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This Is What Went Wrong For The Chicago Bears Against Green Bay

Well... that wasn't pleasant. The Bears opened their season opener at Soldier Field, taking on the division rival Green Bay Packers.

If you didn't watch this game, Green Bay did whatever they wanted for four quarters. Let's get into what happened.

Chicago Defense

No one thought that Chicago's defense would be their strength by any means, but it's not a good sign when you allow an offense led by Jordan Love to do pretty much whatever they want.

The Bears drafted seven defensive players in the 2023 NFL Draft to help overturn a unit that was one of the worst in the NFL. They signed multiple free agents, headlined by linebackers Tremaine Edwards and T.J. Edwards and edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue.

They also had returning players like safeties Eddie Jackson and Jaquan Brisker and corners Jaylon Johnson and Kyler Gordon.

So what gives? This seems like a unit with talent and, better yet, experience in the secondary and linebacker core.

All eyes turn to head coach Matt Eberflus and defensive coordinator Alan Williams.

This is a unit that ranked 32nd in the NFL in scoring defense. If you didn't know, there are only 32 teams in the NFL. In other words, they were awful. I'll give Eberflus and company some slack for last year, considering he walked into a mess that Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace left him.

But in Sunday's matchup vs. the Packers, the Bears allowed 31 points (Justin's pick-six doesn't count against the defense) and 329 yards. Let Jordan Love, in his second-ever start, throw for 245 yards and three touchdowns. The eyes are on Eberflus and Williams; if they don't step up, they could be job hunting soon.

Bears Offense

Where do I even start? From the first drive, the tone was set for the offense when they didn't convert on 4th & one.

All game, I sat there wondering what offensive coordinator Luke Getsy was thinking. He ran too many screen passes and didn't allow Fields to use his best abilities, his legs, and deep balls.

Fields wasn't perfect either, as he had a not-so-great game. He went 275 combined yards, one touchdown, an interception, and a fumble.

It wasn't just him, though. The entire offense looked like a mess. The offensive line allowed four sacks to the Green Bay pass rush.

Newcomer D.J. Moore was silent the whole game, only amassing two receptions for 25 yards. He was only targeted twice by Fields in the same drive and didn't get a throw his way the rest of the night.

It is safe to say that the pressure on Luke Getsy and this offense has been raised to eleven after a long off-season of hype that led to a disappointing performance in week one. I'm not ready to give up on Getsy or this offense, but they've got a lot of work to do to get me and Bears Nation back on their side.

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