CHICAGO - Turnovers and poor special teams play did in the San Diego Chargers Thursday night in Chicago as they fall 33-28 in their pre-season game with the Bears.
The team may have a new head coach, and a new system, but with the same old Philip Rivers at quarterback, turnovers once again became a big problem.
The Bolts committed four turnovers, three in the first half, with the special teams not much better -- the Chargers' Keenan Allen fumbled a punt.
The Charger back-ups played pretty well, with rookie running back Foswhitt "Fozzy" Whittaker getting in for a touchdown.
It was also a nice night for Laderius Green, who led all wide receivers with five catches including a touchdown reception.
As for the Bears, Jay Cutler looked shaky again and the defense made up for it, harassing Rivers early on and setting the tone for the Chicago victory.
All eyes remain on the Cutler after the Bears made some big changes on offense in the offseason, hiring coach Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith and revising their line.
So far, the results are mixed at best.
Cutler played a quarter and completed 4-of-5 passes for 38 yards and a touchdown, but the only receiver he targeted was Brandon Marshall.
The Chargers will be on the road again next week, playing the Cardinals in Arizona.