The Dallas Cowboys dropped to 6-7 on the season subsequent to tumbling to one more over .500 club on Thursday Night Football as the Chicago Bears gave them a 31-24 annihilation at Soldier Field.
This game wasn’t as close as the last score would propose as the Bears were especially in charge all through the night. Toward the beginning, in any case, it appeared as though it’d be a game that the Cowboys would command after they opened the challenge with a 17 play drive that voyaged 75 yards, took almost nine minutes and brought about a touchdown. That drive, nonetheless, demonstrated to be an anomaly in what was a somewhat terrible night for Jason Garrett’s club.
Chicago, in the interim, was tremendous poise through and quarterback Mitch Trubisky made a lot of throws that not exclusively should give the Bears certainty for this season however possibly going ahead also.
This success keeps Chicago’s end of the season games trusts alive, while Dallas may unearth the postseason as a matter of course. For additional on this game, nonetheless, look at our principle takeaways beneath.
Why the Bears won
Chicago had the option to withstand Dallas’ opening drive and truly command the remainder of the game. Mitch Trubisky had that capture on the Bears’ first hostile belonging, yet he played amazingly well in this challenge. He glanced agreeable in the pocket, didn’t settle on numerous poor choices, had the option to hit tight windows and even demonstrated more eagerness to use his legs.
He finished 23 of his 31 goes for 244 yards and three touchdowns. After his pick, he drove Chicago on four straight scoring drives (three touchdowns, one field objective). Apparently his best toss of the night accompanied under brief left in the principal half when he strung the needled between two Dallas defenders on a first-and-15 go to beneficiary Antony Miller for 21 yards. That toss helped Chicago guarantee a twofold score situation sandwiched around halftime.
The Bears truly kept things rather basically in all out attack mode side of the ball. Lead trainer Matt Nagy called a tight end screen to J.P Holtz in the primary a large portion of that helped set up their first touchdown of the game, yet they did basically uncover a portion of the weaknesses of Dallas. Obviously, the poor handling will be featured more underneath, however in the end seconds of the principal half, Chicago apparently loved the matchup they had against Cowboys corner Jaylon Smith as they tossed toward him three-straight occasions before Allen Robinson pulled in his second touchdown of the game.
Protectively, the Bears had the option to truly invalidate Cowboys star beneficiary, Amari Cooper. He had a touchdown late and completed with 83 yards getting, yet he for the most part was kept within proper limits when the game was more being referred to. They likewise totally shut down this Dallas offense on third down for a large portion of the game.
Why the Cowboys lost
Dallas lost in a fairly comparable manner to how they were furious about the Bills on Thanksgiving. After a long, encouraging opening drive that brought about a touchdown, the Cowboys offense and protection essentially fell apart.
On edge side of the ball, poor handling was clear all through the challenge as the Dallas didn’t have a lot of a response for running back David Montgomery, who scrambled for 86 yards, or any other individual so far as that is concerned. One executioner play that showed their poor handling came in the second from last quarter on Chicago’s opening touchdown of the half. Collector Cordarrelle Patterson had the option to pull in a third-and-9 go from Mitch Trubisky and bring it 33 yards down the field to broaden the drive. The greater part of those yards came after he at first broke a handle following his catch and Dallas couldn’t surround him Trubisky himself had the option to shed various handles on his 23-yard touchdown run in the final quarter to totally blow the game open.
Alongside the handling issues, the Cowboys messed themselves up on various events. Penalties helped Chicago stretch out drives that at last prompted touchdowns. On the night, they were called for six punishments and three brought about Bears first downs.
Kicking was additionally an issue for Dallas as Brett Maher missed a 42 yarder and gave Chicago extraordinary field position on what wound up being the drive that Trubisky scrambled for a touchdown. Directly after Dallas had the option to make a turnover and go on a touchdown drive to recoil Chicago’s lead to 10, Maher booted the resulting the opening shot outside the field of play, which put the ball at the Bears 40-yard line. With that extraordinary field position, it took Chicago only three plays to discover the end zone and basically ice the game.
Outside of their opening drive where they changed over every one of the four of their third-down endeavors, Dallas changed over only two of their eleven other third-down endeavors. Not actually a triumphant formula.
Chicago had the option to sandwich consecutive touchdown drives around halftime. After the Cowboys kicker Brett Maher couldn’t net the 42-yarder on Dallas’ last ownership of the primary a large portion of, the Bears had the option to run a two-minute drive that brought about Allen Robinson’s subsequent touchdown snatch of the night. Leaving the a large portion of, the Bears took the opening shot, drove the ball 84 yards, and finished with a touchdown get by Anthony Miller and put Chicago up, every minute of every day.
Dallas had the option to make somewhat of a resurgence late in the game, however this is the place the Bears truly isolated themselves and put the Cowboys in a gap they couldn’t escape.
Play of the Game
With a little more than 90 seconds to play in the opening quarter, Mitch Trubiskey dropped back to pass and endeavored a toss to collector Javon Wims, however ousted him and the ball arrived in the arms of Dallas corner Jourdan Lewis, who made a toe-hauling capture at the 1-yard-line.
Chicago was moving the ball well on this drive and was ready to set up focuses on their first belonging. Outside of invalidating a Bears scoring opportunity, in any case, this block attempt demonstrated to be insignificant as Dallas went three-and-out on the resulting drive. All things considered, they can’t deny the fixation by Lewis here to make the snatch, yet he likewise kept his feet in limits. One of the solitary splendid spots for Dallas in Week 14.
From here the Cowboys will go to Dallas and anticipate the Los Angeles Rams, who will have the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football in the not so distant future. In the interim, the Bears will escape Chicago and take on NFC North opponent Green Bay at Lambeau Field. They’ll be confronting a Packers group that is falling off a home challenge against Washington.