Good morning. It’s Packers week.
Five weeks ago the Bears were at their highest point - 5-1 and in the mix for the NFC North despite having one of the league’s worst offenses, buoyed by yet another great defense. Four games later, and the Bears have stumbled through the bye on a four-game skid at 5-5, continuing to have one of the league’s worst offenses, and now going up against the leaders of the NFC North and a team that has had the Bears’ number over Aaron Rodgers’ career.
Seems like a recipe to get well, doesn’t it? Yeah, I didn’t think so. The Bears have gone from contender to one of the bleakest teams in the NFL. From playoff talk to “Playoffs?!” talk. Again.
That being said, 5-5 isn’t the end of the season, and with six to play, if the Bears turn it around in a hurry, they can still find themselves in that conversation. Mitchell Trubisky gets the start over an injured Nick Foles, and while the offense hasn’t looked good under either quarterback, if the Navy and Orange hope to salvage anything, or if Trubisky hopes to salvage his career as a starting NFL quarterback, the offense has to get it moving. Now.
Onward to 6-5. Bear Down, my friends.
The WCG Sunday Livestream returns in full, as plans shift around, but the bad Bears football remains the same.
We’ll discuss the return of Trubisky, how much longer the defense can continue to play at its high level, just how many points they have to hold an offense to before it feels like the Bears can win a game, overs and unders, and a bit of “Who should stay and who should go” at this stage of the game.
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.