In a sloppy game – both in the performance and meteorological senses – the Bears once again were completely uncompetitive on the road.
The Packers came out, despite a ravaged offensive line, and marched down the field primarily via the run, putting a surprised Bears defense on its heels. After the touchdown on that opening drive, the Packers strip sacked Mike Glennon on the first play of the game for the Bears offense, and that was really that. The play saw Glennon going play action against 10 men up on the line (instead of simply checking out to a quick pass or really *anything* that wasn’t going to be as slow-developing as the play ultimately was (by a guy who isn’t exactly speedy to react on the fly, either)), and it had disaster written all over it from the word go.
The same could be said of the game, which saw Glennon turn the ball over three more times, saw the offense shoot itself in the foot with drops and penalties, and saw the defense unable to do much with the short fields it was consistently tasked with defending.
Behind the eight ball so quickly, the Bears couldn’t lean on the run as much as they probably wanted to, and that’s not going to be a recipe for success with this quarterback and this receiving corps.
Luis will have more on the specifics today, but, like you, I’m awfully frustrated by that awful performance.