Chicago Bears: 28
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Final Analysis for the Chicago Bears
Passing Offense: Jay Cutler did everything he could to keep his team in the game. If Alshon Jeffery makes that late catch on 3rd-and-long, then this is a different outcome.
Passing Defense: It was just an awful second half for the secondary. The tackling was poor and busted coverage ultimately lost them the game.
Rushing Offense: What a terrific game from Matt Forte. He was sharp in reaching the edge and finished with two rushing touchdowns.
Rushing Defense: Once again poor tacking proved to be a problem for the Bears. Eddie Lacy was slowed by an injury, but James Starks was able to chew up big yardage.
Special Teams: Devin Hester rebounded nicely to set the Bears up with good field position in the second half. Adam Podlesh still struggled with his punts.
Coaching: Marc Trestman did a nice job of calling plays on offense, but his defense just couldn't get it done. Mel Tucker will receive warranted criticism this offseason after this game.
First-Half Analysis for the Chicago Bears
Passing Offense: Jay Cutler's completion percentage has to get better. This passing game needs more of a rhythm if the Bears want to keep this Green Bay offense on the sidelines.
Passing Defense: Great job to intercept Aaron Rodgers twice. Julius Peppers' forced fumble could have been a game-breaking play for the Bears, but they failed to pick up the ball.
Rushing Offense: Matt Forte has been very good on the ground, and he needs more touches in the second half. Michael Bush even chipped in with two good carries.
Rushing Defense: The linebackers and defensive ends have done a good job setting the edge and forcing Eddie Lacy back towards the middle of the field.
Special Teams: A terrible punt from Adam Podlesh was almost overshadowed by a couple of bad Devin Hester returns, including one where he almost lost the football.
Coaching: It was a smart challenge early on by Marc Trestman. Mel Tucker's defense is playing fast and aggressive, but both men get a downgrade for their players not picking up a loose ball when no whistle was heard.