Bears Fall Again-Losers of 5 in a Row (Chicago, IL) — The Chicago Bears lost 16-13 to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. The Bears now losers of five in a row, the last two coming in heartbreaking fashion, will certainly have some things to sort out going forward.
Chicago looked like they were about to get their first win since they beat the Raiders over a month ago, when they took a 13-9 lead late in the fourth quarter. Andy Dalton who replaced rookie starter Justin Fields (rib injury) in the third period, found receiver Marquise Goodwin for a forty-nine yard touchdown with under two minutes left in regulation. However, Baltimore responded with a five play seventy-two yard drive, resulting in a Devontae Freeman rushing touchdown, which all but sealed the victory for the Ravens.
The Bears defense showed up again, and did a pretty good job on first time starter Tyler Huntley. They held the Ravens to six points through three quarters. Huntley replaced Lamar Jackson, who was out with an illness unrelated to Covid -19. Chicago sacked the second year pro six times, and linebacker Roquan Smith had a monster day with 17 total tackles, 13 of which were solo.
The young quarterback finished 26-36 for 219 yards and an interception. He also ran seven times for 40 yards. On the final drive, Huntley hit Duvernay for 21 yards, then found veteran receiver Sammy Watkins for 29 yards, and set the Ravens up with first and goal from the three yard line. Freeman would go on to score and the Ravens would win and bounce back after a disappointing loss to Miami last week. Baltimore improves to 7-3.
Chicago falls to 3-7 and the status of franchise quarterback Justin Fields is unclear. Dalton played well in limited action, going 11-23 for 207 yards and two touchdowns. Darnell Mooney led the Bears with 5 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. Goodwin contributed with 4 receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown.
Chicago travels to Detroit to face the winless Lions (0-9-1) next week.
Baltimore will host the Browns next Sunday night on NBC.
Bears Fall Again-Losers of 5 in a Row