Three takeaways from Bears’ 28-19 loss to Packers

A look at Justin Fields’ long touchdown runs, Cole Kmet’s uptick in production and what’s next for the 3-10 Bears.

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Bears tight end Cole Kmet runs with the ball in a game.

Kmet caught six passes for 72 yards against the Packers.

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The Bears have lost eight consecutive games to the Packers by a combined 101 points. Even in a season when everything seems to be crumbling in Green Bay, this is still far from a legitimate rivalry.

Here are three takeaways from the latest defeat:

Fields’ long runs

Justin Fields has three of the four longest runs by a quarterback this season, trailing only Lamar Jackson’s 79-yard touchdown. Fields had a 67-yard touchdown against the Lions and a 61-yarder against the Dolphins before adding a 55-yarder against the Packers on Sunday.

Kmet’s uptick

With Darnell Mooney out, tight end Cole Kmet was the Bears’ leading receiver with six catches for 72 yards. After making only 14 catches in the first eight games, Kmet has 21 for 249 yards and four touchdowns in the last five.

Scary schedule

The harsh reality is that this was one of the most winnable games left on the Bears’ schedule. Their next two opponents, the Eagles and Bills, are a combined 20-4. Both are in the top three in scoring and in the top eight in defense. Both have MVP candidates at quarterback.

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