I hadn’t really considered the schedule when the season started but the Bears are actually matched up against George R.R. Martin’s Jets this week. George has been lamenting the fact that his rookie QB is prone to turnovers, which will hopefully play right into the hands of a Bears defense that has been out of sorts in our past two losses. Simply put we’ve forgotten how to tackle and gave up too many big plays on both defense and special teams that have cost us victories against the Dolphins and the Patriots. Trubisky is still showing an uncomfortable tendency to be INACCURATE AF but what’s more concerning is he continues to throw right into coverages when we’re in the red zone; opposing defenses have dropped more passes than they’ve intercepted, meaning his stats should actually be worse. And yet, the offense kept us in the game against the Pats despite our other two phases performing poorly.
Our division is way too tough this year to think that losing these past two games won’t hurt us but I guess there is consolation in the fact that we’ve been close in every contest. I like the culture that Nagy seems to be building so let’s hope the tough losses end up making the team more resilient down the road.