Pineiro misses 41 yard Field Goal, Bears lose to Chargers 17-16.


Well, the Bears didn’t need Cody Parkey to lose this one. In this situation, it was Eddie Pineiro who was wide left from 41 yards out–his second miss of the game, the the hapless Los Angeles Chargers(3-5) escaped with a 17-16 win over the sinking Bears(3-4). The Bears only got three field goals from Piniero in the first half, including a 19 yarder as time expired for halftime, but even though that gave the Bears a 9-7 lead at the break, the Crowd of 53,973 that showed up, booed loudly as the teams headed off the field.
The Bears came out as if they would take command in the third quarter, going 75 yards in 11 plays, and with David Montgomery crashing in from the 4 yard line for the Bears only touchdown of the day,and a 16-7 lead. Mitchell Trubisky had two key turnovers, one on an interception and on his own fumble that led to a 20 yard field goal by former Fighting Illini Chase McLaughlin. Not quite midway through the fourth quarter, the Chargers took advantage of Trubisky’s fumble,and went 26 yards after Melvin Ingram III fell on it at the Bears 26. After a face mask penalty on Leonard Floyd put the ball on the Bears 11, Phillip Rivers then found Austin Ekeler for the go ahead, and winning TD. Trubisky drove the Bears to the Charger 22, and with both teams out of time outs, Pineiro pulled his kick wide left as 0:00 appeared on the clock.

NOTES—Trubiskey was 23-35 for 253 yards, and a QB rating of 75.1….Rivers was 19-29 for 201 yards, 2 TD’s, and a rating of 82.7…..Montgomery had a career high 135 yards rushing on 27 carries.