[2] The Bears lost a fourth assistant coach on January 7, when outside linebackers coach Clint Hurtt joined the New York Jets. Chicago attempted to take advantage of the takeaway, but Cairo Santos' 54-yard field goal went wide right. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. [108] Although Devonta Freeman scored on a five-yard touchdown run, the Bears responded with a 75-yard drive featuring exclusively run plays. On September 19, the Bears removed Joshua Rounds from the practice squad. Defensively, the Bears faced quarterback Carson Wentz, who led the league in touchdown passes with three, and an offense that ranked first in scoring; eleven different players on the Eagles had scored a touchdown in 2017. [127] The Monday after the game, Glennon was benched in favor of Mitchell Trubisky; Glennon's eight turnovers across the first four games of the season led the league. [149] Chicago forced another takeaway when Adrian Amos stripped and recovered the ball from Ingram with 2:12 left. [46], The first signing of May took place on May 1, signing interior offensive lineman and former Bear Taylor Boggs; after spending 2013 and 2014 with the Bears, Boggs played for the Cardinals in 2016. Chicago's next two drives reached Tampa's red zone, but both ended with turnovers on downs. [167] Offensively, the Bears rushing game had an opportune chance to succeed against a 49ers defense that was ranked 30th against the run (28th overall with 374.2 total yards allowed per game), allowing 129.5 rushing yards per game,[168] 42 runs of at least ten yards in 2017 and three running backs to record 100-yard games. To do this, Mitchell Trubisky would have to avoid getting sacked, while the running game would have to reduce its runs resulting in negative yardage. On September 21, the Bears added Tanner Gentry to the practice squad. Green was deflected and intercepted by Eddie Jackson, which resulted in Trubisky's one-yard touchdown pass to Adam Shaheen. However, the Packers offensive line was struggling with injuries, especially with five tackles hurt and three on injured reserve, which Joniak expected the Bears to capitalize on. [45] On April 5, cornerback B. W. Webb was signed on a one-year deal; Webb started eight games for the Saints in 2016 and recorded an interception. While coaching the Panthers in 2006, Fox's team defeated the Falcons as quarterback Chris Weinke also completed four of seven passes. [16][30], Entering the draft, the Bears saw needs at various positions, including quarterback, offensive tackle, wide receiver, and safety. [105], The Falcons' Matt Bryant kicked a 48-yard field goal on the opening drive. [98] On their next drive, the Titans were forced to punt again, with Kern once again forcing the Bears to start deep within their own territory with a 61-yard punt landing at the six. [161] Stafford kneeled once to seal the Bears loss. For the second week of the season, Mike Glennon returned to Raymond James Stadium to take on his former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They want to beat you. Glennon added the meetings are geared around him preparing to run Dowell Loggains' offense in 2017. [49] Four days later, linebacker Dan Skuta, a former player of Vic Fangio during their time with the 49ers, joined the Bears on a one-year deal. Chicago also committed a season-high 15 penalties for 97 yards. CHI – Jordan Howard 8-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 9:18. The defense entered the game with a fifth-ranked red zone touchdown efficiency, while also excelling in providing pressure, ranking second in sacks on third down, ninth in opposing quarterback rating when blitzed, and leading the league in fumble recoveries with 12. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Glennon said Pace told him after the draft "the 2017 season is my year," per Zach Zaidman of the Bears' Radio Network. [162], at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, For week twelve's game, the Bears visited Lincoln Financial Field to play the 9–1 and league-leading Eagles. [138] With Danny Trevathan returning from suspension, the defense faced a Ravens offense that ranked sixth in rushing with 130.4 yards per game. 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On the ensuing drive, Dalton's pass to A. J. After the Broncos punted to start the second half, Trubisky guided the Bears on a 75-yard series, which ended with Benny Cunningham's one-yard touchdown run to take the 14–10 lead. Also a punt returner, he averaged 23 yards on punt returns, but broke his leg on a return during a game last October. Furthermore, the Browns defense led the league in fewest rushing yards allowed per carry on first down. However, the Bears' first drive of the second half ended when Mitchell Trubisky's pass for Kendall Wright was overthrown and intercepted by Darius Slay, which set up Stafford's eight-yard touchdown pass to Eric Ebron. [118], In claiming their first victory of the season, the Bears' running backs provided a solid performance, recording a combined 220 yards on the ground – 200 yards more than in week two. LA Rams claimed the No. A false start penalty on Charles Leno Jr. prompted the Bears to instead kick a 24-yard field goal. Although the Vikings ranked third in converting third downs, Joniak wrote there was "some momentum with this defense."[188]. On December 5, the Bears promoted Howard Jones and Cameron Lee to the active roster.