The only thing worse than watching the Bears blow a 20-0 halftime lead, was having to go in to work Monday morning when you’re a Bears fan living in Wisconsin. To be honest I had a hard time sleeping because I kept reliving the events that led to our unthinkable loss. New look team, same disappointing result.
A few key moments stand out that ultimately led to the season opening defeat:
Overshadowed in the tough loss was the play of Khalil Mack, Roquan Smith, and Akiem Hicks. Mack, in limited action, made the defensive play of the year so far stripping backup QB Kizer and taking it to the house. Smith recorded his first career sack on his first career play! Imagine when both these studs get in game shape! Other than that, the offense showed glimpses of magic early on, but lack of execution and poor play calling stalled most second half drives.
If there is a silver lining, it’s that the Bears were up 20-0 at half in Lambeau Field. Without looking at past seasons, I can’t even remember the last time the Bears had a sizable lead against the Pack. We knew there was going to be some growing pains, but nobody expected us to come out the gates and look like a playoff team. Unfortunately complacency and a lack of unity amongst a newly put together roster was the main reason the Bears are 0-1.
Oh yeah and that Rodgers guy. Next time just put him out for the whole season...