They may be on their bye week, but the Chicago Bears could see things turn even worse in Week 11.
The 2020 Chicago Bears are at their lowest point of the season, riding four straight losses after starting the year 5-1. Some called them the most fraudulent 5-1 team ever, and while fans were frustrated and angry at that comparison, those folks might just have been correct.
Now 5-5, the Bears are on bye in Week 11 as the rest of the NFC North takes the field. Starting at noon, the Detroit Lions look to even their record at 5-5 as they take on the Carolina Panthers.
While this game might otherwise be in favor of Carolina, the Panthers are without starting running back Christian McCaffrey and their starting quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, is questionable. Bridgewater is truly a game-time decision, it appears.
If Carolina has to sit Bridgewater and go with backup P.J. Walker, the Lions should be able to take advantage and make this game a winnable one. Matthew Stafford has been playing better as of late. Though he’ll be without a couple of offensive weapons, the Lions know they have a lot to play for and Stafford is a guy who is more than capable of leading this team to victory.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings are riding a three-game win streak and also look to get even at 5-5 with a win over the Dallas Cowboys. Not much needs to be said about Dallas, who is without Dak Prescott for the remainder of the year. The Cowboys defense has been atrocious, and Dalvin Cook will likely have yet another stellar game.
With the Vikings on their way to 5-5, all eyes are on the Green Bay Packers in arguably the best matchup of the week when they take on the 6-3 Indianapolis Colts, who boast one of the league’s best overall defenses.
Aaron Rodgers has had a phenomenal season, and he looks to have stud receiver Davante Adams back on the field, tool. With Adams and Rodgers both on the field, it’s tough to count the Packers out, Green Bay could be sitting at 8-2 after this week, with the Bears looking up from the bottom.
Tuesday morning, when it’s all said and done, the Bears could be in a three-way tie with the Vikings and Lions at 5-5 and clearly on a different path than their division rivals.
Head coach Matt Nagy acknowledged that he may look at another quarterback change if Mitchell Trubisky is healthy, which signals he realizes he’s on the hot seat. If the Bears continue down this road of losing, Nagy should be gone by the end of the year — and many fans believe that’s the correct move.
However, general manager Ryan Pace? He’s another story, but we’ll leave that for another day and, quite literally, another story. For now, let’s sit back, relax and hope Chicago isn’t victim of an NFC North rival sweep in Week 11.