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    Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy refuses to dwell on the second-half collapse by his team in Sunday's 24-23 loss at Green Bay in the season opener.It's not easy , considering the Bears blew a 20-point lead in Nagy's head coaching debut. They'll take it as a lesson learned."It stings, but we need to use this," Nagy said Monday after reviewing film. "We need to go ahead and use this to get better."If you have the negative, pessimistic approach to it, then that's all wrong."The loss bore a striking resemblance to the way Nagy's season ended last year as Kansas City's offensive coordinator — a 22-21 playoff loss to Tennessee after the Chiefs led 21-3.Except in this one it was an injured Aaron Rodgers coming off the bench to lead the comeback against Khalil Mack and a Bears defense that dominated the first half.Meanwhile, the Bears offense and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky struggled at some key points in the game with chances to lock up a win."We're close," Trubisky said after the game. "We know how close we are."Rodgers took the Packers downfield immediately for the game-winning touchdown, and Trubisky failed to get the Bears past midfield needing a field goal on their final possession.Trubisky finished 23 of 35 for 171 yards with a passer rating of 77.2."He played the way I knew he could play," Nagy said of Trubisky. "He made some plays. Now we left some out there too, but that's going to happen."Trubisky missed a throw on a fade pattern in the end zone to a wide-open Allen Robinson, resulting in a field goal instead of a touchdown. He had a few other mistakes and the Bears settled for two second-half field goals, while struggling on third-and-short situations."We expected a lot of man (coverage) on third-and-short and they came out and played a bunch of zone," Trubisky said. "Credit to them for just mixing it up."A lot of our calls were built for man. We had some risky calls that we just went with and we blew them and they just made plays that we didn't."On the final drive, in particular, Trubisky appeared somewhat rattled by the rush and overthrew Robinson. He also appeared too willing to abandon the play to scramble."There were some good ones, and there were a few where I thought his clock was ticking a little too fast," Nagy said. "You get the pocket collapse a little bit, and I thought that instead of just sliding and then hitching forward, it was a run. He kinda dashed out of there."Nagy also criticized his own play-calling, including a pair of ill-advised screen passes."They played the screens well yesterday," Nagy said. "That's a credit to them. I go back personally. We ran two screens back to back and I didn't like those calls."I told the guys those were on me."Nagy noted defensive problems as well, such as shoddy second-half tackling and Kyle Fuller dropping a potential game-deciding interception. By and large, the offense had the most struggles with just 16 points scored.One area where Nagy wouldn't back down was in defending his decision not to play starters in the next-to-last preseason game. He feels it had no negative influence on offensive execution."The start of the game Authentic Cody Whitehair Jersey , going right down the field in 14 plays and scoring a touchdown, that's growth," Nagy said. "The middle, the three-and-outs, that's not growth. We've got to fix those."And so that's not just the players, that's the coaching staff, that's myself. We do it together."NOTES: The Bears came through the game without a new injury. Linebacker Danny Trevathan went down briefly with a back injury but returned and finished. ... Hall of Fame inductee Brian Urlacher will be honored at halftime of Monday night's home opener against Seattle with induction into the Bears Ring of Excellence. Urlacher's Hall of Fame bust will be at Soldier Field. Whether it's due to a leaking defense or quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's ill-advised throws into pass coverage, the Chicago Bears are in need of a confidence infusion.Playing a 3-4 New York Jets team with its own struggles could go a long way in solving this, but the 3-3 Bears say they've reached a point where they're only concerned with what they control in their search for answers."We can't dwell on the past," linebacker Danny Trevathan said. "We've just got to keep moving forward. It's a long season. We're not in a bad situation."It could be a better situation if the defense regains its swagger. Two straight losses and 69 total points allowed put the defense on its heels."A lot of guys are probably a little down today, probably are disappointed but not discouraged," cornerback Prince Amukamara said. "We know that we're a team that's going to continue to fight."Players had a talk from defensive coordinator Vic Fangio aimed at keeping up spirits."So right now we've just got to continue to build off that and don't let the confidence and swagger go away because that's when things really get bad for us," safety Eddie Jackson said.The defense can trace its downfall to Khalil Mack's ankle injury. Although he has continued playing, he hasn't been the same force as in the first four games.Mack couldn't practice Wednesday, and coach Matt Nagy said it's likely Mack will take the same route as last week when he rested Wednesday and Thursday, practiced on a limited basis Friday and then played."We've got to pick up the slack," Trevathan said.Chicago's defense is now ranked No. 12 after being in the top five much of the season's first quarter. The Bears are eighth in sacks (19) after leading through four games."It plays its part," Jackson said of Mack's injury. "It definitely plays its part, especially when a guy like Mack when he's out."The Bears were hardly a poor pass rushing team before Mack came via trade from Oakland. They tied for seventh in sacks with 42 last year and played the same defense under Fangio with virtually all of the same players.So they say getting pressure on Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold Sunday with Mack limited shouldn't be considered impossible."It's a team, it's 11 guys on the defensive side of the ball," Jackson said. "So when a guy like (Mack) goes out, we've got to put him on our back and just show him, like Authentic Anthony Miller Jersey , it's not just you, it's going to be all of us."Offensively, Trubisky and the passing game could benefit if the Bears begin to run the ball more effectively. Their ranking as the sixth-best rushing team is deceiving because Trubisky has accounted for 245 yards, mostly on scrambles.Jordan Howard averages 3.5 yards and has 90 carries, but last year after six games under former coach John Fox he was averaging 4.2 yards a carry and ran 28 more times. The effect of a struggling running attack has been apparent when the Bears had leads against the Dolphins and Patriots before losing."We need to finish," guard Kyle Long said. "We've had leads in all of (the losses) and we haven't been able to score more points to extend the lead on offense."Nagy called a better running attack a matter of timing up the blocks in a new offense."All of it, the guys are trying, and I know our numbers are skewed a little bit from the quarterback runs, but for the most part we feel like we need to create more of an identity there," Nagy said of the running attack.Trubisky looked at the positive side of the passing game. The Bears scored 31 even while he spent much of the time scrambling and throwing on the run, so if they can complete some from the pocket they'll be ahead of the game."Basically as how I described it, as playing backyard football, me running around just trying to find completions and not being very sound with my footwork and drop-backs," Trubisky said.With Kansas City last year as offensive coordinator, Nagy went through a much worse stretch with six losses in seven games before the Chiefs made the playoffs."There was never any panic, never," Nagy said. "There is not going to be any panic here, either."Nagy pointed out the Bears also won three straight earlier."Good people stick together," Nagy said. "They rally through this kind of stuff and you just keep playing."NOTES: Wide receiver Allen Robinson (groin) did not practice. Robinson in Sunday's game aggravated the injury he suffered two weeks ago. ... Guard Eric Kush (neck) did not practice. Cornerback Marcus Cooper (hamstring) had limited participation in practice. ... Linebacker Roquan Smith has been listed by the Bears as suffering from a wrist injury, but he was able to practice Wednesday.