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In sports media, hyperbole is often used to describe wins and losses. However, sometimes these terms lose their real meaning as they become overused. It’s okay to use hyperbole in sports, but it should be used sparingly and only when appropriate.
On Sunday, the Chicago Bears lost to the Detroit Lions in a truly historic fashion. According to ESPN 1000, no other NFL team has ever done something like this before: losing in regulation with a plus 3 turnover margin and 40 minutes of plus time of possession. The Bears had won all 48 games prior to this loss.
For three and a half quarters, the Bears played like they were going to win the game against the class of the NFC North. They followed their script by running well on offense and taking away points on defense. Justin Fields was electric during his return and made huge plays both with his arm and legs. It was a dominant performance that left many fans impressed.
However, things came crashing down for another disappointing loss as the Lions scored 17 unanswered points in the final four minutes of the game. This was just one more setback for the struggling Bears who have been unable to beat quality teams without playing flawlessly for four quarters straight.
So what went wrong? Was it conservative playcalling that failed them or their defense’s ability to make stops when needed? Did they fail to take advantage of every opportunity presented by their opponents or give up too many points at once? Were they simply not good enough or did Eberflus’ HITS program fall short in building a winning program? Or do they lack enough talent on field or are executing at a rate high enough? These are questions that will be debated all week as people try to figure out why they lost again.
The bottom line is that despite their best efforts, the Bears simply aren’t good enough right now to compete with top teams without playing nearly perfect ball throughout the game.