Bowen: Bears’ Loss A ‘Season Killer’
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(WSCR) To one NFL expert, the Bears loss to the Broncos was simple.
It marked the end of a season that once looked so promising.
“The Bears were able to make (Tim) Tebow look pedestrian,” Matt Bowen of the National Football Post and Chicago Tribune told The Boers and Bernstein Show. “They were playing great in Cover-2 on third downs. … But then to fall apart like that at the end of the game — that’s a season killer. That’s what it is. The end of that game was a season killer for this football team.”
LISTEN: Matt Bowen on The Boers and Bernstein Show
The Bears had the game won. Literally, all they needed to do was run the clock out by staying in bounds as they led by three points with less than two minutes to play. When Marion Barber ran out of bounds, stopping the clock and forcing a punt, everything changed and the Bears lost.
“It’s tough, it really is,” Bowen said. “If you’re a defensive player, I’m sure they’re getting frustrated. You can tell by their comments after the game. They were very frustrated. Urlacher, Briggs, Peppers — they are so upset right now because of how this season has basically just been turned upside down over the last three weeks.”