Bears' offense, Justin Fields running out of time to prove they're on right track

The Bears' defense again played 55 minutes near-perfectly. Again, they faltered in the final five, allowing their opponent to score an unlikely comeback.

In the team's 20-17 loss on Sunday, the defense allowed 10 points in the last five minutes and change. They shouldn't be responsible for the outcome.

Defense has helped the team win games for weeks. Start meeting them halfway, offense.“Rise to the challenge.

Usually, the offense can't do that. This season, the Bears have scored 274 points, or 19.6 per game.

 They've gained 4,469 yards, 319.2 per game. That won't win in the NFL, where high-flying offenses score yards and points.

Our offense aims for 28 points per game, said Justin Fields. This defense usually gets us more than enough points. Yes, we must improve.”

The Bears offense's biggest issue is their many issues. When the run game fails, they have no other way to beat the sticks on first and second down.

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