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Bears’ Khalil Mack looking for less talking and more action from his team

Khalil Mack, Bears

Not much has broken the Chicago Bears’ way during the 2019 NFL season, and former Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack has heard enough excuses.

Per CBS Chicago’s Matt Zahn on Twitter:

“There’s a whole bunch of talking we could do. I’m an action guy. That’s why I don’t really like talking to y’all… looking forward to these guys showing how we respond.”

The Bears and Khalil Mack lost on Sunday in a closely contested matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers, losing by a single point when placekicker Eddy Pineiro missed what would have been a game-winning 41-yard field goal. Pineiro previously made three field goals in the game and missed another one, with the Bears offense turning incompetent in the red zone.

Mack, 28, is a force to be reckoned with, but the team, at 3-4, isn’t quite there yet. The four-time Pro-Bowler has 5.5 sacks for the Bears in seven games; meanwhile, Chicago is in the middle of a three-game losing streak, which follow three straight wins from Weeks 2-4.

When the Bears traded multiple draft picks to the Oakland Raiders for Khalil Mack, both Chicago and player expected to compete every week and get to the top of the NFC North standings. The Bears can’t find a rhythm, however, and much of the fans’ frustration has been directed at third-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who leads the anemic offense. While Mack delivers on the defensive side, the former second-overall pick needs to step up on offense.