Not only did the Chicago Bears win on Monday night, their fourth dub in the last eight, but several of the players acquired by general manager Ryan Poles flashed. DJ Moore eclipsed a thousand yards on the season, and the Bears' all-time single-season receiving marks are in his sights. Rookie Roschon Johnson served as the lead running back throughout the game.
Montez Sweat had a sack and a half and was disruptive all night. Jaquan Brisker had a half-sack and an interception. Kyler Gordon and T.J. Edwards each had a pick, and rookie corner Terell Smith led the team with eight tackles.
Several members of Poles' two draft classes are coming around. He's not batting 1.000, but the hits far outweigh the misses, and that has to be a big reason our fans gave a spike in confidence in the direction of the franchise.
These SB Nation Reacts polls have generally gone with wins and losses, but our fanbase has seen the bigger picture in the last two years and voted accordingly. We weighed in with the future on our minds, but the slow start for Justin Fields and his injury gave us second thoughts.
The Bears have their bye next, and then they'll host the Lions, a team they should have best a couple of weeks ago. They'll then travel to Cleveland, a team that may be starting Joe Flacco at quarterback this Sunday. They'll get the Cardinals and Falcons at home before wrapping up the season in Green Bay.
It's possible they're favored in a couple of those contests, and it would not surprise me to see them win three of their last five.
Would that be enough for this regime to survive?
You guys voted in a traditional WCG poll last week, and most believe that Poles will get a third year and the chance to pick a second coach.
With a strong finish to the season, would Poles still look at their horrendous start and feel a change is needed?
If Eberflus is gone, does that increase or decrease the likelihood that quarterback Justin Fields will be elsewhere in 2024?
I still feel that Fields is gone after this season, but if they aren't in a position to draft one of the top two quarterbacks, would they just run it back?
Plenty of questions remain to be answered these last six weeks of the season.
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