The Chicago Bears have got a problem: They are a bad football team, and in their first 12 quarters of football this season, they've really only been competitive for about two of them. And those came in the first half of their very first game against the Houston Texans. Since then, they have been flat out bad.
What are they going to do? They're driving on three flat tires right now, while other NFL teams are racing by them, knocking them out of the way as they drive by.
THREE WINNERS FROM SUNDAY NIGHT
- Kicker, Connor Barth: When Robbie Gould was released by the Bears before the start of the regular season, the team had few options on who to replace him with. Barth was brought in, but didn't do anything in the first couple of weeks to signify he was any better than Gould. On Sunday night versus the Cowboys, Barth hit two PAT's, was 1/1 on field goal attempts, and successfully executed a surprise onside kick. Of course, that kick was overturned by a penalty, but he still did it well.
- Running back, Jordan Howard: The rookie looked great in his relief of Jeremy Langford, and provided a spark to an offense that struggled to get anything going at all in the first half. Howard hit the holes hard, ran with aggression, and took advantage of his opportunities. He ended with 9 rushes for 45 yards, which included a long of 36 yards.
- Tight end, Zach Miller: We mentioned before the game that Miller would need to step up and be involved if Brian Hoyer was going to have any success whatsoever, and on Sunday night, he delivered. Hoyer's dinks and dunks added up, with two of them going for touchdowns to Miller in the end zone. Miller ended the night with 8 receptions on 9 targets, for 78 yards and 2 touchdowns. However, he also loses a few style points for gloating and blowing kisses at Cowboys fans after his last touchdown. Not very classy, Miller.
- Honorable mention: Linebacker, Jarrell Freeman: Another outstanding game for Freeman, who racked up another 12 tackles against Dallas. He's making plays all over the field for Chicago, and quickly establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with.
THREE LOSERS FROM SUNDAY NIGHT
- Head coach, John Fox: The Chicago Bears were not very disciplined on Sunday night, and seems to be going through the motions during several series throughout the game. Fox is charged with having his team prepared and motivated, and on Sunday night, they were neither. Fox also had less than stellar clock management, which was outline in more detail HERE.
- Cornerback, Jacoby Glenn: To Glenn's credit, he's had two good games to only one bad game so far this season, but Sunday night versus the Cowboys, he struggled. Glenn was torched, twice, by Cowboys wide receivers, and both times had basically been left in the dust. On the second torching, Dak Prescott connected with Terrance Williams on a 47-yard gain, but Glenn was able to recover and strip the ball, which was then recovered by Chicago.
- Quarterback, Brian Hoyer: The Bears backup quarterback became the Bears starting quarterback thanks to an injury to Jay Cutler, and the offense last night looked exactly like you would have imagined with Hoyer at the helm. The quarterback struggled to get anything going, besides short passes to Zach Miller, and until garbage time in the 4th quarter, barely even looked at Alshon Jeffery. We know he is a backup for a reason, and that he can't make the plays that Jay Cutler can make, but if Hoyer is in there for another week, he's going to have to start looking downfield to his playmakers.
Who were your winners and losers from the Sunday night contest?