We heard that players and coaches talked at all camps for a long time that the 2020 Chicago Bears were going to look somewhat different from what we saw a year ago. Commitment to the running game, a different scheme, less predictability and more balance in the run game were heard in every zoom press conference we heard.
We were not quite sure if it was just the matter, or if there would be some substance to his proclamation, but after a week it seems that they were true to his word.
Matt Negi, who made head quarters and play calls, also had no happy nervousness when the Bears were 23 to 6 in the third quarter. Negi simply kept running his offense and his team eventually returned from 27 to 23 to defeat the Detroit Lions.
Negi was supposed to dial more through the air in the fourth, but the fact that he was put to plan in the third shows growth, and it showed confidence in his team to run the ball.
But now let’s examine what the Power Rankers had to say about the Chicago Bears in the first place.
CBS Sports raised the Beers to 6 places to 20th.
Mitch Trubisky saw him return in the fourth quarter against the Lions. Is this his start growing as a quarterback?
This is reported in the Sporting News this week.
20. Chicago Bears 1-0 (24)
What was that? Mitchell Trubisky had a classic smell until turning into a Captain Comeback like the Matthew Stafford against the Lions. Running games and defense help with better support.
NFL.com raised the Beers to 2 spots overall.
Just when it looked like Michelle Trubisky was finally about to go out of town for good, the former No. 2 overall came to life and threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter of a stunning comeback on the Lions. According to NFL Research, this marked the first return of the Beers since 1998, a 17-plus point deficit entering the fourth quarter. Did they get a dollop of good luck in the final seconds as D’Andra Swift’s hide and seek? Sure, but we’re not taking anything away from Beers right now. It was a game that showed some courage.
Here’s how pro football network was.
23) Chicago Bears
Mitch Trubisky didn’t play great in the Beers’ win in Detroit, but his 3-0 TD / INT ratio is something new that Chicago fans might actually get used to.
ESPN always twists its power rankings slightly, and this week it was spotting a cheater on each team.
20. Chicago Bears (1-0)
Prescan Ranking: 22
Best Rocky Debut: CB Jaylon johnson
The rookie out of Utah finished the game with six tackles and several pass breakups, including one on the final game when Johnson took the ball away from Lions receiver Marvin Jones Jr., saving the Bears’ impending victory . Outside of a run over by Jones during a memorable first-half collision, Johnson made a notable NFL debut. The second-round pick played all 78 snaps on defense and became the first Bears rookie to start Week 1 since Walt Harris in 1996. – Jeff Dickerson
MSN is like this.
17. Chicago Bears (Last Week: 19)
We are not ready to get all fired after Mitchell Trubisky’s career quarters. The first 45 minutes left one wondering when Nick Foles would take over. Fifteen minutes of weather is not formed. And although they were favored, they were still lions. Matt Patricia is now 9-23-1.
NBC Sports has beer like this.
15) Chicago Bears (LW: 13)
The Bears’ offense saw some encouraging signs, but still looked disappointed until Mitch Trubisky warmed up in the fourth quarter. With the Giants coming to Soldier Field on Sunday, the Bears should be 2-0.
Yahoo Sports has more beer than some others.
15. Chicago Bears (1-0, LW: 21)
After three quarters, it seemed hard to believe that Mitchell Trubisky would be the Bears’ starter in Week 2. To call Trubisky’s brilliant fourth quarter a job-saving performance could be a silence. The question is if Trubisky can build on that success, or at least if it gives him a little more job security if things go bad in the next game or two.
Where will you guys put the beers after a week?