Another loss, more injuries and another all-around disappointing effort by the Bears Saturday in a 23-7 loss to the Chiefs at Soldier Field.
The Bears starting offense was stagnant. Jay Cutler completed only 6 of 15 passes for 45 yards. Jeremy Langford was held to 17 yards rushing on six carries. The Bears as a team rushed for only 59 yards on 19 carries.
The Bears defense wasn’t much better. In the first half the Chiefs had scoring drives of 13 plays and 62 yards, 10 plays and 55 yards and 11 plays covering 70 yards, and 8 plays covering 62 yards. In the third quarter they added another 9 play 33 yard scoring drive.
Chiefs starting quarterback Alex Smith was efficient completing 20 of 30 passes for 181 yards.
Bears cornerback Tracy Porter left the game with a head injury. And quarterback Connor Shaw left the game late with an ankle injury that appears to be serious. Shaw accounted for the Bears only score of the game by completing a touchdown pass to Cameron Meredith.
Meredith was one of the few bright spots for the Bears. He had four receptions for 64 yards. Rookies Jonathan Bullard (3 tackles, 2 TFLs, 1 sack) and Deiondre Hall (1 interception) also played well.
The time of possession stat said it all. The Chiefs controlled the football for 37:10 to the Bears 22:50.
The Bears have one preseason game remaining next Thursday at Cleveland.