Looking at things glass half-full, at least the Bears didn't walk away from Soldier Field with another heart-wrenching second-half collapse Sunday.
Instead, they actually put together a valiant comeback after trailing 27-7 at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
The Bears' comeback bid fell short, but they certainly made things interesting in a 27-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans to fall to 2-9 on the season.
Matt Barkley threw for more than 200 yards and two scores in the fourth quarter alone, which also included at least five drops by his receivers in the period.
It was the fifth drop that really did the Bears in as Barkley found Josh Bellamy open in the end zone with under a minute left, but the ball clanked off Bellamy's chest and the Bears couldn't punch it in from seven yards out.
The Bears actually got out to a hot start behind Barkley, racking up 97 yards on the first two possessions of the game plus a 33-yard pass interference penalty on the Titans defense.
Barkley finished the second drive with a seven-yard strike to little-known tight end Daniel Brown, giving the Bears a 7-0 lead on Barkley's first career TD pass.
The Titans immediately responded with a touchdown drive of their own and went on to score 27 unanswered points before Barkley found Marquess Wilson for an eight-yard touchdown with a little more than eight minutes left in the game.
Barkley - making his first NFL start in place of an injured Jay Cutler - didn't do his team any favors early on with a pair of redzone interceptions.
The first one came in the middle of the second quarter when Barkley tried to force a ball inside and watched as linebacker Wesley Woodyard wrestled the ball away from tight end Ben Braunecker.
Barkley's second interception came on third-and-goal from the five when he threw a ball up for grabs in the endzone...right into the hands of Da'Norris Searcy.
The Titans racked up 375 total yards of offense, including 149 rushing as DeMarco Murray (43 yards), Derrick Henry (60 yards) and Marcus Mariota (46 yards) all topped 40 rushing yards.
Jordan Howard was a consistent bright spot for the Bears on offense with 127 total yards on 21 touches.
Marquess Wilson - who returned from injury to make his 2016 debut last week - hauled in eight catches for 125 yards and the TD, but let another score fall through his hands in the endzone late in the fourth quarter.
Barkley finished with 316 yards, three touchdowns and the two interceptions.for a rating of 72.8.