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After “sickening” loss to Ravens, Bears players say “we just have to be better” – CBS Chicago


CHICAGO (CBS) – The tired Bears have no time to rest after their excruciating 16-13 loss to the Ravens, the team preparing to travel to Detroit on Thursday and rookie quarterback Justin Fields recovering from a rib injury that ‘he suffered on Sunday.

Despite a week off, the Bears still couldn’t muster much offense, failing to score in the first half of Sunday’s loss. Even after rallying for a 13-9 lead at the end of 4e quarterback, the defense couldn’t stop Ravens substitute Tyler Huntley – who had only had 11 career passing attempts before the game – from running 61 yards in 79 seconds for the game-winning score.

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“It was really sickening like [Robert Quinn] said, and it sucks you can’t win, ”said linebacker Roquan Smith.

The job of ending a five-game losing streak won’t be easy for the Bears, with a short week before their Thanksgiving game with the Lions, and a quarterback question, forcing the offense to brace for. both for Fields and for replacement Andy. Dalton.

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“You just have to know, when Andy is in it, how he throws the ball is different from the way Justin throws it, and things like that. So there are just things you have to keep in mind in these situations, ”said tight end Cole Kmet. “Different arm slits, different sizes, just things like that. So you have to be ready for it.

Cornerback Jaylon Johnson said there was no “rah rah” speech in the locker room. There is no need to talk more, only to perform on each piece.

” We must change ; defensive backs, I mean, at the end of the day. We just have to be better. Whatever it is, if it’s communication, if it’s execution, if it’s a lack of focus, we all really need to come together and find a way to help each other, ”he said. he declares.

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Johnson said there was no comfort in facing a winless Lions side on Thursday. He said it was a good team that just didn’t end well, which the Bears know a little about.

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