Welcome to the first piece in my new opinion column, Girl Who Loves Da Bears. A column on a mission to spread positive Bears news, and support current and former players plus the positive things they're doing around Chicago.
The Bears aren't a bad team, especially when the offense, defense and special teams are rolling.
Hear me out. If you look at their past games (minus the season opener against the Green Bay Packers and week three against the Kansas City Chiefs), they had a significant chance of winning.
BEARS LOSSES: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (17-27), Denver Broncos (28-31, this game...gave me trust issues, JK), and the Minnesota Vikings (13-19).
Those games weren't eye-gauging. The Bears just needed to improve and clean up easily fixable mistakes, which, in my opinion, is what they're doing.
Look at the games against the Washington Commanders and the Las Vegas Raiders. A 40-20 and 30-12 game win doesn't come easy. There's the argument, "Well, the opposing teams have bad defenses; that's why they scored all those points." Here's a gentle reminder: every NFL player is a skilled player, even those on the practice squad (otherwise, they wouldn't be in the league, just my opinion).
Also, a WIN IS A WIN. It doesn't matter if it's by one point or more. Let's take a brief look at Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Bears vs. Las Vegas Raiders (30-12)
How did the Bears win this game? Although the entire team played with force, three key players significantly contributed to the win: QB Tyson Bagent, RB D'Onta Foreman and CB Jaylon Johnson.
With Quarterback Justin Fields out due to a right thumb injury, many doubters already had the Bears losing this game—and they proved them wrong!
Backup rookie Quarterback, Tyson Bagent was impressive even though this was his first time starting in an NFL game. STATS: 21/29, 162 yards, 1 passing touchdown
Running back D'Onta Foreman was crowned Player of the Game for this three-touchdown performance. STATS: 89 yards, 16 attempts, 2 rushing touchdowns (with a third from a passing touchdown from Bagent)
Cornerback Jaylon Johnson proved he's one of the best CBs in the NFL and deserves a contract extension (aka PAY THAT MAN). STATS: 2 interceptions (including one 39-yard pick-six)
This was the first Bears home win in a while, and it's well-deserved. The defense were monsters; the offense put up the points, and special teams held their own.
I'm excited for Justin Fields to get back healthy, and I'm glad Tyson Bagent had a great game.
Who's ready for more wins?