The Chicago Bears found themselves in familiar territory once again against the Green Bay Packers. The first day of the regular season for Chicago at Soldier Field felt like Groundhog Day for them as they got smoked against Green Bay 38-20.
A lot of people thought it was going to be different in the opening game for the Bears against the Packers. Justin Fields entered his third NFL season, and Jordan Love had his first career opening-day start for the Packers. It was very frustrating for the Chicago Bears to lose to them once again, as it is nine straight.
Quarterback Justin Fields, after the game, told Chris Emma of 670 The Score in Chicago about the loss:
“It sucks, it sucks. Rivalry, Week 1, going against the Packers, it sucks. Nobody is in good spirits. This one hurts, I’m not going to lie to you. It defintely sucks.”
Justin Fields was not terrible in this matchup for the Chicago Bears, with 24-of-37 passing for 216 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He also led Chicago in rushing with 59 yards rushing on nine carries.
His new teammate, D.J. Moore, a wide receiver who was acquired in a trade in the offseason from the Carolina Panthers, also spoke to Emma after the game was over. Moore added:
“This game was hyped up. We didn’t bring the juice and hype to the party today. We lost. We got to go back to the drawing board.”
The Chicago Bears Can’t Afford This Loss to Let It Snowball On Them
Chicago went 3-14 last season and had the worst record in the NFL. What the Bears can not afford to do is let these losses snowball on them. They need to find ways to show improvement after this loss against the Green Bay Packers. Yes, it has been nine consecutive losses to this team, and it is frustrating, but it is only Week 1, after all.
The Chicago Bears will go on the road in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0). That is a winnable game for Chicago. If they don’t win that football game, it could be another long season for the Bears, and Green Bay Packers fans will be laughing from afar.