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Bears’ fourth-down gamble fails

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In his first season in Chicago, Bears coach Marc Trestman has shown a willingness to take calculated risks.

On Sunday, he took one that didn’t work out for his club.

Trailing 24-14 in the third quarter at St. Louis, the Bears faced a 4th-and-goal from the St. Louis one-yard-line. The Bears kept the offense on the field, and tailback Michael Bush was stuffed for a loss off the left side.

Three plays earlier, Bush dropped what seemed likely to be a touchdown on a swing pass to the right.

After the fourth-down stop, the Rams drove down and hit a field goal, extending their lead to 27-14 with 3:59 left in the third quarter.

It’s been a frustrating day for the Bears thus far. Their defense has struggled, and the offense missed a key third-quarter scoring opportunity.

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4 Responses to “Bears’ fourth-down gamble fails”
  1. larryboodry says: Nov 24, 2013 3:50 PM

    Memo to Marc Trestman:

    Stop doing this. Stop it now.

    Memo to Craig Steltz:

    Thanks for nothing.

  2. 4dabears says: Nov 24, 2013 4:39 PM

    Memo to Marc Trestman:

    Beat it pal! This isn’t the CFL.

  3. midwaymonster72 says: Nov 24, 2013 5:13 PM

    memo to Tressman: Keep going for it our Defense can’t hold anyone and Field goals are useless.
    memo #2- Fix the Defense

  4. iowahbr says: Nov 24, 2013 5:58 PM

    Today Urlacher, sitting in a Hoveround, could have played better than the Bears LB group. Every Rams run was 10 yards or more. We traded no score Lovie for no-D Trestman. Time for another rebuilding year and who cares what happens to Cutler. We get the same results with Josh for 1/5 the cost.

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