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Instant Reactions: Chicago Bears blow 21-point lead at home to the Denver Broncos for 14th straight loss

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October 1, 2023

There are few words to be had after watching the Chicago Bears blow a late three-touchdown lead to somehow lose to the Denver Broncos 31-28 on Sunday.

We will try anyway …

Nicholas Moreano

It wouldn’t be a Bears game if you weren’t left on the edge of your seat not knowing what the hell was going to happen at the end of the game. The Bears had a 21-7 lead at halftime thanks to the play of Justin Fields, and then in a flash it disappeared. The Broncos tied the game at 28 with 6:55 left in the fourth quarter. Fields then led the offense on a 11-play, 57-yard drive to potentially take the lead with a field goal, but the Bears elected to go for it on fourth-and-1 at the Denver 18-yard line. The Broncos made the stop. Russell Wilson led his Broncos down the field to kick a 51-yard field goal to take a 31-28 lead. Fields was then intercepted on the final drive. Just like that 14 straight losses for the Bears. There has been a lot of bad Bears football and somehow this one was the worst of them all.

Will DeWitt

Leave it to the Bears to ruin Fields’ first 300-yard game as a passer. Anywho, it’s status quo for our favorite team as they drop four-straight to begin the season. Even though the offense looked improved at times, it’s an excellent reminder about how these games are about all three phases. Everybody needs to step up if the Bears want to win games in this league.

Greg Braggs Jr.

I really have no words. I don’t. I can’t describe how much this hurts. To go for it on 4th and short and run it out of shotgun is a fireable offense. Luke Getsy should be ashamed of himself. Any person will tell you in short down and distance play you go under center. They didn’t and it cost them the game. The defense couldn’t hold on but considering the entire secondary is out with injures, I can only really be mad at the play call that decided the game. The fumble also opened up the flood gates. Once again there, Getsy had the spotlight on him. You were gashing Denver on the run and then you throw in a bootleg play action fake that Denver had already been all over. Bad play call combined with the fact that Justin should’ve just ate the sack. In what was his best game of his career. So unbelievably disappointing. The Bears continue to find ways to lose. And the fanbase has to just eat it week after week.

Kevin Kaduk

Chicago has seen an unending parage of awful head coaches and worse offensive coordinators over the years. And somehow Matt Eberflus and Luke Getsy are worse than every single one that has come before this. An absolutely indefensible loss.

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