The Chicago Bears lost 17-15 to the Denver Broncos today in a contest they probably should have won.
After going down 17-9 with 11:42 left in the game, Chicago's offense had the ball in Denver territory three times down the stretch but came away with just six total points, which included a failed two-point conversion that sealed the game for the Broncos.
The Bears fall to 4-6 on the season, with their last three losses coming by a combined eight points.
RB Ka'Deem Carey
The Bears struggled to run the ball today but Ka'Deem Carey did his best to carry the load. He rushed nine times for 32 yards, while his 3.6 yards per carry were nearly twice as much as starting running back Jeremy Langford (1.9). Carey suffered a concussion in the second half and did not return, which was a blow to Chicago's rushing attack, which could muster just 86 yards on the day.
WR Marquess Wilson
Alshon Jeffery missed his fifth game of the year due to groin and shoulder injuries, which thrust Wilson into the No. 1 role. He responded with a team-high four receptions for 102 yards. Wilson was the only consistent option for quarterback Jay Cutler and the passing attack all afternoon.
S Adrian Amos
Adrian Amos is proving to be the most valuable draft pick of this year's class. He continued his season-long streak of strong play today. He was reliable as an open field tackler, laid the lumber on a couple of receivers after the catch and picked up his first career sack. The Bears gave up too many yards on the ground but it would have been a lot worse if it weren't for Amos's performance in run support.
QB Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler committed two turnovers and the offense was 1-for-4 in red-zone efficiency. In addition, it was Cutler's decision on the two-point conversion attempt to option out of the pass play to a run play, which was subsequently stuffed at the line of scrimmage. Cutler had his worst outing of the season today and his turnovers were the difference in the game.
TE Martellus Bennett
With Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal inactive, Martellus Bennett once again failed to step up to the plate. He caught just two passes for 26 yards and lost nearly every contested pass thrown his way. Yet he was even worse as a blocker, where he showed very little effort and was a liability in the run game. Bennett's wildly disappointing campaign continues to roll along.
RB Jeremy Langford
After accumulating more then 320 yards from scrimmage the last two games combined, Jeremy Langford was stymied by Denver's defense. He finished the day with 42 total yards and ran for just 1.9 yards per carry. Langford didn't get much blocking up front but he failed to make defenders miss and could not push the pile, while his inability to track the ball on a go route cost the Bears a first-half score.
S Chris Prosinksi
Chris Prosinksi started in place of the injured Antrel Rolle. On Denver's first drive, Prosinski had a blown coverage and then a missed tackle, which led to Demaryius Thomas's 59-yard score. It was not a strong game from the fifth-year safety.
CB Kyle Fuller
After performing at a high level the past three weeks, Kyle Fuller played well for three quarters against the Broncos. Yet he faltered with the game on the line, giving up a 10-yard touchdown to receiver Cody Latimer in the fourth quarter, which turned out to be the game-winning score. Fuller had a decent outing but he crumbled when the game was on the line.