The 4-9 Chicago Bears don’t need officiating to go against them during football games this season. They already have enough issues under embattled head coach Matt Nagy.
Unfortunately for the struggling squad, that was the case against the Minnesota Vikings inside Soldier Field Monday night.
We saw this first hand in the third quarter of the game with Minnesota leading Chicago by the score of 10-3. That included officials on hand calling multiple defensive penalties against the Bears — helping the Vikings score a touchdown and take a 17-3 lead.
Nothing was more blatant in regards to the zebras picking on Chicago than this call against defensive back Jalen Tabor on what was a third-and-18 from the Vikings own 15.
We’re not kidding. This is absolutely atrocious in every possible way. The Chicago Bears were actually called for a low block on defense. You can’t make this up.
What is even happening here? So, a defender can’t attempt to break from the block of an offensive lineman to make a tackle? Legitimately, this might be among the most atrocious penalties we’ve seen called on an NFL field in some time.
Chicago was called for three defensive penalties on this one drive with all three being questionable in nature. The end result was a Vikings touchdown and a two-touchdown lead.