So the Bears are underdogs again. Familiar territory. Personally I prefer that. They never seem to win games they are favored in.
Lots going on this week
Will Bars start? Maybe just the media being th media, but a lot of rumors they may not give him the nod. Personally not sure why. Coward is nothing exciting and Bars played well with a way higher ceiling.
Oline coach Juan Castillo is out this week. He was in close contact with someone that has COVID and considered high risk so he is in quarantine. As of last I read he has not tested positive though. So hopefully all stays good for him.
All kinds of talk about RBs. Everyone wants something new. Does not look like we all see anything but more of the same. Thankfully the Panthers are not as strong of a run defense. Their rushing defense ranks 25th but their pass defense ranks 4th. So Montgomery might finally get some relief and move back to the success he was having earlier in the season. Foles will have a big test and could really use the help from the run game.
Will this be the week that Kmet finally starts making an impact? Maybe the game that Nagy decides Graham can do more than catch TD passes? Foles would be grateful for either or both.
And finally, will the Bears defense win the day? I am not overly worried that Bridgewater is going to have a huge day. He has been playing good football though and the defense cannot look past him. More of a worry is Mike Davis though. The Bears run defense sucks and Davis is going to be motivated. Won't convince me that is not a recipe for disaster.
Game comes down to Foles and company having a second solid game. need to score more than 21 to win. And the Defense being able to contain Davis. Do those two things and I see the Bears headed to 5-1 looking better and better.