The Chicago Bears lost a week ago to the Arizona Cardinals, but what makes that loss sting even worse is remembering where these two teams were at the end of the 2020 season. The Bears backed into the playoffs when the Cardinals lost their last two games, which was a likley reason the franchise decided to bring back general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy for the 2021 season.
The Cardinals are the current top seed in the NFC while the Bears are stumbling along for a third consecutive season at 4-8.
Our fans weren’t feeling very confident after watching Andy Dalton throw 4 interceptions in the Bears 33 to 22 defeat against Arizona, and they expressed that in this week’s SB Nation Reacts.
Chicago fans had a bit of a bump in their confidence in the franchise after their thanksgiving game W, but we dropped down 5 percentage points to 19% this week.
With the Green Bay Packers up next on Sunday Night Football, I’m expecting another drop in our confidence when SB Nation sends us their poll on Tuesday morning. Then again, if the Bears do make a change at either head coach or general manager following the game — unlikely yes, but you never can tell — where would our confidence in the franchise be then?
Let’s just say the Bears do lose, but Justin Fields flashes with some exciting plays, a few other young players make a noticeable impact, and then on Monday morning George McCaskey wakes up and cans Matt Nagy and/or Ryan Pace.
Would your confidence in the direction of the franchise increase?
Bears’ fans, SB Nation Reacts is a neat way share your voice with fans across the NFL with their fun and topical surveys. Each week they’ll shoot out some questions to our plugged-in fanbase, both about the Bears and the other 31 teams too, and we’ll share the results here on Windy City Gridiron. Sign up here to join Reacts.