As Bears coaches filed back into Halas Hall on Monday morning, one of the biggest topics of discussion from Sunday's heartbreaking 30-27 overtime loss was how many plays the Bears left on the field. 

One play in particular kept coming up in conversations: Saquon Barkley's 22-yard run on 3rd and 23 late in the 2nd quarter. With the first half winding down, the Bears got to Eli Manning with back-to-back sacks from Leonard Floyd and Akiem Hicks. Matt Nagy then used the Bears' second timeout to stop the clock, with the hope that another stop on 3rd-and-long and the Bears' last timeout would allow the team to try for one last punt block before half time. 

On 3rd and 23, New York called a draw for Barkley -- a decision that Giants' head coach Pat Shurmur admitted post-game was a 'give-up call' -- and the rookie RB bounced around a few tackles before eventually gaining 22 yards on the play. The Giants followed that up with a nine-yard reception to Rhett Ellison on 4th and 1 and ended up kicking a 57-yard field goal as time expired. 

Nagy took some heat for the timeout in the immediate aftermath, as the clock stoppage allowed New York to fire off two more plays and head into the locker room on the heels of a momentum-swinging scoring drive. It's not a decision Nagy regrets, though. 

"I'm okay with [calling the timeout there]," Nagy said on Monday. "What I'm not okay with is the play that happened after that and the play that happened after that, okay? So we need to get that fixed and if we're going to call timeout with 17 seconds to go then we're going to do the right thing."

"Well [Barkley] is a good runner and you know he made some nice moves, he ran all over the field, I felt like our guys know, our guys are going to go back and watch the tape and say man we could have been better there. We could have made some tackles and at least cut it to a seven or eight year gain, right, not a 22 yard gain." 

It was a stunning lapse for a Bears' defense that has prided itself all year on getting stops when it matters the most. So what happened?

"You know, there were a lot of things," outside linebacker coach Brandon Staley said. "There were 11 hands in that play. The most important thing is leverage and vision on the football. There were 11 guys in that play. If you watch that play, 11 guys need to be in the position that they're supposed to relative to that call, and I think that if we had done that than we would have gotten out of there in much better shape."

So is it a matter of credit belonging to Barkley, who's 5th in the NFL in rushing yards (829) and rushing touchdowns (8), or blame belonging to a Bears' rush defense that was caught off guard and out of position? 

"Well I think you tip your hat to Saquon, because that run probably goes for 15 yards -- maybe 10 to 15 with a normal back," Staley added. "But he's certainly an exceptional back, and you saw what the result was. So you certainly tip your hat for a part of it."