World News – US – Go ahead and think about it: Bears look like a playoff team


The Bears didn’t even make it to their locker rooms until the Chicago skyline, towering over the north end of Soldier Field, came to life One by one, like lighthouses overlooking Lake Michigan , the skyscrapers lit up the night sky with a dazzling array of blues and oranges, leaving little doubt as to what had happened on the shores below

Bears are 4-1 When it comes to records, it’s as impressive as it is incomplete No Super Bowl has ever been won until the second weekend in October, but the difference between 3-2 and 4-1 is, in simple terms, significant: historically, 4-1 football teams make the playoffs 85% of the time 3-2 teams? 54%

« I think every time you play 4-1 you get to a point where they’re not always the best of wins, » said Matt Nagy after a 20-19 win. “The best part of it all is that I’m super excited with our players and our coaches that we’re 4-1 and we know we can play a lot better »

That’s right For the third time in four games the offense has scored 20 points or less Nick Foles has somehow found a way to throw the ball 42 times and finish with less than 250 passing yards David Montgomery averaged 29 yards per run (every 10!) And Allen Robinson’s bizarre interception issues continued When one of * Philadelphia * ‘s most revered human beings said it was a fist, you know how sloppy things have gotten

« It was by no means an easy game, » Foles said « We kept fighting, fighting and everyone kept punching And I would say the great thing of tonight was we have to learn how to get through a fist fight like this and come out on top And you don’t want them every week, but if that’s what it takes to win every week, this is what we will do « 

Thursday night could have gone wrong in so many different ways For starters, the Bears spotted Tom Brady 10 points in the first quarter; in the end they gave him the ball and 90 seconds They only converted 30% of their 3rd downs and relied on a backup mate kicker four different times During half a week off, face the best quarterback -all-time full-back in 2020’s best team (at least by DVOA) could have – and probably should have – been disastrous Instead, the Bears have turned the tale, and perhaps the trajectory of their season, around, Tristan Wirfs can tell

“We practiced We train hard,” said Khalil Mack “We work on the little things We try to improve in the little things… It’s only from here It was great to see the success of the hard work that we put in But there is more work to be done There is no abandonment of this group « 

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World News – US – Think about it: Bears look like a playoff team