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The Chicago Bears bumbled their way through a half of football, but came on in the second half to pull out a 19 to 14 win against the New York Giants. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky turned the ball over a couple times, but his overall command of the offense was as good as it’s been all year long. I know, I know, it’s a low bar, but at least is a positive step forward for the third year QB.

Chicago again struggled to close out a team, but they head into Club Dub with a 5-6 record and their slim post season hopes alive.

Now let’s fire through some Patti-Curl-like post game headings!

First half follies

Between the bad reads, dropped passes, penalties, missed tackles, shanked punts, poor route running, dumb play calls, poor pass protection, (did I miss anything?), nothing went right for the Bears in the first 28 minutes of the game. In an all too familiar scenario, the Bears offense only started to show some life when they were in hurry up, 2-minute drill mode.

But then these Bears couldn’t keep the good vibes going as they had to take an unnecessary time out with the clock stopped and just :16 seconds remaining before an incomplete pass on third down.

A late field goal saved the Bears from getting shut out in the half, but there’s no way this Beas team should have gone into the locker room trailing by four points.

It was an embarrassingly bad performance against an awful Giants team in the first half.

Halftime adjustments

Head coach Matt Nagy and his coaching staff went into the locker room after watching their team stink up Soldier Field and they come out with a nice drive to open the third quarter. A good throw from Mitchell Trubisky to Allen Robinson in the middle of the field gave the Bears a TD.

Khalil Mack is back!

Mack was doubled and sometimes triple teamed during the game, but he made the Giants pay with a strip-sack in the third quarter for his first sack since October 27. He also provided some good pressure all afternoon,

That strip-sack gave the Bears great field position and they capitalized (for a change) with a Trubisky TD run.

Eddy Money is sort of back

Eddy Pineiro started the game with a kickoff out of bounds, but he bounced back after some struggles the last few weeks with a couple field goals and an extra point. But then he missed a looong extra point try after the Bears got popped with a couple penalties.

I’d love to see the Bears execute a screen

Just once... For the love of God, please, just one time.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix good again

Another nice game by the free agent addition to Chicago’s defense.

Cordarrelle Patterson is the gunner of the year!

Another nice game buy the free agent addition to Chicago’s special teams.

Leonard Floyd had an active game

He may never be a sack artist, but he’s a good football player.

What are your immediate post game thoughts about the game?

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