cleveland makes a living off terrorizing quarterbacks who do not respond to pressure well. From the start of this game, the offensive line was getting dominated by the Cleveland front. The interior especially was getting walked back into Justin Fields, who was getting smothered anytime he had to stay in the pocket.
Once again, the run game failed to do anything. Sure, nobody has been able to do much running on the Browns, but most teams do not have Justin Fields. Fields only had seven carries for 30 yards, and only a handful of those were designed runs. Luke Getsy could have slowed down the pass rush of the Browns by using Fields in more boots and designed runs in order to move the pocket and keep the defense off balance.
The Teven Jenkins concussion is also a loss from this game, as he continues to be arguably the best offensive lineman for the Bears this season. Not having him will make the run game especially harder to improve because of how he gets after it in that aspect. It will be interesting to see how much time he has to miss.