The Chicago Bears were a disaster in all three phases of the game Sunday night.
The Bears were railroaded by the Green Bay Packers 55-14 in front of a national TV audience, their second embarrassing blowout in two games. The offense was horrible (three turnovers), the defense was atrocious (Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdown passes in the first half) and the special teams even got in on the “fun” in the second half.
Bears punter Pat O’Donnell had plenty of work with four punts in the loss, but the one kick he didn’t get off helped sum up Chicago’s night.
In the third quarter, yet another Bears drive stalled and they were forced to punt. Green Bay’s Jarrett Boykin was left unblocked as he stormed through the line, but he didn’t “block” the punt in the traditional sense. Instead, he got his foot on the ball before O’Donnell could.
The play actually was ruled as a fumble and not a blocked punt because, you know, the punter never punted the ball.
Bears coach Marc Trestman summed it all up pretty well after the game.
“We broke down in all three phases,” he told reporters, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
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