Bears-Titans halftime update: Offense hibernates as Bears trail 10-0

With a battered line, the Bears’ offense has continued to struggle.

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Everything has been a struggle for the Bears’ offense today.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The one thing that’s gone well for the Bears so far: punting.

They’re down 10-0 at halftime against the Titans and have managed just 105 yards of total offense. One of their best plays of the game was an 11-yard rush by outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo on a fake punt. It is tied for their 10th-longest run of the season.

The Bears are 0 for 7 on third downs, and have gone for it twice on fourth down. Mingo’s run converted one, though they ended up punting on that possession anyway.

The other was a total momentum killer. The Bears’ best drive of the game was their first one, coming off a dominant three-and-out by their defense, and they got no points out of it.

After Nick Foles threw four yards to Allen Robinson on third-and-five, running back David Montgomery was stopped for no gain on fourth down and gave the Titans the ball at their own 34-yard line.

Foles has completed 10 of 17 passes for 85 yards and a 71.9 passer rating.

The Bears defense has been tremendous outside of a 40-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to A.J. Brown late in the half.

Tannehill is just 5 of 13 for 110 yards, and the Bears have sacked him three times. Star running back Derrick Henry has just 26 yards on 13 carries.

The Bears get the ball back to start the second half.

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