4:24 PM ET
The Chicago Bears are in complete free fall and in danger of having their once-promising season slip away.
The main culprit — again — the offense. It’s hard to find the right words to describe how pathetic the Bears are on offense. Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans was such an utter embarrassment (until garbage time) that it is difficult to see how the Bears can recover.
The NFL’s most penalized team, the Bears repeatedly sabotaged whatever chances they had to score by routinely self-destructing in critical moments, including, not one, but two consecutive offensive penalties on fourth-down plays.
The Titans entered Week 9 as the league’s worst third-down defense.
The Bears went 2-of-15 on third down.
All season, Tennessee struggled to stop the run. The Titans had allowed 128 rushing yards per game — until, that is, the Bears arrived in Nashville.
The Bears collectively ran for 56 yards.
Stop me if you have heard this before: The Bears wasted another solid performance