Dan Powers - USA Today Sports
Dan Powers - USA Today Sports

Bears Position Grades after loss to Packers


by - Staff Writer -

There was some good and a lot of bad on Sunday night as the Bears dropped their game in Green Bay. The Bears are now 1-1 after getting smoked by the Packers, 27-10 at Lambeau Field.

So let’s take a look and give out some grades based on the performances by position after the loss to Green Bay.

Quarterback D+

Justin Fields has had better games in his career, completing only 7-of-11 passes for 70 yards and an interception on Sunday. Fields ran for a touchdown and nearly had another, but he needs to make better throws if he wants to continue to progress.

Running backs A

David Montgomery finished the day with 15 carries for just 122 yards and two catches for 14 yards. Khalil Herbert was solid, he spelled Montgomery with four carries for 38 yards and caught one pass for three yards. Bears will hope to keep both involved as the season continues.

Wide Receivers D

The passing game was not active, mostly due to a conservative game script. Third-year wideout Darnell Mooney caught just one pass. Equanamius St. Brown caught two passes for a team-high 39-yards. Nobody else got involved. The Bears certainly have some playmakers they will look to get the ball to more.

Tight Ends D

This unit certainly has talent with Cole Kmet and Ryan Griffin, but the pair combined for just one catch and 18 yards. Keep an eye on them as the season continues.

Offensive Line B

The offensive line was solid, allowing just three sacks of quarterback Justin Fields in the hasty Lambeau Field environment. This unit was good in the run game as well. Definitely not the reason they lost on Sunday.

Defensive Line F

The defensive line was bad. The Packers gashed the Bears in the run game, and aside from Trevis Gipson’s pair of sacks, the defensive line was awful on Sunday.

Linebackers B

Roquan Smith had 11 tackles and was everywhere for the Bears. The rest of the unit was involved — with Robert Quinn having a sack off the edge.

Secondary C

This unit was nothing special on Sunday. Eddie Jackson and Jaquan Brisker were heavily involved, and no, Jaylon Johnson did not allow any big plays — but they were not spectacular by any means.

Special Teams B

Kicker Cairo Santos made an extra point and a field goal. Tristan Ebner had four returns for 98 yards which was solid, and Trenton Gill punted four times and was able to land one inside the Packer 20.

Playcalling C

The play calling was not improved in Matt Eberflus second career game with the Bears. The Bears came out the gates hot on the first drive and struggled to get anything going offensively after. A fourth-and-goal QB draw call from the one-yard was controversial, and the second-half play calling was terrible.

Nonetheless, week 2 is in the books and the Bears open the season 1-1. A New era of Bears football is upon us.

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