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Every time a Chicago Bears fans thinks to themselves, ‘it can’t get any worse,’ it does.
We went from cheering for a first place, 5-1 team, to watching five straight losses that dropped the Bears to third place in the NFC North. This Sunday there will be a battle for the division cellar at Soldier Field as the 5-6 Bears take on the 4-7 Detroit Lions, and while a Chicago loss would technically still have the Bears ahead of Detroit thanks to a better conference record, they’ll still share identically pitiful records.
Bears fans certainly aren’t expecting much from our favorite team as our SB Nation Reacts confidence results have us tied at all-time low of just 6% confident in the direction of the franchise.
There’s only one fanbase that’s less confident in the direction of their team, with fans of the Philadelphia Eagles sitting at just 4%.
The Lions meanwhile saw a huge bump in confidence from their fans, no, not because of a win, but because they fired their head coach and general manager following their embarrassing loss to the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving.
Detroit fans went from just 2% confident in the direction of their team all the way up to 53%. The Lions have a lot of work to do, but at least the franchise has identified what they were doing wasn’t working and are making moves for the future.
The Bears seem mired in mediocrity, and with a few winnable games upcoming on the schedule, it appears the status quo is a viable option this offseason. Head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace are both squarely on the hot seat, but keeping both if the team can fight back to .500 seems like a Bears move.