Chicago Bears fans started leaving the stadium Monday night before the third quarter even ended, because for many, staying and watching the embarrassing product on the field was less interesting than sitting in traffic on the drive home.
Heading into the game, the Bears were almost completely healthy, save for one on the injury report-- cornerback Kyle Fuller, who ended up being deactivated for the second week in a row with a knee. But as the game against the Eagles unfolded, the injury bug started biting.
Most notably, quarterback Jay Cutler went down in the 3rd quarter with a right hand injury. He was taken to the locker room after throwing an ugly, embarrassing interception, and before the 4th quarter began, he was ruled out for a possible return.
Also knocked out was starting outside linebacker Lamarr Houston, who injured a knee after landing awkwardly making a play in the 2nd quarter.
Additionally, Adrian Amos and Bryce Callahan were knocked out, both with concussions, and defensive lineman Eddie Goldman (leg).
Running back Ka'Deem Carey also injured a hamstring.
Before throwing the interception, Cutler had made a few nice plays, particularly in connecting with both Eddie Royal and Alshon Jeffery on impressive plays-- Jeffery had a 49 yard reception early on, and Royal, a 31 yard reception.
Jerrell Freeman was making plays all over the field, and the defense was putting some leather on Carson Wentz. Even Jordan Howard came out and made a couple of good hard runs when the running game was stalling.
But all good things must come to a crashing halt with the Chicago Bears, especially when they're on national television. They couldn't tackle, couldn't cover, couldn't contain, couldn't run the damn ball, and couldn't keep from turning it over.
It was embarrassing all the way around, and at this point, starting 0-2 has got to have John Fox concerned.
Chicago has the Dallas Cowboys next Sunday night.