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Magic Johnson vital of Commanders in Bears loss: ‘Performed with no depth or fireplace’

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NBA legend and Washington Commanders restricted proprietor Magic Johnson was not impressed together with his staff’s efficiency Thursday evening. 

The Commanders fell to 2-3 on the season with a 40-20 loss to the Chicago Bears, the Bears first win in nearly a yr. 

Earvin “Magic” Johnson, a brand new proprietor of the Washington Commanders, greets followers at a pep rally after a press convention introducing the staff’s new possession at on July 21, 2023 in Landover, Maryland. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Pictures)

Washington fell behind 27-3 at halftime after Bears quarterback Justin Fields threw for 3 touchdowns within the first half-hour. 

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Johnson took to X, the corporate previously referred to as Twitter, and was extremely vital of the staff’s efficiency following the loss. 

“Tonight the Commanders performed with no depth or fireplace,” Johnson posted. “We didn’t compete within the first half and received down 27-3 heading into halftime. It was too massive of a gap to climb out of and that’s the reason we ended up dropping 40-20.”

Johnson, who was in attendance Thursday evening, was a part of the group led by Josh Harris that purchased the staff in July. 

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Commanders receiver Terry McLaurin known as Johnson’s feedback “a reasonably truthful evaluation.”

Magic Johnson talks during a press conference

Earvin “Magic” Johnson, a brand new proprietor of the Washington Commanders, delivers remarks throughout a press convention introducing the staff’s new possession at FedExField on July 21, 2023 in Landover, Maryland. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Pictures)

“It doesn’t matter what your intentions are. It’s what you place on the market on the sector. I do know we don’t have a lazy bunch. I do know we don’t have a non-intense group of fellows,” McLaurin stated. “That displaying is just not reflective of us, however that’s who we’re — we put that on tape.”

The loss was the third in a row for the Commanders after beginning the season 2-0. 

The Bears snapped a 14-game dropping streak courting again to final yr when Chicago defeated the New England Patriots in Week 7. 

“We simply wanted a win, get the mojo entering into our favor,” Bears vast receiver DJ Moore stated. “It felt superb to get the primary win beneath our belts.”

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Justin Fields silences crowd

Justin Fields, #1 of the Chicago Bears, gestures after scoring a landing through the first quarter in opposition to the Washington Commanders at FedExField on Oct. 5, 2023 in Landover, Maryland. (Jess Rapfogel/Getty Pictures)

Fields completed the evening with 282 passing yards and 4 touchdowns – matching a profession excessive – whereas including 57 yards on the bottom. 

“He’s a heck of a great, younger soccer participant,” Commanders coach Ron Rivera stated.

Washington heads to Atlanta subsequent week whereas the Bears welcome the Minnesota Vikings to Chicago. 

The Related Press contributed to this report

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