Are the Chicago Bears even worth watching on Monday Night Football?Todd Welteron December 20, 2021 at 11:25 pm

The entire starting secondary is out for the Chicago Bears. The starting right and left tackle are out for the Chicago Bears. Allen Robinson is out for the Chicago Bears (although he checked out on the team last week). This is just awful.

The Bears have been wrecked by injuries and a COVID-19 outbreak. This could be the Chicago Bears’ worst game ever played when they face the Minnesota Vikings.

I am not exaggerating when I say ever. The only chance the Chicago Bears have tonight is if the Vikings bus breaks down on the way to Soldier Field.

Since the NFL refused to move the game to another day, I doubt the game gets called on account of mechanical failures to the team bus.

Unless Robert Quinn has a career night and Justin Fields plays the best game of his life, the Bears do not have much of a chance in front of a live national television audience. They are just too depleted.

It is gotten so bad that the Bears had to rush Germain Ifedi back from injured reserve to play right tackle. He is really bad at that position.

Rookie Teven Jenkins will make his first career NFL start at left tackle. He is coming off missing all of training camp and 12 games because of back surgery. He has a total of two-plus quarters and a couple of padded practices experience at the position. Hey, he has a jersey so no excuses.

To top it off, Bears head coach Matt Nagy is going to be calling plays. Well, it will be a collaborative effort.

Matt Nagy when asked by @JoshLissSports if he’ll be “returning” to play-calling tonight: “I’ll be returning to, you know, obviously helping out w/ all the play calling like I do all the time. But at the same time, I think Flip & I are going to do a great job of working together.”

— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) December 20, 2021

When he refers to “Flip,” he means passing game coordinator and quarterback coach John DeFilippo. He was so bad at play calling for the Vikings that he did not make it a full season.

Not even Walter Payton playing under the weather and rushing for 275 yards could win this game. The Chicago Bears are going to roll out Kindle Vildor as the best corner against Justin Jefferson. When Jefferson makes the Hall of Fame one day, this game may be cited as his best game ever.

Vildor will be joined by Thomas Graham Jr. who is a sixth-round pick this year that could not originally make the team out of training camp. BoPete Keyes, Michael Joseph, and Dee Virgin have no business being on an NFL field which makes this even tougher.

As NFL coaches love to say, it is the next man up. There is also another saying that applies appropriately to tonight’s game: wake me when it is over.

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