Still, Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz may want to adjust whatever it is he’s doing at the intermission. Chicago has been outscored 22-0 in the third quarter this year. Yep, not a single point.
“Believe me, we’re working to correct that,” Bears coach Lovie Smith
said via the Chicago Sun-Times. “And we’re getting closer. … We’re going to continue to work. I
just think the odds say we’re going to get that part taken care of.”
Yes, the odds do say the Bears will score in the third quarter this year. Some other fun signs of the Bears offensive ineptitude:
1. The Bears failed on 28 straight third down conversion attempts before Jay Cutler completion to Devin Hester midway through the third quarter Sunday.
2. Chicago is converting 17.9% of third downs, less than half the league average. The next worst team is 25.3%.
3. The Bears turned the ball over five straight times against the Redskins, the first team to do that since the 2000 Rams. (Guess who was the coordinator.)
4. The Bears have allowed 31 sacks this year. The next closest team has allowed 21.
5. The Redskins said the Bears offense had a ridiculously easy tell for many of their plays on Sunday. Albert Haynesworth just watched to see which Bears offensive players were talking amongst themselves before the play. Of course.