Running diary: A lot of dumb and a lot of bad
An undermanned defense played their asses off and the offense was just ass
As the Matt Nagy era careens to its inevitable wet thud, the Bears played another game at night on national TV. I watched it all so you didn’t have to
But you did, didn’t you?
Hard to believe anything that happens on the field will be dumber than whatever that “sexy” violin open on ESPN was supposed to be.
The Bears win the toss and defer. I mean, when you have a chance to be down 7-0 before you take a snap, how could you turn it down?
ESPN puts up a list of defensive backs who have dressed for the Bears tonight. A guy named Bopete Keyes is on the list. Clearly they’re just making stuff up.
Third and three and the Vikings go deep and are going to punt. Kirk Cousins had a receiver wide open on a crossing route for a first down. Your first reminder that Kirk Cousins blows.
Jakeem Grant fields the punt at his 15 and returns it about 20 yards to the…15. He ran mostly straight east, right down the yardline.
After a holding call on Teven Jenkins (his fifth in five quarters) the Bears do nothing and end up with a third and 17 where Fields throws a pass to Cole Kmet one yard down the field. A tradition unlike any other.
Vikings start their next drive with a screen pass to Dalvin Cook and Roquan destroys him. There’s a lot of field without Roquan or Robert Quinn on it, and the Vikings really need to find those areas.
Bears have the Vikings in third and eight. It’s Bopete Keyes time! Probably. Oh, nope. A long gain to Justin Jefferson, instead.
Rookie draft pick Thomas Graham Jr. has not been deemed good enough to dress in any game until this one. And now he’s covering Jefferson. I’m sure it’s going to work out fine.
Jefferson catches a 12 yard pass in the corner of the end zone. Oof. He’s wide open on every play. Remember when Terrell Owens caught 20 passes against the Bears on Jerry Rice Day in San Francisco? I’m sure Dave Wannstedt remembers it, I hope Kap asks him about it on the postgame show.
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