Monday night's game between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings was hard to watch. Both teams played as though they were allergic to offense, particularly Chicago. You can put the blame on offensive coordinator Luke Getsy for that, as he called the Justin Fields-led attack so conservatively.
The Bears' offense often settled for short passes. Out of the 37 passes Fields attempted, only three were for over 10 yards. It should also be noted that there was a stretch that saw the Bears attempt a screen pass to wide receiver DJ Moore three consecutive times.
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Fields finished with 217 passing yards with zero touchdowns on 27-for-37 completions. With such a conservative approach to the passing attack, Fields managed to avoid getting intercepted, but that still shouldn't be used as justification for Getsy and the Bears to run with that plan over and over again in the future.
On the season, the Bears are just 21st in the league with 20.2 points per game and 23rd in the NFL with 6.1 yards per pass completion.
Despite the victory over the Vikings, it's hard to imagine that win doing much to cool down Getsy's seat — and to an extent, head coach Matt Eberflus' as well. Getsy has been the Bears' offensive coordinator since 2022.
Nevertheless, the Bears are back on track and have won two of their last three games, as they enter a bye in Week 13. Chicago returns to action in Week 14 with a home game against the Detroit Lions.