In sports media, terms like “historic win,” or “generational talent,” get thrown around so much that they begin to lose their real meaning. However, the Bears’ loss to the Lions on Sunday was truly historic in its own right. The team lost in a way that no other NFL team has ever done before, according to ESPN 1000.
Despite this setback, the Bears had been dominating for three and a half quarters. They followed their script to win a game: run the ball well on offense, take the ball away on defense. Justin Fields was electric in his return and made huge plays both with his arm and legs. The team’s performance was as dominant as they could have hoped for on the road against the class of the NFC North.
However, it all came crumbling down for another disappointing loss as the Lions scored 17 unanswered points in the final four minutes of the game. It begs the question: where did it all go wrong? Was conservative playcalling to blame? Or was it the inability to make a stop on defense with the game on