For a moment there, I actually thought the Bears had a chance to pull one out of their asses. Every year, there is at least one game where the Bears have no business being in it and somehow, shock everyone (including themselves).
Poor Brian Hoyer. The guy still finds himself in the NFL. He even had a chance to break an NFL record with five straight games of 300 yards or more. Yes, as insane as that sounds, he had a chance to set an NFL record with five straight games of 300 yards or more. It appeared that he had a chance until he threw a pass with his arm going right into Julius Peppers’ helmet. He either broke it on the follow-through or when he was falling on the ground. Enter Matt Barkley. He had a nice pass or two to start. But after? Not so much. No need to get angry at this guy for sucking in this game.
Rodgers gets hit and the ball comes out. First-round Leonard Floyd recovers it and it’s a touchdown. Bears up 10-6 in the 3rd. Then, Aaron Rodgers happens. And it happened a lot. Three touchdowns on three straight drives assured the Packers of a victory. The Bears’ defense couldn’t tackle nor stop getting penalties. They also couldn’t cover anybody either. Tracy Porter was shown throwing his helmet on the sidelines.
With the Bears now at 1-6 (far off from the 19-0 I had with them in Madden), they can at least do the right thing by letting Barkley start. Nine games remain and the Bears should see if they some type of backup. I forgot about Connor Shaw and his broken leg in the preseason. The Bears should should bring him back next year just to see what happens. It will be for cheap, too. But for now, throw Barkley out there for the rest of the season or if he gets hurt (whichever comes first).
One last thing I want to mention: Kyle Long made a big mistake this season. He’s one of the few players on this team that is worth a damn and while we all appreciate him trying to play, it was stupid. The guy had a torn labrum in training camp and instead of getting the surgery to conserve his body this year, he tried to tough it up. He was injured trying to pull up Hoyer after he was hurt. This shit is so bad, you can’t make it up. The Bears really fucking suck.