The Chicago Bears must rely on their defense early.
We currently sit just over two weeks away from the Chicago Bears taking the field in Detroit to face the Lions in the first game of the season. When they do, it will be unlike any other game any of these players have ever played.
For starters, the stadium will be completely empty (ok so maybe not that different than their previous games in Detroit — I kid, I kid). They will also enter the game likely feeling ill-prepared. This is not because Matt Nagy and the rest of the coaching staff have not done enough to get them ready. It is simply because their preseason routine has looked nothing like it has in every other year of their career.