Chicago Bears: The good, bad, and ugly from Week 14 loss to Packers

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The Good: Special Teams and Robert Quinn

One of the good from the game was how the Chicago Bears actually scored points in the game. They average 23 points per game for the season but scored over 30 points in each of their last two games. Also, coming out of their bye week, the Green Bay players had a chance to rest late in the season.

For the Bears to have any chance they had to score points. The offense only scored two touchdowns, but they found a way to find other ways to score — special teams.

Cairo Santos hit three field goals and Jakeem Grant returned a punt 97 yards for a touchdown. That was the longest punt return for a touchdown in Chicago Bears history.

The special teams unit also did a great job of giving the offense a chance with a short field. Grant had 131 punt return yards, averaging 43.7 yards per return. Khalil Herbert also did a great job with 128 kick return yards, averaging 25.6 yards per return. The Bears’ offense started multiple drives at midfield or in Packers’ territory.

In addition to the special teams, Robert Quinn continued his redemption tour. He had two tackles, both for loss. Furthermore, he recorded two sacks. He now has 14 sacks for the season after registering just two last season. Now, he has his sights set on Richard Dent’s franchise record of 17.5 sacks in a season.