Watch: Bears' Bilal Nichols ejected for throwing punch at Bucs' Ryan Jensen
Bilal Nichols and the Bears had a rough day in Tampa Bay on Sunday. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears defensive lineman Bilal Nichols lost his cool as his team was getting blown out Sunday and did something stupid as a result.

Nichols was ejected for throwing a punch at Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen during the third quarter of Sunday’s game. Nichols connected with Jensen’s facemask, which made the infraction even more obvious.

It wasn’t really clear if anything prompted Nichols’ reaction. There did seem to be some minor pushing and shoving. It didn't help that the Bears were down 35-3 when Nichols was ejected, but that doesn’t excuse him losing his cool. He will be in line for a fine at the very least.

Bears players losing their composure such as this has been an issue before , too. It doesn’t reflect all that well on coach Matt Nagy, but neither does the score.

Nichols, a fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft, had five sacks last season and has added one so far in 2021.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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