Well, the bad news is that the Chicago Bears’ five-game winning streak came to an end due to a disappointing 30-27 overtime defeat to the lowly New York Giants in Week 13. The good news is that every team in the NFC North loss this week, and the Bears (8-4) still have a 1.5 game lead on the Minnesota Vikings.
Chicago’s defense pretty much carried the team for the first half, and despite some turnovers, the offense was able to muster up two touchdowns to take a 14-10 halftime lead. Unfortunately, the defense gave up big plays in the second half, and it was the offense that had to pick up the slack late in the game. In dramatic fashion, the Bears were able to take the game into overtime, only to falter in the end.
This was a classic “trap game,” and the Bears bit hard on the bait, only to leave New York with a nasty taste in their mouths. Take a look at Chicago’s Week 13 report card to see if their grades are just as nasty.