Without Alshon Jeffery and with Eddie Royal still trying to shake free of nagging injuries, the receiving burden fell heavily to Bears tight ends, particularly with a need for the Bears to establi
The Bears’ overall game plans on offense and defense were effective, with special teams enduring one of the worst stretches in recent memory.
Another area that wore down being left on the field by a Bears offense that managed just nine minutes and 23 seconds of possession time in the second half.
The last time the Bears were shut out in a regular season was in 2002, that time by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 15-0, with Henry Burris as quarterback.
A difficult area to grade for reasons not entirely having to do with the defense.