Good morning. The records say the Bears are still 4-1.
Sure, they’ve found ways to get there that are just this side of unconventional, with an offense that still has shown mere spurts of rhythm in the midst of a quarterback change and a defense that has still been good but found another level when the Bears’ offense gave them a lead at halftime against Tom Brady’s Buccaneers.
But if anything, while it would have been nice for the offense to actually operate much more smoothly from the word “go,” that the Bears have stacked wins in all but one game operating like this is still a credit to Matt Nagy in getting his guys to play a full sixty minutes and never feel like they’re completely out of a game.
The quarterback switch has been made, the schedule is starting to get tougher, and the Bears have to hope the offense starts clicking more if they hope to spin this 4-1 start into a playoff berth. That includes getting things going against a 3-2 Carolina Panthers squad that was booked before the season to be a draft contender, but has started to put themselves in the playoff picture behind the steady play of Teddy Bridgewater and former Bear Mike Davis.
If the Navy and Orange are going to notch win number five on the season, they’ll have to figure out how to score points more consistently, sooner rather than later. They kept pace with the Bucs in a second-half field goal shootout, but churning out a solid touchdown drive or two isn’t too much to ask, is it?
Onward to 5-1. Bear Down, my friends.
- QB Will Grier
- WR Curtis Samuel
- CB Eli Apple
- G Dennis Daley
- DT Woodrow Hamilton
After two weeks away, the WCG Sunday Livestream is back, studying a barnburning Bears offense that’s scored 31 points in two weeks and now lamenting the loss of one of their top linemen in James Daniels. We’ll look at their odds of scoring 30 points sometime this season, attempt to figure out why Anthony Miller just can’t get it together consistently, and bask in Kahlil Mack’s performance.
Of course, all the usual ways to get a hold of us exist.
- Here. As long as your comments are still here, so are we to read them.
- The Twitch page itself, over at Steven’s channel
- And our Twitter pages. Steven’s at @SJS_illini, Sam’s at @SamHouseholder, Jeff’s at @gridironborn, and the main WCG page is @WCGridiron.
As usual, we’ll see you at 9:30 AM CT.