The Chicago Bears have made their short season by overcoming big fourth-quarter deficits to sneak out victories en route to a 3-0 record. But for the first time this season, the Bears faced a team that wasn’t going to let them hang around for too long.
The Bears dropped their first loss of the season — a 19-11 beating — to the Colts, a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score indicated. It was an brutal performance in all phases for the Bears, from offense to defense to special teams.
But while the defense looked questionable at times, they did hold the Colts to four field goals after they allowed a touchdown on Indianapolis’ first possession of the game. And holding a team to 19 points should be enough to win.
The offense, on the other hand, was brutal. They couldn’t pass the ball. They couldn’t run the ball. They couldn’t score. The Bears offense was held to just three points for the first 58:25 of the game until quarterback Nick Foles found receiver Allen Robinson for a garbage-time touchdown — and a two-point conversion — to cut the lead to eight.
A failed onside kick spelled the end of Chicago’s undefeated season and left the team with more questions as they enter a short week where they’ll host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football.