The Tennessee Titans fell hard to the Chicago Bears despite an outstanding display from a defense that almost never got to come off the field. The Titans offense couldn’t manage to find first downs until late in the 2nd qtr. Despite not having the ball for the first half of the game, the Titans outgained the Bears on offense 148 yards to 136 yards.
The Bears offense struggled almost as much, though their defense capitalized and terrorized, making the Bears offense struggles mute as they took at 28-2 lead in the first quarter.
Mistakes were everywhere on the offensive side of the ball for the Titans. They were flagged every other play, specifically for illegal formation, something that has plagued them throughout the season. Poor playcalling came along with it, particularly the fact that they wouldn’t challenge the Bears deep in any attempt to bring the deficit closer.
Points came in bunches once again in the 4th quarter as the Titans gave the ball back over and over, including a late fumble by Jared Cook that put the Bears over 50 points.
Titans RB Chris Johnson broke his own record, pulling off an 80 yard TD run, the 5th of his career, the only RB to ever do so.
If I’m running the Titans, there is some serious thought about making coaching changes, at least at the offensive coordinator position.
No offense really showed up this game. The Bears struggled to find success against a defense that was on the field all day and the Titans offense couldn’t help but hand the ball over the Bears. I hope the Bears offense buys the defense dinner. Either that or the Bears defense should buy dinner for the Titans offense.
Usually you have the dinner before you plow them though.
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