New play-caller, same results: Bears offense struggles as skid hits four

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Matt Nagy or Bill Lazor. Old or new. It didn’t matter.

The Chicago Bears’ (5-5) offense is broken beyond repair, regardless of who calls plays, an assignment that fell in Lazor’s lap during Monday night’s 19-13 divisional loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Chicago’s offense occasionally showed life in Lazor’s Bears playcalling debut, but it finished the night 2-of-11 on third down and contributed six points.

Losers of four straight, the Bears are stuck in a cycle of offensive futility. Nothing seems to work. No help is on the horizon. Suddenly, a team that opened 5-1 might find itself in last place in the NFC North in a matter of weeks.

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The Vikings (4-5) are surging and next play the disappointing Cowboys (2-7) on a short week.

The Lions (4-5), whom the Bears miraculously beat in Week 1, take on the depleted Panthers (3-7) without Christian McCaffrey and possibly Teddy Bridgewater on Sunday.

Green Bay (7-2) looks light-years ahead of the rest of the field.

Typically,

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