December 15, 2015
Redskins 24, Bears 21: Skinned, Beaten, Buried
For the second straight week the Chicago Bears lost a game at home they should have won and, for the second straight week, much of the blame falls on a guy who, for a decade, has been the Bears’ most reliable player.
Placekicker Robbie Gould whiffed on a 50-yard field goal attempt with 1:45 left in the fourth quarter, a score that would have tied things up. Instead, it was all over but the whisker-scratching as the Bears fell to a bad Washington Redskins team, 24-21.
We hate Christmas, we fear puppies and sunsets make us puke.
After the Bears beat the Packers on Thanksgiving – a game that feels like it was played in 1988 – we all thought Easy Street was wide open, free of potholes, gay and bright.
But what has followed is consecutive home losses to the 49ers and Redskins, leaving the Bears at 1-6 on their home mud.
Maybe they should start playing home games in Gary. Or Green Bay.
Losing back-to-back home games to Blaine Gabbert and Kirk Cousins reminds us of the time Dane Cook got more laughs than Kim Jong-Un.
The Bears are 5-8, which is also my height, and that’s not going to get any better before January, either.
The Monsters of the Misstep have now also put receiver Kevin White on injured reserve so the rookie first round receiver’s season is over before it ever started. I still want his jersey.
What do we have to play for now besides pride, money and mistletoe?
The 8-5 Vikings are up next. In Minnesota.
Bundle up. Bear Down. Believe in Santa. Say a prayer. –TK