The Chicago Bears are in crisis mode offensively as they look to climb their way out of the NFC North cellar and snap a three-game losing streak in a critical road clash with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
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When: Sunday, Nov. 3
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
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The kicking woes the Bears (3-4) thought they solved with the signing of Eddy Pineiro resurfaced with last Sunday’s 17-16 home loss to the Los Angeles Chargers as his 41-yard field goal attempt as time expired hooked wide of the left post. It was the second miss of the game for Pineiro, who also hit the upright with a 33-yard try in the first half.
The real controversy, though, came throughout the game leading up to the missed kick, as quarterback Mitch Trubisky again struggled and coach Matt Nagy created a firestorm in Chicago when he opted to take a knee on the play before Pineiro’s second miss instead of trying to move potentially closer.
Trubisky has thrown for 504 yards in two games since missing Chicago’s Week 5 loss to Oakland with a shoulder injury. He failed to throw a touchdown pass vs. Los Angeles and the two he had vs. New Orleans came with the outcome well decided. The 2017 No. 2 overall pick has just five TD passes in six games after throwing 24 in 2018 in helping the Bears win the NFC North.
Philadelphia (4-4) arguably saved its season with a complete performance in a 31-13 victory at Buffalo last Sunday to salvage the last game of three straight on the road. Former Bears player Jordan Howard had a season-high 96 yards and a touchdown, while rookie Miles Sanders scampered 65 yards for his first rushing score, as the Eagles rolled up a season-best 218 yards on the ground against a Bills team that entered the contest yielding 91.3 per game.
The Eagles’ much-maligned defense turned in one of their better efforts of the season, limiting the Bills to 253 total yards after cutting starters each of the last two weeks following losses.
Philadelphia has won the last four games between the teams after eking out a 16-15 victory in the Wild Card round last season. Bears kicker Cody Parkey’s deflected 42-yard field goal hit both the left upright and the crossbar before falling no good with five seconds to play.