Good morning. The Bears are 3-4, have offensive stats resembling the 1930s, the team’s best pass-rushing threat is out for the first time since 2018, and the head coach has to sit at home this week due to CoViD and CoViD-like protocols.
Maybe that last bit is supposed to be read as Hank Hill. I don’t know. After the last two weeks the Bears have had with terrible losses to the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it’s kind of easy to feel like the floor’s fallen out as a Bears fan.
It was also probably the most difficult two-game stretch of the season, so maybe we can all breathe easier this week as it’s the San Francisco 49ers this week and not, say, the Tennessee Titans or Buffalo Bills or Arizona Cardinals.
Of course, betting-wise, the Niners are the favorites in this one, behind a legit pass-rushing threat in Nick Bosa and the Bears being a run-first team that hasn’t put up a 200-yard passing performance just yet this season, missing Kahlil Mack and Akiem Hicks as well in the pass rush, and Matt Nagy being sidelined. The Niners themselves haven’t exactly set the world on fire, not having a 200-yard passing game the last two weeks and scoring 28 total points over that span while riding a four-game losing skid.
But maybe, glimmers of hope have started to return. Larry Borom came off IR Saturday night. Teven Jenkins appeared at practice. And maybe with the players taking more leadership roles with Justin Fields and the receivers discussing altering routes and Jason Peters giving more direct updates in one media session than Matt Nagy has in his head coaching career, maybe this is a growth moment for the Navy and Orange.
Maybe they can rebound after two awful performances and put together their fourth win of the season.
To 4-4. Bear Down, my friends.
The WCG Sunday Livestream is happy the Bulls are 5-1, so there’s at least one halfway-positive note in the Chicago sports-o-sphere from the last week. And the betting line has to be a result of the current state of the Bears more than the actual 49ers team, right?
Of course, there are the usual assortment of ways to get a hold of us:
- Here. These comments. They don’t seem like they’ve broken yet.
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- And over on our Twitter accounts: Steven, Sam and Jeff.
As per usual, we’ll go live around 9:30 AM CT and talk with you for a couple hours. See you then!