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NFL Week 8 PFF ReFocused: Los Angeles Chargers 17, Chicago Bears 16

The Bears' faithful once again felt the pain of a missed game-winning field goal, as Eddie Pineiro's missed kick handed the Los Angeles Chargers a 17-16 victory in Week 8 of the 2019 NFL season.

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Final Score

Los Angeles Chargers 17, Chicago Bears 16

Los Angeles Chargers

Mike Williams made a pair of first-down catches, helping his team pick up the win. His best catch of the day came on an excellent catch in double coverage late in the first half, which helped lead his team down the field to score a touchdown.

Philip Rivers wasn't perfect by any means, but he put together an impressive drive in the third quarter, moving the ball nicely before the drive stalled after a few runs that went for no gain. His late touchdown pass to Austin Ekeler ultimately gave the Chargers the victory.

Casey Hayward Jr. was dominant in pass coverage, breaking up multiple passes and shutting down everything in his area. However, his physical play did yield one defensive pass interference call against him.

Joey Bosa was productive when the Bears executed traditional dropbacks, picking up a handful of pressures, including a couple of sacks. He added a few stops in the run game, but he did also miss a tackle.

Chicago Bears

David Montgomery was given a healthy dose of carries as the Bears dominated time of possession. He was productive with his opportunities, picking up a bunch of first downs, including a 55-yard scamper.

Mitchell Trubisky made plenty of mistakes, making some inaccurate throws and poor reads. He also gave the ball up twice, once on an interception and once on a fumble. He did put the Bears in position for a game-winning field goal on the final drive, but kicker Eddie Pineiro, who had already missed one kick, pushed it wide.

Leonard Floyd was a constant threat in pass-rush situations for the Bears' defense, picking up multiple pressures pass-rush wins. He wasn't just a threat on passing plays, though, as he also picked up two tackles at or behind the line of scrimmage on run plays.

Khalil Mack stepped up in the second half, forcing multiple pressures in the fourth quarter before his signature play of the game where he beat his block to record a sack, which ultimately helped to force a three and out, leading to the opportunity to kick a game-winning field goal.

Cris Collinsworth

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