3 takeaways: How did Bears CB Jaylon Johnson go from questionable to IR?

Plus, a look at kicker Cairo Santos straightening himself out and the rash of fights late in the Bills-Bears game.

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A photo of Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson playing in a game against the Rams.

Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson was questionable in the final injury report of the week, then went on injured reserve the next day.

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The Bears gave the Bills a decent run for a while but fizzled at the end and fell 35-13 for their eighth loss in a row. That’s their longest losing streak in one season since 2002.

The biggest news to come out of the game was that quarterback Justin Fields wasn’t badly injured when a Bills player stepped on his foot near the end, meaning he should be fine to play next Sunday against the Lions.

Here are three other takeaways from the game:

Santos rebounds

Kicker Cairo Santos gave the Bears a scare with his missed extra points the last few games, but he straightened that out and made all his kicks Saturday — an extra point and field goals of 35 and 37 yards — despite frigid temperatures and wind gusts up to 32 mph.

Johnson’s injury

It’s odd for a player to go from questionable one day to injured reserve the next, as cornerback Jaylon Johnson did leading up to the game, but coach Matt Eberflus said both sides were hoping he could play through a broken ring finger. Ultimately, he shelved Johnson because it was ‘‘in the best interest of our organization.’’

Chippy Christmas

The Bears and Bills don’t have much of a rivalry, but multiple fights broke out between the teams late in the game, with both sidelines emptying at one point. It seems the cold weather and the accumulation of defeats has made the Bears irritable. ‘‘It’s just competitive men,’’ receiver Velus Jones said. “Nobody likes losing. That’s all it is.’’

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