We've stated all season long how well John Fox, Adam Gase, and Vic Gangio have done putting together schemes and game-plans each week to keep the Chicago Bears competitive, but at the end of the day, they're working with a pretty awful roster on both sides of the football.
Good teams figure out ways to exploit inferior teams' weaknesses, and on Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis, the Vikings did just that. They beat the Bears by a final score of 38-17, effectively ending the Chicago Bears 2015 season.
Some final stats...
- Jay Cutler: 26/ 37, 231 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
- Matt Forte: 8 rushes, 47 yards | 6 receptions, 57 yards, 1 TD
- Jeremy Langford: 11 rushes, 46 yards
- Alshon Jeffery: 1 reception, 10 yards, 1 TD
- Teddy Bridgewater: 16/ 19, 233 yards, 3 TD
- Adrian Peterson: 18 rushes, 63 yards
- Jerick McKinnon: 4 receptions, 76 yards, 1 TD
When we look at this Chicago Bears roster, we see an incredible mountain for general manager Ryan Pace to climb in the offseason. At least 50% of the defense will need to be turned over, and something will have to be done about the atrocious offensive line that leads the league in holding penalties.
We'll have more later, but after seeing this game versus the Vikings, what are your thoughts?