Chicago Bears: 3 Observations from loss to Eagles in Week 9

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The Chicago Bears muddle through another frustrating loss. It appears that at the halfway point of the season all may be lost.

Another Sunday, another frustrating loss. The Chicago Bears went to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles and spent the game embarrassing themselves for a good part of the season before waking up and making the score at least look respectable.

Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky again struggled to do any good on a consistent basis. He continued to have the same problems that plagued him throughout his career — missing out on basic throws, making bad decisions, and failing to go through his progressions.

Of course, another thing that usually happens in a Trubisky-led game — he made some throws that prevent some from losing faith in him. After a half in which the offense mustered up just nine yards, Trubisky went out and made a couple of plays that brought the Bears back, such as the 53-yard bomb. Those plays are critical for the Trubisky backers to say that he just needs some more time.

Yes, the offensive line wasn’t the greatest. They committed penalties that put the offense in a hole. That’s been a horrible trend all season long. However, there were too many times when he did have time but still couldn’t make a play.

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It appears that head coach Matt Nagy has trouble coming up with plays that fit Trubisky’s skills. At this point, even basic plays are tough for him. His confidence is shot and it seems that nothing is able to bring it back. He looks confused and lost on the field and is trying too hard to make a play.

Coming up with a solution to the Bears’ offensive struggles is difficult. There are tough decisions that have to be made, but it seems like those decisions will be made this offseason if they make them. They stood pat at the trade deadline so this is what they have for the rest of the season. That means we will see more struggles this season.

In the meantime, let’s go over some of my thoughts on this loss.