The Chicago Bears have stepped up as one of the surprise teams in the NFL in 2018, as their win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night showed the NFL world just how good this team could be.
The club sits at 9-4, but more impressively they are 6-1 at home through seven games at Solider Field, and look like they will be tough to stop when it comes to hosting a playoff game in the Wild Card round of the NFC.
While the win over the Rams was their most impressive of the season, they will have another tough NFC North test at home Sunday when they play host to old rival Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Most sportsbooks like https://www.bettingsites.ng have the Bears installed as a healthy six to seven point favorite, as the Packers have had a forgettable 2018, already having parted ways with head coach Mike McCarthy after a loss two weeks back to the Arizona Cardinals at home.
One thing that had to scare Bears fans though Sunday night was the play of second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, as he threw three interceptions in the performance, and the team scored just 15 points.
Trubisky has been very good at home this season, but that performance, coming in a return from a shoulder injury, has fans a little on edge if he has lost his edge from earlier in the year when he was very good at home.
The quarterback said on Tuesday that he’s not concerned about the outing, and that he feels like he will be able to bounce back in a big way this week against the Packers.
“It sucked being out for two weeks,” Trubisky said. “But, I mean, the shoulder really wasn’t bothering me at all, not my mindset or anything like that.
“Yeah, I’m pretty disappointed in myself, that way I played … but it’s hard to be down when you get such a big win like that. You have to put your own selfish thoughts about how you played aside
Trubisky threw two bad balls high that were picked off, and underthrew a pass intended for Taylor Gabriel that Los Angeles picked off right before halftime.
Overall the former first-round thrower finished the game 16-of-30 for 110 yards, one touchdown, three interceptions and a quarterback rating of 33.3.
That rating was the the lowest single-game passer rating of Trubisky’s career. “I mean, I’ll get everything corrected,” Trubisky said.
If the Bears are going to challenge in the postseason, the quarterback has to be better, otherwise it will be tough to see them making it out of the wild card round.