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Bears Game Grades: Just when you think things can't get any worse ...

Mark Carman Avatar
September 25, 2023

It’s the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur so these are going to be brief. But before I begin my hopefully “easy fast” here are my grades from the Bears 13th straight loss.

Quarterback:  F

99 yards. You can’t say “F it” and not break 100 — even with stunning drops from DJ Moore and another week of curious play calling. Year 3 and not cracking 100 is stunningly horrifying. For the third straight week Fields did not run nearly enough – this time for 47 yards.


DJ Moore looks like he should be in a Southwest Airlines commercial — wanna get away? Chase Claypool 1 catch on 4 targets. Robert Tonyan has yet to catch a pass in a Bears uniform. How is all of this possible?

Offensive Line: C

Fields was sacked only three times. He had time, sometimes plenty of time. Kudos to Larry Borom stepping in for Braxton Jones. Darnell Wright got beat by Chris Jones for one of the three sacks but that is to be expected. Jones is one of the best. When the running backs were given a chance to run the ball they averaged over 4 yards per carry.

Running Back: C

Crucial fumble and a holding penalty on Roschon Johnson takes the grade down but both backs did well when given an opportunity. Use them more, Luke Getsy. They are your only hope.


Patrick Mahomes had time to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and call his parents. The Bears did not register a sack. They gave up 41 points. Mahomes sat out most of the second half. I am not making this up.

Secondary: D

10 Chiefs caught at least one pass and Travis Kelce walked out of the stadium with Taylor Swift. Not much this group can do with no pressure. I am giving no credit to the two interceptions from Jack Sanborn and Quindell Johnson off Blaine Gabbert when the game was over.

Special Teams: A

46-yard average on five punts for Trenton Gill, the best player on the Bears until further notice.

Coaching: F

Fields is getting worse. So is the defense. Has Matt Eberflus lost the locker room? We will find out next Sunday.

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