The Chicago Bears lost to the Detroit Lions in an epic battle on Sunday, making history as the first NFL team to lose in regulation with a plus 3 turnover margin and over 40 minutes of possession time. Despite having a dominant performance for three and a half quarters, the Bears suffered a disappointing loss as the Lions scored 17 unanswered points in the final four minutes.
The questions will continue to swirl about what went wrong for the Bears, with some blaming conservative playcalling, while others question if they could make stops on defense when it mattered most. Some may even argue that the team did not capitalize on every opportunity given to them by the Lions, ultimately dooming themselves to defeat.
But regardless of what led to this historic loss, it’s clear that the Bears simply cannot compete at their best without playing flawlessly. With so much talent on the field and an H.I.T.S program in place, it’s time for fans and pundits alike to start asking whether Eberflus’ system is enough to build a winning program or if more needs to be done to develop this roster into a contender.