Originally posted on Inside the Bears  |  Last updated 10/11/11

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 13: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears watches warm-ups before a game against the Green Bay Packers on September 13, 2009 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-15. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Bears’ 24-13 loss Monday to the Lions wasn’t coach Lovie Smith’s finest moment. But a botched opportunity in the first quarter was particularly frustrating for him. Facing a third-and-one from the Lions’ 26 in a scoreless game with 1:10 left in the first quarter, the Bears seemed to do everything wrong. They called a timeout, then ran Matt Forte into the line, where Ndamukong Suh stopped him for no gain. On fourth-and-one, they called a timeout again, disdained a 43-yard field-goal try and ran Forte into the line again, where Suh stopped him for no gain. They compounded matters …
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