CHICAGO – Many people expected this to be a difficult season for the Bears and that there would be growing pains in all 17 games of the season. But Thursday looked like a game that, on paper, the home team at Soldier Field would have a chance to win.

Of course, that wouldn’t be the case, as the Bears took a chance for a win against the Commanders and squandered it away.

Troubles in the red zone and a costly fumble in the fourth quarter left the Bears on the wrong end of a 12-7 final score in a game that didn’t exactly bring out the best of national reviews for either team.

But with the Bears offense failing to capitalize at critical moments, including the game’s second-to-last play, the team is now 2-4 after easily their most painful loss of the 2022 season to date.

Friday’s edition of “The 9-Yard Line” on WGN News Now recaps the highs and many lows of the contest at Soldier Field which is the only scheduled Thursday night game of the season for the Bears. We’ll hear from the team including Matt Eberflus and Justin Fields on a rough night for the offense in the red zone.

We’ll be “Going Through The Emotions” of the defeat as we point out things that made fans smile, frown, or say “OMG.” Plus we’ll take a look at some social media reactions to the loss as well.

You can watch this edition of “The 9-Yard Line” on WGN News Now with Larry Hawley around 4:30 PM in the video above.