Chase Claypool

Winners and Losers from Bears’ Week 12 loss to Jets

If Week 12 confirmed anything for the Chicago Bears, it’s that they are who we thought they were. It should come as little surprise that an offense without QB Justin Fields under center mustered only 10 points and looked out of sync for most of the game. It shouldn’t shock even the most diehard Bears fan that Chicago’s defense gave up chunk plays to Jets running backs and allowed QB Mike White to look like the next coming of Joe Namath.

This is the 2022 Chicago Bears, a team dependent on the wizardry of Fields and a turnover or two on defense to keep the game close.

Close it wasn’t on Sunday. Chicago lost 31-10. The margin of defeat felt wider than that.

Still, it wasn’t all bad for the Chicago Bears. There were some individual performances worth highlighting as positives. To remain balanced, I’ll also touch on some of the not-so-great performers.

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