Week 7 could not have been much worse for the Chicago Bears. The starting quarterback got injured. Lance Briggs went down. The defensive struggles continued. Worst of all, the Bears lost a close, winnable game. There is not one true Bears fan who feels optimistic about the rest of the season. However, there is one little thing that can provide the fans with at least a tiny ray of hope going into the later season games – recent history.
Here is a positive thought. In 2010, the Bears lost to the Redskins in Week 7 at home going into their bye week in a game they clearly should have won. They fell to 4-3. Around that time, people were saying the season was over because of the offensive struggles. They were wrong. The Bears ended up losing the NFC Championship game that year, and as bitter of an ending that season had, I’d give almost anything to have the Bears playing in that game again.
What I’m trying to say is that as bad as the defense looks, there may be some kind of solution found. After that loss to the Redskins in 2010, I felt just as aggravated as I do now. Maybe the defense can turn things around even a little bit, just like the 2010 offense.