After blowing the London game to the Raiders, having a week off from the Bears troubles was a nice break to have. That said, it was easy to find various Bears angles in an often-surprising NFL Week 6.
Just a week ago, the Bears looked like a galvanized team after rallying past multiple injuries in route to a huge division win against Minnesota. Not much of that grit and determination showed in the trip to London.
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.
Deciding the best HU, one of the most storied school-wide rivalries in all of HBCU culture, provides a delicious primary story line this year for one of the most well-established “Classic” games.