Nope. Wasn’t. Ballgame.
And the Saints.
Their offense couldn’t make a big play. The defense couldn’t make a big play.
Perhaps the most disappointing part was the Bears’ response to pressure in an adverse environment. Or lack of response.
They had a chance to beat a good team on the road. They had a score they could work with. They needed to show poise and make plays. They couldn’t. They didn’t. They lost it when good teams win games. Blocking, coverage, understanding and executing assignments, sensible playcalling -- pffft.
Whatever hope you have for the Bears this season turns on games like this against opponents like the Saints. This explodes a lot of the optimism borne of the win over Atlanta a week earlier, especially on offense.
And now, here comes that Green Bay defense. Duck.