Stopping Alvin Kamara and disappointing Mitchell Trubisky. That's how the Chicago Bears can upset the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs on Sunday.
Last Thursday night at Soldier Field we saw the peak of the recent Mitchell Trubisky mini-revival. In front of a primetime audience, the much-maligned quarterback of the Chicago Bears put in his best performance of a disappointing season.
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. After last season’s playoff berth and Coach of the Year honours for their rookie head coach hire, Bears Nation went into this season hoping to take the next step forward. With a second full offseason to fully immerse his unit in his offensive scheme, in particular third year quarterback Mitch Trubisky, Matt Nagy’s team were expected to make a significant leap forward.
Sunday’s narrow victory over the Broncos raises, rather than solves, many questions the Chicago Bears have about their offence going forward.
On NFL opening night, the Monsters of the Midway showed up emphatically. But they were wearing green and white.
2019 sees the NFL celebrate its 100th season. To commemorate this, the league has scheduled a weekly game to honour landmark moments throughout its history.
However, given the depth of Chicago's roster and lack of turnover, I’m cautiously optimistic about the Bears chances of playing football into January.
Nagy is the first Bears head coach, since George Halas in 1920, to win double digit games. That indicates the first-rate job the ex-Delaware and Arena League quarterback has done in turning this team around. The Bears have gone from worst to first in the NFC North when many expected a more modest 8-8 record, or even less.
We round up the highlights from week six.