In the aftermath of the Bears’ 19-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, coach Matt Nagy found himself discussing themes that have come up consistently over the past four weeks.
While the defense held the Vikings to 19 points, keeping the game in reach—in theory—until the final moments, the offense sputtered as the Bears lost their fourth straight game. Just as in previous losses to the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans, the focus goes to the offense.
“Just starting off big picture,” said Nagy, “obviously, we struggled mightily on offense in having the four three-and-outs in the second half. We had field position. We couldn’t convert on that in the red zone. It overshadows how well I thought our defense played and the different sudden changes they had, how well our special teams played. I was proud of those guys. So two out of the three parts right now are playing well. It’s been a constant theme for us.”