Carson Wentz throws three touchdown passes, and the Eagles (10-1) offense out gained the Bears (3-8) by nearly 300 yards in Chicago’s 31-3 loss in Philadelphia.
Wentz outplayed the Bears young quarterback in Philly. Mitch Trubisky threw for just 147 yards, and was intercepted twice. The running game had no success against the top rushing defense in the NFL. Chicago had a season low six yards on 16 carries. The offense failed to pick up a single first down in the first half, and finished the game with 8 total.
“We played bad, and we played a good team,” says Trubisky.
“So you put those two together and you’re going to struggle. We put ourselves in bad situations. We weren’t being efficient first and second down, and I’ve got to take care of the football. So yeah we played bad and played a good team so that’s how it goes.”
The defense had one of their worst performances of the season. That side of the ball gave up 420 total yards of offense at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles offense was on the field for more than 37 minutes, and the Bears defense gave up three touchdowns in the red zone.
“That’s a pretty potent offense,” says Bears head coach John Fox. “That’s a good football team that’s had scores similar to what we experienced today. Much like I’m sure the conclusion of some of those games we didn’t play well enough in any phase really for us to compete.”
Bears new kicker Cairo Santos got off a rocky start in his Bears debut. Santos missed a 54-yard field goal in the first quarter that sailed far right. Santos did nail a 38-yard kick in the third quarter for the Bears only points of the game.
The Bears have now lost four straight games. They are back home next Sunday afternoon. Chicago will host the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field.