Chicago Bears: Studs and duds vs. Rams in Week 11

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The Chicago Bears went on the road and lost a tough one to the Rams on Sunday night but these were the studs and duds from the losing side.

In a matchup between two teams that have each struggled on offense throughout the 2019 season, both the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears lived up to those reputations. For the majority of the game, each team struggled to get anything going, especially the Bears. They would go on to lose the game, 17-7, falling to 4-6 on the year.

On the other side of the ball and continuing their strong play, the Bears defense was able to create some turnovers to give the offense chances to score. Unfortunately, neither the offense nor special teams could take advantage of these opportunities. Whether it was missed field goals or missed passes, the Bears offense simply could not find any rhythm at any point during the game.

By the fourth quarter, the Rams were eventually able to move the chains and score a touchdown to seal the win over visiting Chicago. However, the only event that people will remember from this game is not the loss itself, the constant missed throws by Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky or his inability to convert on third down, but the fact that he was benched.

With only a few minutes left to play and one more meaningless drive left, Trubisky was taken out of the game in favor of backup Chase Daniel. Although it was later reported that he suffered a hip injury, moments after the move, Bears head coach Matt Nagy could be seen practically leaning on Trubisky, speaking in his ear.

Regardless of the circumstances of his benching, this performance once again increases the validity of the questions that skeptics have towards Trubisky and whether he is the right person to play quarterback for the Bears.

Beyond just the quarterback, let’s dive into the studs and duds for the Chicago Bears from this sixth loss of the 2019 campaign.