We are now two weeks into the NFL season and football fans are definitely happy to have Americas Sport back. Now that we are in the season, we are starting to get a sense of who the more competitive teams are going to be this year. However, we also don’t know for sure if these hot teams will stay that way, and one of those teams in question is the Bears.
They are currently sitting at a perfect 2-0, and even with their start, there is still uncertainty for the fans, given the way that the team won. In the first game of the season, the Bears played the Detroit Lions, who are in the same conference as them. The end score of the game was 27-23. However two important facts should be pointed out. The first important fact is that before the start of the fourth quarter, the score of the game was 23-6, so the Bears were in a deep hole. However, quarterback Mitch Trubisky led an incredible comeback, to score 21 unanswered points to take the lead.
This is a good thing, because it shows the potential of the offense, and what they are capable of at their best. However, the second fact of this game is that the Bears were ultimately lucky to win. Although they clawed their way back to take the lead, on the final drive of the game, the Lions rookie running back dropped a wide open pass while in the endzone, which would have given the Lions the lead with five seconds remaining. So even though they won, it was really more that the Lions lost that game, then the Bears won it.
In the second game of the season, the Bears played the New York Giants. They started off the game really strong, scoring 17 points in the first half while allowing no points by the other team. The giants star running back had also gotten hurt during the first half with a torn ACL. However the problems would arise in the second half for the bears. They did not score a point the entire second half, and the game ended up coming down to the last play, where the defense made a final stand in the red zone, after allowing the giants to march up the field.
Some fans are really worried about the inconsistency of the offense and if they will be able to get production out of them. With the teams that they will have to face in the coming weeks, their offense will be needed if they plan on winning and keeping their record high to have a chance of a playoff run. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
By Devin Foster, Sophomore, Bradley University
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