QUICK HITS – Giants @ Bears – Week 2

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The Bears won again. Kind of…again… They didn’t lose…again. 

The Bears record stands at 2-0. It doesn’t feel quite right, but that’s the end result. 

Let’s dive in. 

The Bad

Anthony Miller was phenomenal last week. The touchdown catch was truly special. Miller’s two drops today (one which would have been a touchdown) were downright awful. Your quarterback put the ball in a perfect spot for you to catch a touchdown AND a third down conversion, instead you had ZERO catches. I am sure he will bounce back, but that wasn’t fun.  

Danny Trevethan- woof. James Vaughters (#93) is going to continue to get snaps if this keeps up. 

Saquon Barkley’s injury. None of us want to watch players get hurt. I hope he heals quickly. Honestly, I wanted to see how the Bears defense could handle one of the best RBs in the league.

Matt Nagy trying to get cute. Dude, it’s 3rd and 2, run the ball. Montgomery was a force. Keep giving him the rock when he keeps popping off 8 and 9 yard gains. 

The Good

I already know it’s coming (because I read it on Twitter)… Mitch Trubisky. Mitch made 2-3 bad throws all game long. Yes, I know he had two interceptions, but only one of them was his fault. If Miller didn’t drop that touchdown and Allen Robinson fought a bit harder for that contested ball, we’re talking about a quarterback with six touchdowns and one interception. Instead we’re talking about a quarterback with FIVE touchdowns and two interceptions; either way, that’s really good. Mitch looks better this season. Maybe it’s Nagy, maybe it’s Mitch, maybe it’s both, whatever it is, I want to see more of it. 

Nagy’s continued use of the run game. The Bears had 135 yards on the ground. That’s two weeks in a row that Nagy has committed to the run and won. 

The Defense? They were better this week? I’m Ron Burgundy? The defense made the stops the Bears needed to win the game. There were three sacks instead of one. Robert Quinn stripping the ball was awesome. I still have a lot of questions, but mainly: are these guys still knocking off the rust or just not as good as the last two years. I am pretty sure it’s the former and not the latter, but only time will tell. 

The Bears beat another bad football team. Next week at Atlanta is going to be a real test, especially if those big receivers are healthy. 

I don’t know about you guys, but even though this game was frustrating to watch, the Bears are 2-0 and I am having fun watching live football again. 

Bear Down my friends.

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