Eagles start strong, hang on to beat Bears

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The Eagles absolutely destroyed the Bears for most of today, jumping out to a 19-0 lead in a game that wasn’t even that close. But after that the Eagles took their foot off the gas pedal, and in the end Philadelphia escaped with a win that was closer than it should have been.

The final score was Eagles 22, Bears 14, but that doesn’t come close to describing how thoroughly one-sided the game was through the middle of the third quarter. Only late in the game did the Eagles begin to sleepwalk and let the Bears back into it.

Eagles running back Jordan Howard had a good game against his old team, carrying 19 times for 82 yards and a touchdown. Carson Wentz was solid but not spectacular, completing 26 of 39 passes for 239 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions.

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky struggled again, finishing just 10-for-21 for 125 yards, and coach Matt Nagy may be considering a switch at quarterback. That’s how ugly the Bears’ offense has been.

With the win, the Eagles improve to 5-4 and keep their NFC East hopes alive. The Bears are 3-5 and in last place in the NFC North.

33 responses to “Eagles start strong, hang on to beat Bears

  1. Doug Peterson and his putrid play calling made a game of it. The Eagles are dominating the line of scrimmage and Doug starts throwing bubble screens near the goal line and he starts passing the ball instead of running it.

  2. Bears it is time to start evaluating QB’s, TE’s & OL. The offense is just that offensive. Naggy and Pace should be proud….Not!

  3. Were it not for the one deep pass we gave up and some fluky things happening at the goal line, this would’ve been a massive blowout. I did get a little concerned in the beginning of the fourth quarter. Credit to them for being able to finish a game. Hopefully we have come over that hump now. We haven’t won a game like this in a while.

  4. I have been a Bears fan for 55 years, thru thick an thin…..mostly thin. Could have watched the game, but did not bother. Went out a raked leaves instead. I have two tickets to Lions/Bears game on Thanksgiving, I am not going, I want to enjoy the day. Garbage offensive football is not good for your appetite.

  5. Look on the bright side. Mack had four tackles with no sacks! Good thing you spent all that money and draft capitol on that! 😀

  6. The Bears should get one of the qbs with their top 10 pick in this year’s draft oh wait they don’t have a first thanks keep up the losing bears lol….

  7. holocene23 says:
    November 3, 2019 at 4:36 pm
    Look on the bright side. Mack had four tackles with no sacks! Good thing you spent all that money and draft capitol on that! 😀

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    You forgot to add that for most of the day, he was assigned to a rookie, Andre Dillard. Nice job, kid!

  8. Q: What has happened to that dominant Bears defense from last year?
    A: Offense is 3 and out, Defense has to play 2/3 of the game

  9. This is what happens when you run Nagy’s offense, the defense gets gassed in th 3rd and 4th quarter because your offense generated 9 yards in the first half. All you Mack haters can stuff it, this would be a lot uglier with Hicks out if they didn’t have Mack. Still better than Paces first round gems Kevin White, an undersized Leonard Floyd, a Trubisky and Inconsistent Roquan Smith. I’ll take Mack every time.

  10. Bears are the most disappointing team in the league this year and it’s not even close. Other than Trubisky and a couple of O Linemen they have enough talent to win, yet continue to come up with new and creative ways to lose winnable games. Zero leadership or evidence of accountability up to and including their GM doesn’t give hope for a turnaround any time soon.

  11. I watched this game. It was horrible on both sides. Every time I looked up there’s a flag on the field. As bad as Chicago was, if they don’t commit a couple stupid penalties they may win that game. Eagles only comfort is they play in the NFC East.

  12. We now know that Trubisky can find receivers if they are open enough to sell hot dogs. About finding receivers on the 2nd or 3d progression or even a tight 1st, nothing doing. Some basic training on catching a football would be useful for all the Bear folks on offense. 9 yards in the 1st half? Plenty of blame to go all around

  13. If you’re going to post Wentz had a mediocre day and post his numbers, how about you post how bad the Eagles receivers are.

    Desean had 1 catch for 5 yards before drawing an OPI and leaving the game.
    Alshon had, a minimum of 3 drops that could’ve changed the game several times.
    Algolhor. well, lets just say he’s back to his 2016 and 2015 form.
    Hollins. Non existent, except to get call on an OPI
    JJaw. didn’t play.

    Sanders. #1 rookie in the league (thank god for him on the team)
    Ertz a handful of catches.
    Goddert. a couple good ones.
    Sproles. a few receptions and a Punt return whiz.

    i’d like to get paid as much as those receivers.. i can catch more than Hollins or JJAW for sure..

    So, the Eagles passed on Josh Gordon, even if a rental for 8 games. Passed on AB, the head case. and continually say we’ll be ok.. As if Pederson is channeling Andy Reid.. We’ve seen these press conferences for 15yrs be Douggie. move on. And when you say “your hats off” to someone.. how about actually taking your damn visor off??

  14. buckdown77 says:
    November 3, 2019 at 4:20 pm
    Love It!!!
    Signed,
    Packer Fan

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    Ummmmm the eagles beat your team on national tv, and you lost to the chargers today. You know the LA Chargers who can’t buy a win.

    Signed

    The rest of the NFL.

  15. bassplucker says:
    November 3, 2019 at 5:17 pm
    Bears are the most disappointing team in the league this year and it’s not even close. Other than Trubisky and a couple of O Linemen they have enough talent to win, yet continue to come up with new and creative ways to lose winnable games. Zero leadership or evidence of accountability up to and including their GM doesn’t give hope for a turnaround any time soon.

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    I gotta go with the Browns. No one actually expected the Bears offense to do anything.

  16. @ eaglesmancave says:

    “Ertz has 9 catches for 103 yds and a TD. What?”

    Yeah, the gifted TD catch for Ertz that shouldn’t have been with Ertz committing a massive push-off to the defenders face mask that was so blatantly missed by the refs. That was an OBVIOUS offensive PI call that wasn’t called, and would have negated the TD and pushed the Eagles back 10 yards. Go back and watch the tape if you don’t believe me. It was yet another horrendous non-call by the refs this year.

    Just be happy your overrated team won today. After their bye, they will lose the next 2 games to the Pats and Seahawks, so how does a 5-6 record sit with you, bro?

  17. My observation: The Bears just aren’t good enough to overcome the things good teams can. Namely the BRUTAL one-sided officiating in the first half. The first Eagles play was an bad defensive PI penalty on Fuller. Then there was the no call on roughing the punter that would have given the Bears a first down. The worst was when the Bears were down 6-0 though and the game was still close. First of all it was a delay of game on Wentz on that 4th down by over a second, then the Bears hold before a terrible roughing the passer penalty is called. The Bears move on and it is 1st and 20 then Ertz makes an egregious and obvious offensive pass interference penalty that is correctly called then inexplicably picked up. Touchdown and the game is all but over as it is now 12-0. Should have been 1st and 30 and at worst then 9-0 at half. Any Eagles fan that watched that game has to admit how bogus the refs were in the first half. The Bears didn’t play well, that is correct but they were in the game. They just aren’t good enough this year to beat the good teams as well as the homer refs that gift touchdowns to the opponents. The Bears offense is brutal, though played better in the 2nd half. The defense is still very good, but not as good as last year. They get tired at the end of the game and can’t get the crucial stops or turnovers as last year. It’s a fine line between 10-6 and 6-10 or 11-5 and 5-11 and this year the Bears are on the wrong side of that line for whatever reason…one thing is clear though, the refs are not helping them get to that right side of the line.

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