The Bears offense is struggling. But, the unit is complicating matters with offside and false start penalties.
According to STATS, the Bears lead the league with 17 offsides/ false starts on offense and special teams. The league average is six, and the Seattle Seahawks are second worst with 12.
On Monday night, in Detroit, the Bears offensive players were flagged for eight false starts - more than 25 NFL teams had committed for the season, through Sunday's games.
The Green Bay Packers have the third-most false starts, with 10. But the Packers and Seahawks have both played three of five games on the road.
The Bears, meanwhile, have hosted three of five games at Soldier Field. Yes, the Bears played at the Superdome, which is notoriously loud. But, the Houston Texans were flagged for just one false start in a 40-33 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
At Ford Field, in a blowout loss, the Kansas City Chiefs committed one false start. But the Bears offense was flagged for eight of them Monday.
Overall, J'Marcus Webb and Frank Omiyale lead the way with five false starts each, while tight end Kellen Davis has two. For perspective, Omiyale and Webb have more false starts apiece than a dozen teams.
I definitely have to look at myself and where I'm at right now," Omiyale said. "I have to dig deep and get better.'"
Chris Williams, Matt Forte and Devin Hester have one apiece. Chris Conte and Pat Mannelly have them on special teams.