London games can have an air of randomness to them where anything can happen, the Bears should want to keep in control against upset-minded Oakland.
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While the offense dealt with adversity once Trubisky left, the defense never had a problem and performed a miraculously dominant game. Now, the Bears are tied for first in the NFC North with the Packers.
Four quarters will be the minimum to decide this game. Expect nothing less than a stressful, down-to-the-wire nail biter on Sunday.
It was a must win for a Bears team with great aspirations. Losing this game could have put them way too far behind even this early into the season, but a beautiful thing in the NFL is that winning makes everything alright, for at least one more week.
The road of the regular season is paved with some really tough opponents for the Bears, they need to take advantage of the easier teams, such as Washington.
Things are different this year, where the Bears are the hunted but they seemingly don’t have the typical swag of a year ago…stealing a victory like that after a embarrassment in Week 1 must feel like a lift for the whole team.
This is a huge week for head coach Matt Nagy and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, they have a lot to prove. The challenge will be extremely tough playing a familiar face in Broncos head coach Vic Fangio.
This celebratory opener against hated rival Green Bay was supposed to be the beginning of something special, what played out was more of a massive flop, or something from a horror movie.
Tonight marks the first time Bears fans will get to see what a promising young core can do playing against one of their bitter rivals. Make no mistake, the NFC North will be tough and likely the winner will be the team that wins in the division early and often.