The Chicago Bears cannot continue to lean on their defense.
The Chicago Bears defense is good. No check that — the Bears defense is outstanding. In fact, over the last couple of seasons, they have been among the league’s elite. While many feared regression would surely follow the transition from Vic Fangio to Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator, the unit did not skip a beat.
While some may debate this point, the defense was primarily responsible for the team’s 12-4 record in 2018. Last season, there can be no debate. The defense was the only reason the team was even still sniffing a potential playoff berth late in the season. They carried the team’s anemic offense and managed to claw out eight wins despite the offense only scoring 17.5 points per game.