LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears are pondering the possibility they'll lose linebacker Danny Trevathan for a period of time due to suspension, following a vicious hit that put wide receiver Davante Adams in the hospital with a concussion.
"You never want to see anybody get hurt," head coach John Fox said. "Danny Trevathan's not a dirty player and he's not out to hurt anybody.
"They're part of the game; people will look at it, but there was nothing intentional about it by any stretch."
Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara said the hit was one of the most vicious he's seen.
"It was unfortunate to see Davante laid down like that. Guys on our team were definitely praying for him, like, on our knees," Amukamara said.
"But you definitely don't want to take that from a guy's play who's a high motor and is always just flying around to the ball."
--The Bears now trail in the rivalry with Green Bay for the first time since 1933, and aren't happy about it. In fact, it embarrassed tight end Zach Miller
"From the organization on down, the fan base, man, Chicago's a special place to play football in," Miller said. "And you look at that rivalry. You look at where it was at, dead even on a national stage going up into Lambeau, all the things that are set up to be in that moment and part of that.
"And then to go out and perform that way is embarrassing. We're better than that. I truly believe we're a better football team than that. But you've got to prove it. And in that instance last night, we just didn't do it."
--Safety Quintin Demps (arm) was placed on injured reserve Monday (Sept. 29) with a broken arm suffered the previous week against Pittsburgh. Adrian Amos started in his place against Green Bay.
REPORT CARD VS. PACKERS
--PASSING OFFENSE: F - The only redeeming aspects were slot receiver Kendall Wright resurfacing for three catches, and a rare Bears catch-and-run by tight end Zach Miller for the season's longest pass play (29 yards). The coaching staff can make excuses all day, but QB Mike Glennon played his second straight nightmare road game. The offense looked chaotic. A center snap off Glennon's knee couldn't be entirely placed on his shoulders, except these are the types of things that seem to coincidentally happen when he plays. The offensive line couldn't be blamed for Glennon's fumble on the first play from scrimmage when sacked by Clay Matthews. Glennon had plenty of time initially to throw away the ball then or find someone else before getting hit. He eyeballs receivers, but doesn't seem to even see them because he has a 1,000-mile stare going. Glennon looks like a quarterback who is still trying to figure out an offense while everyone else is playing in it. If that's the case then how can playing Mitchell Trubisky be any worse?
--RUSHING OFFENSE: D-minus - Lack of use was a problem, but initially the Packers crowded the line and dared them to throw. And the Bears couldn't run. They faced 10 second-and-10 situations or longer, and five third-and-10 or longer. The chains weren't moving to set up easier conversions, and offensive line penalties played a big part. Jordan Howard ran hard and accepted punishment despite a sore shoulder. The Packers shut down Tarik Cohen after one sizeable gain.
--PASS DEFENSE: F - Confusion existed near the goal line in coverage and twice the Packers took advantage. Kyle Fuller, Bryce Callahan and Eddie Jackson all were involved in getting caught up in a conflict of assignments, which the Packers offense created. Green Bay came in using four guards and a center - and the guards playing tackle weren't even starting-quality guards let alone tackles. Yet they got away with it. Only occasionally did Aaron Rodgers get into trouble. Leonard Floyd made one sack and the Bears had a second sack, but overall had only sporadic pressure on the most sacked quarterback in the league. Green Bay's three-step approach early had the Bears playing tentatively. The 179 yards passing by Rodgers might represent a good night for some defenses against Green Bay, but the Packers simply didn't have to go far to score 35 points.
--RUSH DEFENSE: D - This was the beginning of the end for the Bears Thursday night, and it started with the first series. The Packers averaged 3.8 yards per rush. Although they didn't gash the Bears, they certainly pushed Eddie Goldman, Mitch Unrein and Akiem Hicks off the ball despite using a makeshift offensive line. Giving up 91 yards rushing to a team using practice-squad caliber running backs and backup linemen is a total embarrassment.
--SPECIAL TEAMS: C-minus - They came within less than an inch of their second foul-up on a bouncing punt in three weeks due to a lack of on-field communication. Connor Barth missed a 47-yard field goal early for the second time this season. The missed field goal seemed to take away momentum after the Bears finally found some, and it wouldn't be surprising if the extra time off finds the Bears auditioning kickers. They've already done it once this season without finding an alternative.
--COACHING: F - Coaches couldn't use the excuse of a short work week with too many injuries. The Bears had their real offensive line together for the first time and the Packers had more injuries and the same short work week. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's scheme had given Green Bay trouble in the past, but they neutralized any pressure he could come up with by going predictably to short drops and the running game. Then there was no effective counter-measure. Lack of receivers continues to plague offensive game plans, but the biggest coaching failure was not putting Mitchell Trubisky in for at least the fourth quarter. The Packers had called off the dogs already by then, and a move at that point might have at least been effective lighting a fire under Glennon, who has seemed far too comfortable since saying "this is my year" during OTAs. It also would have given the rookie a chance to get his feet wet by handing off or throwing short.