Matt Nagy Talks Bears' Offensive Struggles: 'It Starts with Me and It Ends with Me'

Doric SamDecember 21, 2021

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy protest a call against his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski

The Chicago Bears struggled on offense in Monday night's 17-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

After the game, Chicago head coach Matt Nagy accepted responsibility for the team failing to produce points. Nagy was the offensive play caller on Monday.

"It starts with me and it ends with me," Nagy told reporters.

The Bears scored their only touchdown of the night on the final play of the game when quarterback Justin Fields found Jesper Horsted in the end zone for a 19-yard score.

Chicago had opportunities to score earlier in Monday's game but failed to convert. In the first half, the Bears made it down to Minnesota's 10-yard line before running back David Montgomery fumbled, and the Vikings recovered

A penalty on Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks early in the fourth quarter gave the Bears the ball on Minnesota's 7-yard line, but that drive stalled and ended in a turnover on downs.

Throughout the game, Chicago fans at Soldier Field voiced their frustrations by booing and periodically chanting "Fire Nagy!"

Chicago fell to 4-10 after its eighth loss in its last nine games. The Bears had 14 players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, including veteran wide receiver Allen Robinson II and the entire starting secondary.

Fields threw for 285 yards on 26-of-39 passing and added 35 yards on the ground. He was playing without both starting tackles, as right tackle Larry Borom was on the COVID-19 list and left tackle Jason Peters sat out with an ankle injuryIt was Fields' second game back from a two-game absence caused by broken ribs. 

The Bears will look to end their three-game losing streak next Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.