The good, bad, and ugly from the Chicago Bears loss to the Vikings

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The Chicago Bears drop another game, this time 17-9 to the Minnesota Vikings. Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly from the game.

The Chicago Bears drop another frustrating game and the deathwatch continues. They lost to the Minnesota Vikings 17-9 and now many wonder if next week is head coach Matt Nagy’s final game as the head coach.

Everything Chicago Bears fans complained about their team was on full display in this game. Chicago was undisciplined and wasn’t able to take advantage of prime opportunities to score. They failed to score a point in the third quarter for the seventh time in 14 games. In fact, the game wasn’t as close as the score indicates since they scored a useless touchdown on the final play of the game.

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Going into the game the prevailing thought was that Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins would torch the Bears’ secondary. Every starting defensive back, Jaylon Johnson, Artie Burns, Eddie Jackson, and Tashaun Gipson, missed the game due to COVID. The Bears had to play with backups and practice squad players. The defense stood its ground, however. The unit did all it could to keep the Bears in the game.

It was an intense game between division rivals. Even head coach Matt Nagy, who is sitting on a red hot seat, showed a lot of emotion. He himself was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and came close to getting ejected when he tried to challenge a call. He slammed the challenge flag on the ground and went face to face with the officials before an assistant pulled him away.

The Bears couldn’t recover from bad penalties and mistakes committed in the red zone. It was the same old story from nearly every game this season. Even in the games they won, they had to overcome their own mistakes more than the other team.

Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly from the Chicago Bears’ loss in Week 15.