Bears Gain 9 Yards In 1st Half Against Eagles

The Bears' yardage output in the first half marked the NFL's lowest in 40 years.

Chris Emma
November 03, 2019 - 1:52 pm
Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) is tackled by the Eagles.

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (670 The Score) -- The Bears gained just nine yards of offense in the first half of against the Eagles on Sunday, an output that marked the fewest yards a team has posted at halftime in 40 years, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

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Each of the Bears' six drives ended in a punt by Pat O'Donnell. Only eight of their 20 official snaps on offense gained yardage. Their longest gain came on a seven-yard run by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky late in the second quarter.

The Bears moved the chains only twice in the first half and were 0-for-6 on third-down conversions. They also committed eight penalties for 56 yards.

Despite the Bears' historically poor performance on offense, they trailed the Eagles only 12-0 at halftime.

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